Hi all; I am planning to get an NVIDIA GT440 sometime in the near future and was wondering if I should get the GDDR5 version or the GDDR3 one. Both have the same memory amount (1gb) and I don't know which one to get.
The gDDR5 variant has 51.2GB/sec memory bandwidth compared to 28.8GB/sec for the gDDR3 variant....so it should provide slightly better performance in memory intensive applications such as gaming. The minimum recommended power supply by nVidia is 300watts....the card itself has a TDP of 65watts for the retail version. The GTS250 will perform better.....but it also has considerably higher power consumption as well.
Would you recommend the GDDR5 version of the 440 over the GDDR3 version then if I couldn't get a 250/450 for a while. (I plan on doing a complete PC overhaul in August) I just want something that would keep me going on decent frame rates until then otherwise it looks like a may have to use the intergrated 6150 nForce 430 graphics