Hi folks, I'm thinking buying an ASUS GF 240GT 1GB DDR5. What do you guys think about this card? Is it much better than my Palit 9800GT 512Mb DDR3? I'm a bit confused... if i choose to stay with mine or go for the 240 GT. I think the 6-pin connector are a great disadvantage, and the clocks are a bit lower than my card. What would i do... ?
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Your current card is better then a GT240, by a fairly large margin.....
the GT240 is more in-line with the ATI 9600GT in terms of performance. stick with your 9800GT
Thanks to all. But how is that possible to be better than mine.. 1GB , DDR5, it should be better... i don't understand!
RAM is only one part of a video card
You have a lot more factors in the power of the card then ram type and amount of ram alone.
Think of this way, there are a few 768MB cards that outperform even some 2GB cards.
E.G. The GTX 460 768MB is better then a 4890 2GB.
If you are looking for an upgrade the minimum you should consider is something along the lines of an HD5770/HD4870/GTX 260. Here is an HD4870 for $100 after rebate if you are interested; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121376 It is about 50% faster than your 9800GT, just make sure your power supply can handle the card.