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Old 11-05-2008, 07:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Which video card is better? 8500GT DDR2 1GB or 8600GTS DDR3 256MB

Hey everyone!

I needed help in understanding the difference between a couple of factors in video cards please. Here are the specs on each card I purchased and here are my questions:

e-geforce 8500GT 1GB DDR2
GPU GeForce 8500 GT
Core clock 450MHz
Stream Processors 16
Memory Clock 800MHz
Memory Size 1GB
Memory Interface 128-bit
Memory Type GDDR2

e-geforce 8600 GTS 256MB DDR3
GPU GeForce 8600 GTS
Core clock 675MHz
Stream Processors 32
Memory Clock 2000MHz
Memory Size 256MB
Memory Interface 128-bit
Memory Type GDDR 3

I need to use one of these cards on my computer that I do lots of video editing and I also like to capture and watch Windows Media Center movies.

Can anyone here please help me to understand the differences of these cards and help me choose the best for our needs?

Thank you,

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