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A stupid question about specs of a graphics card.....

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
January 7, 2010 12:54:53 AM

Ok first of all i admit, yes this is a stupid question but please bare with me, i'm a little confused:

Take my old GECUBE Radeon 9600 PRO as an example, on the front of the box it says 256MB DDR. But on the back where it lists all the features and descriptions, it says "Supports 128MB of DDR memory", so what the hell is the correct one??

Another example is this:

SAPPHIRE 100562L-GN Radeon 9600PRO 256MB 128-bit GDDR2 AGP 4X/8X Video Card

what does the 256MB mean, and the 128-bit, as well as the AGP 4X/8X mean??
January 7, 2010 1:05:15 AM

no no i'm just using that as an example. I have a HD 5870 and GTX 295, but lately i've taken interests in overclocking really old graphics cards, i don't buy them, i just have them from a few years back and wanna know wot im dealing with coz graphics cards nowadays are a little different to the old ones back then, they list their specs etc more clearly as well, at least to me it is.....

anyway the reason i ask is coz i think i have the wrong graphics card, apparently GECUBE 256MB DDR gives you CORE/MEMORY of 400/200, but a 128MB DDR gives you 400/300......
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January 7, 2010 1:17:36 AM

256mb is the video memmory and the 128 bit is the memmory bus