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Gpu DDR3 VS DDR2

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October 23, 2010 6:26:36 AM

Hello,i plan to buy an intel core 17 920 or an intel core i5 670. but iam confused with the gcard . should i buy an nvedia 1gb ddr2 128 bit or 512mb ddr3 256 bit ? please help me out .

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a b Î Nvidia
October 23, 2010 6:35:06 AM

The memory bandwidth for 256 bit DDR3 should be about 4 times higher than 128 bit DDR2 which is much, much more important than 1gb vs 512mb.
That said we could help you better if you just tell us which specific cards you are comparing.
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a b Î Nvidia
October 23, 2010 9:49:40 AM

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October 23, 2010 6:49:17 PM

jyjjy said:
The memory bandwidth for 256 bit DDR3 should be about 4 times higher than 128 bit DDR2 which is much, much more important than 1gb vs 512mb.
That said we could help you better if you just tell us which specific cards you are comparing.



these cards are in my list

Palit Geforce 8600GT Super 512MB DDR3
XFX 9600GT 512MB DDR3 Graphics card
XFX 9800GT 512MB DDR3 Graphics card
XFX 9600GT 1GB Graphics card
Palit Geforce 8600GT Super 512MB DDR3
Palit GeForce 9600GT 512MB DDR3
Palit GeForce 9600GT 1GB DDR3
MSI 9600GT N9600GT Green-MD512 512MB GDDR3 Graphics Card
MSI N9600GT N9600GT-T2D1G 1GB GDDR3 Graphics Card
MSI 9800GT N9800GT-T2D512-OC(Fan) 512MB GDDR3 Graphics Card
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a c 171 Î Nvidia
October 23, 2010 6:54:56 PM

All of those cards have been replaced by the GT240 and a GDDR5 version would be the better one to get if it's in your price range.
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a b Î Nvidia
October 23, 2010 7:43:02 PM

The GT 240 is still weaker than then even the 9600GT and much weaker than the 9800GT. Out of the cards you listed the 9800GT is the way to go.
I note you didn't list any ATI cards. An HD5670 would be a good alternative to the 9800GT.
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October 23, 2010 7:45:19 PM

jyjjy said:
The GT 240 is still weaker than then even the 9600GT and much weaker than the 9800GT. Out of the cards you listed the 9800GT is the way to go.
I note you didn't list any ATI cards. An HD5670 would be a good alternative to the 9800GT.

Agreed, I didn't see that was in the list.
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a c 171 Î Nvidia
October 23, 2010 7:53:55 PM

The GDDR5 version of the GT240 is on par with or a smidgen better than the 9600GT it's the GDDR3 version that you want to avoid.


It does lose out on a couple of games though.


It all depends on which games you intend to play I suppose but a 9800GT would be better than either.
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October 23, 2010 8:05:28 PM

Keep in mind two of the GT 240s in the chart above are overclocked. Techpowerup has the 9600GT as 11% faster over all at 1280x1024;
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October 23, 2010 8:13:42 PM

Mousemonkey said:
All of those cards have been replaced by the GT240 and a GDDR5 version would be the better one to get if it's in your price range.







thanks a lot
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October 23, 2010 8:34:09 PM

jyjjy said:
Keep in mind two of the GT 240s in the chart above are overclocked. Techpowerup has the 9600GT as 11% faster over all at 1280x1024;
http://tpucdn.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GT_430/images/perfrel_1280.gif

Yes I know but the third one down is a reference one which for the most part is about the same as a 9600GT, I wouldn't say it was by far the better card just that it's the replacement and might be a lot easier to find and possibly cheaper because of that.
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October 24, 2010 7:04:43 AM

What does "smoothest" even mean?
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October 24, 2010 7:10:34 AM

To easily put it, higher the DDR the better.
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October 24, 2010 9:21:20 AM

PrAmok said:
To easily put it, higher the DDR the better.

Easy isn't right then apparently. The processor is the most important part of a video card. That statement only applies to cards with the same processor.
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October 24, 2010 1:07:19 PM

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definition is in the dictionary..

Yes, looking up "smoothest" in Webster's explains how you specifically are applying it to comparisons between video cards... thanks for clearing that up.
I'll assume you are claiming the GT 240 has a higher minimum frame rate than the 9800GT despite having a lower average frame rate because that is the only way the statement makes any sense to me. Is there any evidence for this actually being true?
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October 24, 2010 11:14:45 PM

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second time in a second thread, stop trying to accumulate points by posting short incorrect answers or half-ass answers.

I was only putting in a summary of what you guys were saying... If i was to just say the same thing you guys were, I wouldn't contribute to the topic now would it?

Quit short minding me and don't let your status make you feel all high and mighty.

Also instead of bickering at me, why don't you go and vote for prop 19 instead? That seems to fit your character.
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October 24, 2010 11:16:57 PM

PrAmok said:
I was only putting in a summary of what you guys were saying... If i was to just say the same thing you guys were, I wouldn't contribute to the topic now would it?

Quit short minding me and don't let your status make you feel all high and mighty.

Just summarising what others have already said is hardly a contribution is it?
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October 24, 2010 11:21:18 PM

Mousemonkey said:
Just summarising what others have already said is hardly a contribution is it?

Actually it does so you can make sure the OP understands what you are saying.

Nice typo too, it really seems like the people that are on these forums don't like newcomers at all... (Malmental)
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November 5, 2010 5:27:23 PM

Best answer selected by midhunmathews.
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a c 171 Î Nvidia
November 5, 2010 6:23:35 PM

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