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Is it better a 1gb ddr2 or 512 ddr3 grafic card

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December 24, 2009 7:48:15 AM

I hawe to buy a new computer, but I canot decide which G.C. is better. There is one offer with a amd 4 core procesor with 2.8 but it has a 512 ddr3 grafic card(ati) and the other offer is a 2.6 4 core amd procesor with a 1gb ddr2 g.c. the price is nearly the same
a b U Graphics card
December 24, 2009 8:14:07 AM

^ Give the proper model number of the CPU, graphics card...
And as for your question, generally DDR3 is better than DDR2...So the 512 DDR3 card will be faster than the 1GB DDR2 card if both have the same graphics chip...
a b U Graphics card
December 24, 2009 8:15:43 AM

skip the 1gb ddr2.

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a b U Graphics card
December 24, 2009 8:33:11 AM

512MB DDR3 is much much better than 1GB DDR2.
a c 181 U Graphics card
a b À AMD
December 24, 2009 8:47:05 AM

What are the cards?
The GDDR3 memory will be faster by a good margin, but if it is paired with a slow GPU or the memory bandwidth is limited the benefit will be wasted.
a c 376 U Graphics card
December 24, 2009 8:49:25 AM

If they are the same card 512mb DDR3 is almost definitely better.
a b U Graphics card
December 24, 2009 9:14:41 AM

512MB ddr3 will perform twice better than 1gb ddr2,Go and get the ddr3!

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a b U Graphics card
December 24, 2009 12:45:45 PM

As everyone said, the DDR3 card will be better, unless you need more than the 512MB. If you need more than 512MB, even the DDR3 card will drop to a crawl (video RAM equivalent of swapping).
a c 376 U Graphics card
December 24, 2009 2:32:55 PM

Zenthar said:
As everyone said, the DDR3 card will be better, unless you need more than the 512MB. If you need more than 512MB, even the DDR3 card will drop to a crawl (video RAM equivalent of swapping).

Card's that even have DDR2 versions aren't powerful enough to ever need more than 512mb really.
a b U Graphics card
December 24, 2009 2:45:29 PM

jyjjy said:
Card's that even have DDR2 versions aren't powerful enough to ever need more than 512mb really.
I agree, but I tend to never assume anything. As far as I know some half-ass company might try to sell some GTX285 with some DDR2 to cut costs :p 
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