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Is the GT240 better than GT220

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Anonymous
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July 16, 2010 10:03:26 PM

I am building a PC and was wondering which would be better for gaming, combined with 2gb of 800mhz DDR2 RAM, and a AMD Athlon II 3ghz tri-core.

The two cards are the GT220-1gb-DDR2 and the GT240-1gb-DDR3.

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a c 376 U Graphics card
July 16, 2010 10:04:36 PM

The GT 240 is certainly better than the GT 220 but there may be better choices. Tell us your budget.
Anonymous
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July 16, 2010 10:06:25 PM

Well, I'm trying to keep it under £450, and with the GT240 it is £417, GT220 is £405.

Are there any better card I can pair with this AMD build?
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a c 376 U Graphics card
July 16, 2010 10:14:54 PM

The HD5570 is similar in performance to the GT 240. Both of them come in DDR3 or DDR5 varieties with the DDR5 cards being noticeably better. If you can afford an HD5670 or 9800GT that would be ideal for a low end card.
a c 376 U Graphics card
July 16, 2010 10:16:23 PM

BTW make sure to get a motherboard that will allow you to unlock the fourth core on that processor.
Anonymous
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July 16, 2010 10:20:01 PM

This is the MoBo:

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/221178

I am probably going to get a 9800gt, is there a noticeable difference between the 512mb and the 1gb?

I will be going for the 512mb if there isn't.
a c 376 U Graphics card
July 16, 2010 10:27:38 PM

Yeah, that board has UCC so it will be able to unlock the fourth core. It's not guaranteed to work but there's a very good chance it will from what I've read.
On cards of this caliber more than 512mb of memory isn't particularly useful so don't spend more on it.
Also there are two versions of the 9800GT. The normal card has a 6-pin power connector while the other is lower power and lacks the connector. For the regular version make sure your power supply can handle the card.
a c 376 U Graphics card
July 16, 2010 10:30:27 PM

Looking on ebuyer the HD5670 seems to be slightly cheaper than the 9800GT. I would recommend it over the 9800GT if that is the case as it will give you similar performance and add DX11 compatibility.
Anonymous
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July 16, 2010 10:34:26 PM

Thanks for the help, the 9800GT was only a few £'s more expensive, and I have ditched my HDMI cable after realising the monitor I'm getiing only has DVI, so it's wound up being £415 overall, which is fairly good price for the amount of power I'm getting, I will have to upgrade to 4gb of RAM when I can though, just for a smoother ride.
Anonymous
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July 16, 2010 10:38:02 PM

I didn't see that, sorry, I'll get a 5670 instead then, £410 overall, not bad, thanks very much for the help.
a c 376 U Graphics card
July 16, 2010 11:04:31 PM

Yeah, 2gb will get you by but adding another 2gb when you can afford it is the way to go.
Anonymous
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July 17, 2010 12:03:33 AM

jyjjy said:
Yeah, 2gb will get you by but adding another 2gb when you can afford it is the way to go.


Just wondering, I spotted a 4850 for a little less, would it be worth getting instead of the 5670, I hear it's better for gaming?

Or should I stick with what I have now?
a c 376 U Graphics card
July 17, 2010 12:20:11 AM

If your power supply can handle it then it is a better card.
Anonymous
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July 17, 2010 12:35:31 AM

jyjjy said:
If your power supply can handle it then it is a better card.


So what would I be able to run with those specs?

2Gb RAM
AMD Athlon II x3(4) 3ghz(3.3ghz overclocked)
Radeon 4850 1Gb

a c 376 U Graphics card
July 17, 2010 3:01:22 AM

You can use any card you want as long as your power supply can handle it.
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