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7300 GT 512MB or 7600 GS 256MB?

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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
February 12, 2010 11:55:42 AM

Hello, everyone!

Maybe a easy question to answer for you but absolutely difficult one for me (total newbie)

Which one out performs the other,

7300 GT 512MB or 7600 GS 256MB?

Thanks in advance

More about : 7300 512mb 7600 256mb

February 12, 2010 12:05:49 PM

As the model number suggests, 7600 GS is better
February 12, 2010 12:35:11 PM

┬┐Over GT vs GS and 512 vs 256?

Thank you.
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February 12, 2010 12:42:20 PM

Yep the second # ie 6 vs. 3 will indicate the general use it is designed for 0-3 more for office apps, 4-6 general use with some 3d gaming, 7-9 heavier 3d apps including heavier gaming !

So the 7600 is better designed for 3d applications including gaming than the 7300 which is more designed for an office setting.
February 12, 2010 12:43:51 PM

Crystal clear now : )
Thanks so much!
February 12, 2010 12:51:30 PM

Is the 7xxx series all you have available for purchase?
February 12, 2010 1:34:22 PM

I've got a 7600 GS 256MB on my PC. Someone is giving me a 7300 GT 512 MB, so I can plug the new one if it brings any improvement.

I can't judge myself so that's why I'm asking.

I don't know which one is best for normal use, some Photoshop and maybe some 3D gaming.

Thank you!
February 12, 2010 1:56:10 PM

Ah, I see. Well maybe you can sell the 7300 on ebay or craigslist for $20.
February 12, 2010 1:59:22 PM

Thank you : )
February 12, 2010 2:13:16 PM

as a side note-- the 256mb vs 512mb number would only really matter if you had a very large monitor.

Since you have both it cant hurt to play around with them though. Put each in and benchmark them for fun :-)
February 12, 2010 2:17:48 PM

Actually, I have two 19" monitors. Should I change to the 512 one?
February 12, 2010 2:34:50 PM

Not really sure. You dont have a motherboard with 2 slots do you?
February 12, 2010 2:39:13 PM

No, I wish I had : )
February 12, 2010 3:03:44 PM

Hmm. The cards are actually extremely similar in performance. I would try the 7300GT just to see if the 512mb helps at all.

JDFan is correct in Nvidia's naming nomenclature, but in addition to all that-- GT cards are usually clocked higher than GS cards... So i think that in addition to the ram on 2 monitors evens them out.

Tom's Hierarchy chart puts them in the same performance bracket: