I want to buy a g-card to support the latest games.budget is 1500-3000 Rs.My sys config is dual core 2.5Ghz, 1.0Gb ram,17" monitor. I thought of buying Nvidia geforce 9400 1 Gb or 512mb. Also I heard 8800Geforce with 512 mb is well enough to play games.I'm totally confused whether to get 512mb or 1Gb. what more benifits i get if i buy 1 Gb , is it cost worthy?
Thanks a lot ! so i'll get 512mb. Is 8800GT available in market? whats is its price? i jus saw its 12500Rs. oh.. i won't put hands if its costly , rather i would take 9400 which is 1900Rs for 512mb . Are there any other cards in that price range?
The memory bus width is VERY far from the most important factor in a video card. For example an HD5770 is 128-bit and there are a ton of 256-bit cards that aren't nearly as good. On its own I'd even go as far to say the bit rate is meaningless. It must be combined with the ram speed to determine the memory bandwidth which is the important factor.
In the end the thing that truly matters is performance. If you know enough about video cards you will be able to estimate performance from stats but anyone with enough knowledge to do so knows that benchmarks are a much better and more precise way to determine a card's abilities. Considering the web is full of sites benchmarking any card you may be interested in there is no reason to use anything else.