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Old 12-16-2005, 05:15 PM   #11 (permalink)
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If I had an extra $150 for the video card I would have bought a better system. It would be a waste to buy a $150 video card now, because the newest games that would really need it need a faster processer anyway.
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Old 12-16-2005, 08:38 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I thought RDRAM was high performance ram with high clock speeds?

I think it didn't become popular because back then nobody could afford it.
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Due to the way RDRAM is designed, early implementations suffered from much higher memory latency when compared to contemporary SDR SDRAM and DDR SDRAM designs. While RDRAM's very high bandwidth allowed this effect to be masked to a certain degree, randomly accessed memory cells would suffer large performance drops with RDRAM, making SDR SDRAM or DDR SDRAM a better choice. Latency became worse as additional RIMM's were added to the system, further hurting performance.
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