Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Closed

Will GT 610 be enough for this?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
June 22, 2012 1:37:47 AM

I want to buy GeForce GT 610 for watching HD and online videos, playing flash games, browsing, webcam chatting etc...

And should I get GT 610 with 2GB of VRAM or 1GB is enough? (the difference in price between 1GB and 2GB versions is ~$5)

More about : 610

a c 139 U Graphics card
June 22, 2012 1:42:09 AM

The 610 should be good enough for those purposes. Get the 1GB version, the 2GB version won't benefit you at all with those uses. Even when gaming the 610 doesn't have the horsepower necessary to use more than 1GB or video RAM. The 2GB version is just a marketing gimmick.

Best solution

a c 355 U Graphics card
June 22, 2012 1:45:49 AM
Share

1GB version should be enough. I am pretty sure it is not fast enough to even use 512MB effectively. For example, the Radeon HD 5670 is faster than the GT 610, but it could not really make use of more than 512MB of RAM. In a "face-off" between a 512MB Radeon HD 5670 and 1GB Radeon HD 5670, there were virtually no difference in performance until you hit 2560x1600 resolution. Needless to say the HD 5670 is too weak for 2560x1600 resolution so even an increase of 9FPS to 11FPS is not much of an improvement.
Related resources
June 22, 2012 1:46:39 AM

If its $5 more for double the RAM, I think its a easy decision. Get the 2 GB model duh!
June 22, 2012 1:48:48 AM

WinMac said:
If its $5 more for double the RAM, I think its a easy decision. Get the 2 GB model duh!

Forgot to mention, the 2GB one has a fan on it, and 1GB doesn't, so I guess I would rather get a 0db 100% silent one with a heat sink and 1GB:) 
June 29, 2012 12:00:41 AM

Best answer selected by Veirtimid.
November 14, 2012 11:25:40 AM

Supernova1138 said:
The 610 should be good enough for those purposes. Get the 1GB version, the 2GB version won't benefit you at all with those uses. Even when gaming the 610 doesn't have the horsepower necessary to use more than 1GB or video RAM. The 2GB version is just a marketing gimmick.


So it means that the 2gb gt610 is the same as 1gb?
a b U Graphics card
November 14, 2012 2:36:31 PM

yes and the 1gb would be similar to 512mb as well which means 2gb is similar to 512mb according to special theory of graphics card relativity
!