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XFX GT240XYHFC vs Galaxy 24GFH8HX2PUG

I'm debating between: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5507335&CatId=3670 & http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6045761&csid=ITD&body=MAIN#detailspecs

Specs are all the same except for the brands: Galaxy vs XFX. Any recommendations? I want a somewhat quite card.

Note just found out: Galaxy requires 300watt; XFX requires 350watt.
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  1. ptsome110 said:
    I'm debating between: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5507335&CatId=3670 & http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6045761&csid=ITD&body=MAIN#detailspecs

    Specs are all the same except for the brands: Galaxy vs XFX. Any recommendations? I want a somewhat quite card.


    I'm buying a GT 240 because it is inexpensive, yet powerful so hopefully i can actually play games.
    Also, since its a 128bit memory interface, will the DDR5 be wasted?
  2. both cards are fine. xfx has a lifetime warranty if that helps although i do find their fans slightly louder then others but not by much.

    both cards should be fairly quiet.

    as far as DDR5 goes, would you rather have DDR3 and have a slower card?
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    128bit mem + ddr5 performance is about the same as 256bit mem + ddr3 performance...
    Don't worry about that, GT240 is a good card for an average use. :)
  4. Best answer selected by ptsome110.
  5. wa1 said:
    128bit mem + ddr5 performance is about the same as 256bit mem + ddr3 performance...
    Don't worry about that, GT240 is a good card for an average use. :)


    This helped me answer another question: should I get http://www.frys.com/product/6159169 instead. It is GTS 250 512MB 256 bit DDR3 but requires 400 watt; whereas the GT 240 requires 300watt. If the performance are similar then its better to go with 240 so i wont have to upgrade my power supply.
  6. GTS 250 is require 6pin power connector from PSU, so yes, it's better than GT240.
    If you don't want to upgrade PSU then stay with GT240.
  7. You should also consider the HD5670. It is low power like the GT 240 but faster and DX11 compatible.
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