Hey guys, i'm just new to the forums and i've got a question. I'm going to buy a new pc and can't choose between two video cards, their specs are totally the same(except for the fact that the Sapphire one doesn't have DHCP), the only difference is the cooling and that's what i would like to ask: Which of those 2 cards has the best cooling system, or can't you tell just by the pictures?
The Sapphire card has the better cooling. I don't even know what Club3D is. I ALWAYS stick with Sapphice for my ATI products, they are just quality.
DDR4 will typically clock higher than DDR3. I believe the latency on the DDR3 is usually lower though. I could be knows. I don't think on these lower end cards you will see a difference between the 2 types of memory.
Ah thanks for the clarification on the cooling! So Sapphire is good, I understand? That's great
I'll be using the card for some standard desktop computer usage(Internet, Email, Chat and Word processing) and some games (COD4 or something similar). A (customer) review on the site where i am going to buy my PC told me that the card was able to play Crysis at High Quality(not high resolution though) so i guess this'll do for me since I'm not a 'die hard-gamer'.
One more card has come to my attention: Again a Radeon HD2600 XT but this time with 256 MB GDDR4 2.200 MHz memory. My friend told me this one is better for me since i don't want to play high resolution but just high quality. He told me that for high resolution i needed more memory but if i wanted to play 1280x1024 256MB would do.
All cards you guys mention are sold in the US, i live in the Netherlands so i have to have them shipped to me. This is way to expensive for just a card... I wish prices were the same here, but unfortunately they're more expensive here :S