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9600GT with 512MB DDR3 vs GT240 with 1GB DDR3

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February 18, 2010 4:56:58 PM

I previously asked about a full computer and I got a help which I really appreciate of which I decided everything I shall buy but the VGA card.

I think of a Samsung monitor with 20 inch and 1600x900 resolution, what would be better a XFX nVidia 9600GT with 512MB DDR3 or a XFX GT240 with 1GB DDR3 as both of them are approximately same in price , I am a gamer myself so actually I guess that the 9600GT is better but I would like to ask the community, am I thinking in the right way? if yes or no, is this a good monitor or do you have any other suggestion?
February 18, 2010 5:36:47 PM

Shall I buy the 19 inch with 1440x900 or the 9600GT with 1.5GB?
February 19, 2010 6:01:04 AM

Change in plans, I think I am going to buy the 19 inch monitor, but well what about the VGA? I started to think that the 2 cards I mentioned are too strong for such resolution, maybe I can buy the 9500GT 1GB DDR2

So now the questions remains, which card shall I buy with 19 inch monitor with 1440x900 resolution?
1- 9500GT with 1GB and DDR2
2- 9600GT with 512MB and DDR3
3- 9600GT with 1.5GB and DDR3
4- GT240 with 1GB and DDR3

The cheaper the better of course, so if there is no great difference in performance but there is in money then I prefer the cheap one.

Come on guys, I need your help as I buying this computer tomorrow!
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February 19, 2010 6:14:33 AM

I own a GT 240 DDR5 and a 9600 GSO G92 version. My own impressions are that the 9600 GSO is much faster than the GT 240.
February 19, 2010 5:21:30 PM

how abt an hd 4670 gddr3 512 mb cheap high end card
February 19, 2010 7:59:24 PM

HD4670 would be a good choice.

The HD4670 is slightly slower than the 9600 GT but uses less power. Dont bother with 1.5gb ram on the 9600gt. The card is not fast enough to utilize more than 512mb.
The GT240 DDR3 is slower than the 9600GT maybe about the same as 4670.

Just avoid the 9500GT, it is much weaker. And as I said if you get a 9600GT 512mb is all that it can use.
February 20, 2010 2:59:58 PM

Will you be using the card for anything else such as SETI@home or any other programs that use the video card for parallel computing? If you will be then you will definately want to consider the nVidia cards.

Normally I would recommend the newer card but the performance hasn't been up to par with the 9600gt. If you could find a 9600GT with 1GB or RAM then I would pick that over both of the other cards. Generally though the more on board Video RAM the better. More Video RAM allows more information (data and textures) to be loaded to the Video Card where it is actually required before firing out to the display. With less Video RAM the system is more likely to have to transfer data back and fourth between System RAM and Video RAM. This will introduce latency and affect the FPS during gameplay.

I have to agree with frozentundra123456 and recommend to stay away from the 9500gt as it is weaker than the other cards. Still.. not a bad card in it's day.

Generally, you should see the best performance out of the cards with the widest bandwidth (64b, 128b, 256b etc.) and the fastest GPU clock speeds.

After all that I would simply recommend you head on over to the Video Charts section and have a look at which cards are better. I always recommend this before purchasing. Why take my word for it when Tom's has all the numbers.. :p 

Hope this helps Hamadamoh

Regards...





April 8, 2010 3:38:03 AM

Hamadamoh said:
I previously asked about a full computer and I got a help which I really appreciate of which I decided everything I shall buy but the VGA card.

I think of a Samsung monitor with 20 inch and 1600x900 resolution, what would be better a XFX nVidia 9600GT with 512MB DDR3 or a XFX GT240 with 1GB DDR3 as both of them are approximately same in price , I am a gamer myself so actually I guess that the 9600GT is better but I would like to ask the community, am I thinking in the right way? if yes or no, is this a good monitor or do you have any other suggestion?



Go for Samsung 20" monitor, SyncMaster 2033SWPlus, that would be better choice than the 19" 1440X900
because of higher pixel density.

Go for ATI Radeon HD 4670 512MB DDR4 or you can also consider an ati 5000 series, like
the ATI Radeon HD 5670 1GB DDR5 (it is faster than the nvidia gt240).
!