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Ddr3 vs ddr2 graphics card

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a b U Graphics card
May 7, 2010 8:02:37 AM

i dnt much abt graphic cards ,so wanted to know that as i recently had a 512ddr2 8600gt nvidia graphics card which is not functioning properly so shopkeeper is ready to offer me a 256dd3 card .should i take it with some charges applicable.
May 7, 2010 8:18:02 AM

The shopkeeper is fooling you. Even though ddr3 memory is faster than ddr2, the 256ddr3 obviously has less frame buffer. Insist on a 512mb ddr2 or better still ddr3. It's here that the extra charges are justificable.
a b U Graphics card
May 7, 2010 9:05:56 AM

Well, depending on the card, the GeForce 8600 GT 512MB DDR2 may perform better or worse, if you mean a GeForce 8600 GT 256MB DDR3, it would probably be faster for lower resolutions such as 1280 x 720, but anything higher then that and you'd probably want to get the 512MB DDR2 version, if possible the 512MB DDR3.
a b U Graphics card
May 7, 2010 9:22:45 AM

8600GT won't be running games at a high resolution even if it had 512MB Memory.
So I'd say 256MB GDDR3 card will perform better than the one with 512MB GDDR2.