Evga GT 240 1GB DDR3 vs evga GT 240 512MB DDR 5

which is better EVGA GT240 1GB DDR3 or EVGA GT240 512MB DDR5
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  1. The ddr5 512mb card is going to perform better since the ram is faster. GT240 is not powerful enough to gain from the extra memory.
  2. i currantly am running a spakle geforce 9400 1gb ddr2 ho much would be improving with an upgrade to one of the above
  3. Even at high resolutions the GDDR5 will beat the GDDR3 1GB.
    The GT 240 can't use the 1GB but it can use the extra speed.
  4. i am currantly running at 1440x900 but wanting to get a better monitor when i have the money right now im focused on speed
  5. Get the GDDR5 version then, you won't use 1GB at all.
  6. also will this handle the new call of duty modern warefare
  7. russianbossman97301 said:
    i currantly am running a spakle geforce 9400 1gb ddr2 ho much would be improving with an upgrade to one of the above

    Here it is compaired with other cards the lowest which is GT220 which is close or better than your current 9400. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gt-240,2475.html the upgrade would be substantial.
  8. biostar nf520-a2 mobo with 2.8ghz athlon x2 with geforce 9400 1gb ddr2 2x2gb ddr2 800
    windows 7 ultimate 64bit
  9. enough info?
  10. If you have the PSU that can handle it you are better of with 9800GT or GTS250 the are a lot faster than the GT240
  11. long in the tooth?
    i dont think my mobo supports triple core or quad also i only have about a hundred dollars to spend give or take 30 doll hairs
  12. i thought the gt series was better than the geforce because i also was told the 9800 was way better than the 9400
  13. Quote:
    Athlon 64 X2s are getting a bit long in the tooth, might get slight bottleneck but overall for COD it should be fine, there should be no reason that you couldn't play COD with high detail @ 1440x900 with 2xAA. Saying that though COD is on of the easier games as far as specification most other games you'd probably have to scale back to medium settings.

    The GTS 240 would be way better than your current 9400 GT but the GT240 is getting long in the tooth as well, I believe its a rebadged 9600GT from 2008 but its still capable. If the budget allows I would drop in an Athlon II X3 and a GTS 250 which should be attainable for less than $200.

    But to answer your question more clearly, yes COD will play well.

    what is long in the tooth? is it cache related?
  14. Quote:
    lol.

    Here is the golden rules, always read the reviews regardless of the perceived hierarchy.

    Most desktop Nvidia video cards are "Geforce" they just stopped announcing it and marketing it as a "Geforce". The 9800 GT is faster than ALOT of video cards with GT infront of its name. For example the GT210, GT220, GT240 are all slower than the a vanilla 9800 GT.


    where can i get a vanilla 9800 and what does the vanilla part mean?
  15. russianbossman97301 said:
    i thought the gt series was better than the geforce because i also was told the 9800 was way better than the 9400

    The GT and GTS definition is a marked gimmick that started with the GTX2xx cards since they had already used up the 9xxx series for their cards. This way they could start at the beginning again. For example the GTS250 is a rebranded 9800GTX+
  16. also about quad cores my dual core 2.8 is faster than my friends quadcore 2.5 beause it processes larger files faster
  17. Quote:
    Vanilla, I mean its a regular 9800 GT, nothing fancy not an overclocked version or a soup up version.

    The 9800 GT from 2008 is a rebadged 8800 GT from 2006 and is still faster than the GT210, GT220, and GT240 from late 2009. Shocking isnt it!

    Edit:

    I'm not saying to suddenly get the 9800 GT, you need to decide what your budget is, whether your PSU can cope with it before you jump and buy it.

    i know nothing about graphic cards cpu requirements this is my proccessor ADA5600IAA6CZ
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    What model name/number is your mates quad core? Not all quad cores are the same.

    Even the slowest quadcore would most probably be faster than the fastest dual core "overall", there might be the odd task the dual core would be faster in. More applications are becoming multi threaded so dual cores will be going slower whilst quads start to peek in performance over time. Think of a quad core as wine, it matures with age.


    funny yo see it that way, because i actually agree, but for 2009 and probably early 2010 my dual core kicks gludious maximus
  19. most software doesn't benifit from quadcore yet
  20. Quote:
    Not true, for the most part during 2009 dual cores were starting to show its age. For example with clock for clock the old Athlon X2s are slower than the new Athlon II and Phenom II quad cores so even if the application or game task you are doing only takes advantage of two of the four cores the "new" quad cores two cores are faster than your old athlon's two cores.


    well i only make my assessment from my experience, so maybe my proccessor is not as bad as most dual cores or maybe it's my computer habbits as tend to not multi task much and i don't use to any demanding programs though i don't remember my friends processor model i know it was 50 dollars and i paid 160 for my processor which to me seems to high, but maybe is better than his, but overall i agrre that quads are better, thats why i plan to get a phenomx4, but must wait until i have a better board than i'm sing since i want to experiment with sli
  21. Quote:
    Alslo.

    Palit GTS 250 $112

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814261051&cm_re=gts_250-_-14-261-051-_-Product

    The performance of all these cards can be found on the chart above.


    will mobo have enough power or does it get power directly from the power supply?
  22. Power from the power supply and you need to have a power supply that has 24amps minimum on the +12 volt rail.
  23. rolli59 said:
    Power from the power supply and you need to have a power supply that has 24amps minimum on the +12 volt rail.


    i don't understand what that means. here is a link to my power supply specs http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817159079,but as educated guess i would say my power supply is 18 amps on the 12v rail
  24. That is plenty for the GTS250
  25. rolli59 said:
    That is plenty for the GTS250


    thank you. if it's not to much to ask could you tell me how to read those ratings
  26. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ImageGallery.aspx?CurImage=17-159-079-S05&SCList=17-159-079-S01%2c17-159-079-S02%2c17-159-079-S03%2c17-159-079-S04%2c17-159-079-S05%2c17-159-079-S06%2c17-159-079-S07%2c17-159-079-S08%2c17-159-079-S09&S7ImageFlag=2&Item=N82E16817159079&Depa=0&WaterMark=1&Description=COOLMAX%20V-600%20600W%20ATX12V%20%20%20%20Power%20Supply If you look at the picture in the link You see all the voltage output with amps underneath. Your particular unit shows 3 +12volt rails with max amps on each rail under neath, there under it has the total combined wattge that those rails can supply at the same time. In this case 450watts which then gives 450w/12v=37.5amps total on the +12 volt rails.
  27. rolli59 said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ImageGallery.aspx?CurImage=17-159-079-S05&SCList=17-159-079-S01%2c17-159-079-S02%2c17-159-079-S03%2c17-159-079-S04%2c17-159-079-S05%2c17-159-079-S06%2c17-159-079-S07%2c17-159-079-S08%2c17-159-079-S09&S7ImageFlag=2&Item=N82E16817159079&Depa=0&WaterMark=1&Description=COOLMAX%20V-600%20600W%20ATX12V%20%20%20%20Power%20Supply If you look at the picture in the link You see all the voltage output with amps underneath. Your particular unit shows 3 +12volt rails with max amps on each rail under neath, there under it has the total combined wattge that those rails can supply at the same time. In this case 450watts which then gives 450w/12v=37.5amps total on the +12 volt rails.


    oh ok thankz i didn realize i had to add them, will it only work if use 2 rails on the card with the adaptor or can i just use the 6 pin connector on the power supply?
  28. Just use the 6pin it is meant for GPU´s.
  29. rolli59 said:
    Just use the 6pin it is meant for GPU´s.

    sweet now i just need to figure out what to tell my wife when she sees the package in the mail
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