9800GTX+ 512mb DDR3 and GT 240 512mb ddr5 Tags: Graphics Cards DDR3 Products Graphics Last response: June 19, 2010 9:08 PM in Graphics & Displays Share lammy90 June 19, 2010 6:29:08 PM Hello there, these two products have been mind-boggling me, PNY 9800GTX+ 512mb DDR3 which is going for $70 at my local Fry's PNY GeForce 240 512mb DDR5 for $45 also at Fry's, Planning to get one of these for gaming (Starcraft 2 & Battlefield Bad Company 2) and video editing such as Adobe's products. What I've been told that a video card with DDR5 obviously performs much better than a DDR3, but when i saw these two products and their prices, i just got confused. So what's the better choice? The computer I planned to use the video card for is a HP 6700y ( yes it's not great) AMD Phenom 9150e quad-core 9150e / 1.8 GHz 4gb Ram, i think its SDRAM Has 1 slot for PCI Vista 64x a 300w ATX power supply unit. Thanks. More about : 9800gtx 512mb ddr3 240 512mb ddr5 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove ct1615 Graphics card Master June 19, 2010 6:36:37 PM RAM is only part of a video card. Just like a PC with DDR3 RAM does not make it faster then one with DDR2. You simply cant compare video card specs from different series of cards. The 9800GTX+ has a much better core clock then the GT240 and is a solid step up from it in terms of performance. Your 300w PSU will not be able to power either card. You would need to upgrade it or look at the ATI 5670 which can run on the 300w PSU and offer GT240 performance. | Report abuse rolli59 Graphics card Master June 19, 2010 6:48:01 PM Chances are that the GT240 would run on a 300watt PSU It actually consumes less power than the HD5670 in this stress test http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-5570,2552... | Report abuse ct1615 Graphics card Master June 19, 2010 6:52:00 PM rolli59 said:Chances are that the GT240 would run on a 300watt PSU It actually consumes less power than the HD5670 in this stress test http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-5570,2552... i thought it was more power hungry then that, but looks like it will run on the 300w unit | Report abuse lammy90 June 19, 2010 9:08:14 PM Mmm I see, thank for all the info guys. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Graphics & Displays>9800GTX+ 512mb DDR3 and GT 240 512mb ddr5> Related ressources: ForumEvga GT 240 1GB DDR3 vs evga GT 240 512MB DDR 5 ForumUpgrade from gt 240 512MB "1G gt 240 ddr5 or 1G 6670 ddr3 "? ForumAdvice on upgrade GT 240 512mb DDR5 vs GT 240 1GB DDR3 Forum512MB NVIDIA GeForce G310 DDR3 vs 512mb geforce GT 240 DDR5 Forum9800 GT DDR3 1GB beats GT 240 DDR5 512MB right? ForumNeed Advice on EVGA 9800 GT vs. GT240 512MB DDR5 Forum9600 GT with 512MB DDR3 vs GT240 with 1GB DDR3 ForumGT 240 512 ddr5 or 1024 ddr3 ForumGt240 ddr5 vs gt240 ddr3 ForumGeForce GT 240 DDR3 OR DDR5 ForumXFX GT240 512MB DDR5 GRAPHICS CARD ForumNvidia 240 ddr3 o ddr5 ForumUpgrade from nvidia 9500 GT 512MB to HD 6670 DDR5 1 GB ForumGetting Code 12 after installing GT240 512MB DDR5 ForumGts 450 ddr5 1gb OR gt240 ddr5 1gb ForumAsus gtx560ti directcuII-broken Forum[Solved] With a 1650x1050 resolution monitor are dual 9800gtx+'s worth it? ForumWhat is the amperage for a 9800GTX+? Forum512mb vs 1gb video memory? ForumGT 240 vs 4670 vs 5670 More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !