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December 12, 2007 7:22:00 AM

I was wondering whether a 256mb gddr3 is faster then a 512mb ddr2 8600gt....there both leadtek..both around same price...can some1 post benchmarks or something...Thanks

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December 12, 2007 8:20:31 AM

Coldplayer said:
I was wondering whether a 256mb gddr3 is faster then a 512mb ddr2 8600gt....there both leadtek..both around same price...can some1 post benchmarks or something...Thanks


if its the same price then why not? but usually there is very little difference when it comes to memory size, performance comes from architecture, memory speed and bit etc.
December 12, 2007 8:40:11 AM

Dont go for the gddr2...
Its slower
Plus even though you have more Ram on the video doesn't mean the punny 8600 core can take advantage of it.

Stick with the faster smaller amount of ram.
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December 12, 2007 8:40:22 AM

In cases where 256MB of memory or less are being used, the DDR3 version will be faster. These cases are at lower resolutions where the 8600GT is best suited anyways, making it the better option.
December 12, 2007 1:47:58 PM

GDDR3 version will me MUCH faster.
December 12, 2007 11:31:07 PM

how many FPS is MUCH
December 13, 2007 12:10:11 AM

Coldplayer said:
how many FPS is MUCH



7600gt ddr3 to 7600gt ddr2 wise probably which was quite a bit.
December 13, 2007 2:36:49 AM

Coldplayer said:
how many FPS is MUCH


MUCH is LOTS.

Seriously, if you want specific FPS counts you need to look at benches. Depends on the system, game, resolution, etc.
December 14, 2007 12:02:12 PM

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y not fork out a little extra and get one of these... will blow the 8600 series outta the water



Now we are coming to the fork out a little more and you would have an 8800 gt.
December 14, 2007 12:34:55 PM

chookman said:
y not fork out a little extra and get one of these... will blow the 8600 series outta the water

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127313


Well, that's quite a bit more than a "little" different.
You can get 8600GTs for almost 1/2 that price on sale.

But, I don't dispute that the 8600GT is not a gaming card.
It will do "OK" with some things, but not at Hi Res or at Hi Detail.
December 14, 2007 1:07:48 PM

DDR3 is faster than DDR2.
December 14, 2007 2:36:22 PM

zenmaster said:

You can get 8600GTs for almost 1/2 that price on sale.


Where can you get two 8600 GTs for $85?

Even if you could get 8600 GTs in triple SLI, a single 3850 would still beat 'em methinks.
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