Hi guys I just wanna know which graphics card has better speed performance in terms of FPS for online/offline gaming. Coz the GT430 has lower GPU but higher mem bandwidth than the GT520 which has high GPU but low mem. THanks bunch for replies...
More about :gigabyte gt430 2gb 126bit gt520 1gb 64bit
for gameing of any sort 128-bit is minimum memory bandwidth. The higher this is the better. regardless of core/memory clock speeds.
I've found several 256-bit 1 gig gddr3's under $80. even 512mb cards with the 256 would be worth it, if it's more affordable.
If you can safely overclock...and have exerience doing so...you could save a bit more, and match the speeds of the more expensive cards that offer less features.
Save money for a card that supports opengl 4.0 and shaders 3.0+...more and more new games only support this...i see no signs that mainstream producers are gonna support previous versions...or take the time to optimize anything for everything...
also make sure your looking at memory bandwidth and not slot/port bandwidth...I think pci-e is still only 32-bit pathways. You could end up getting a card for the wrong slot =D