7300 GT 512MB or 7600 GS 256MB?

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
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  1. As the model number suggests, 7600 GS is better
  2. ¿Over GT vs GS and 512 vs 256?

    Thank you.
  3. 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.
  4. Crystal clear now : )
    Thanks so much!
  5. Is the 7xxx series all you have available for purchase?
  6. 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!
  7. Ah, I see. Well maybe you can sell the 7300 on ebay or craigslist for $20.
  8. Thank you : )
  9. 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 :-)
    http://www.futuremark.com/download/
  10. Actually, I have two 19" monitors. Should I change to the 512 one?
  11. Not really sure. You dont have a motherboard with 2 slots do you?
  12. No, I wish I had : )
  13. 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: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-gaming-graphics-card,2544-7.html
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