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Old 08-02-2007, 02:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Gddr3 with 256mb or gddr2 with 512mb

Both cards are variations of 7600gt, so which card would work best. One with more but slower memory or one with less faster memory?
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Default Re: Which would make more diference

are you trying to build a media centre rig as the 7600gt are generally now used for media centre pc's???
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The only 7600GT I've seen using GDDR2 memory, was the AGP version. So make sure, what kind of graphic slot you have. Either PCI-e or AGP.

If you have PCI-e, go with the 256MB. The amount of memory, doesn't matter much.
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GDDR3 with 256MB memory is better
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The only 7600GT I've seen using GDDR2 memory, was the AGP version. So make sure, what kind of graphic slot you have. Either PCI-e or AGP.

If you have PCI-e, go with the 256MB. The amount of memory, doesn't matter much.
Newegg.com - EVGA 512-A8-N559 GeForce 7600GT 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 AGP Pro 4X/8X Video Card - Retail

Theres one that has 512

And yea, trying to put a little life in an old pc.
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This will perform better than the one you posted ^^ because of the higher memory clock
Newegg.com - XFX PVT73AUDF3 GeForce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 AGP 4X/8X Video Card - Retail
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Saladfork, what a name sorry i had to say that
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This will perform better than the one you posted ^^ because of the higher memory clock
Newegg.com - XFX PVT73AUDF3 GeForce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 AGP 4X/8X Video Card - Retail
Lol, that is the other card I was comparing it to. And is what I'll prolly end up getting.

And I'm not very creative when it comes to names nick.. just w/e comes first to mind ;]
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i like the name... go with the xfx, which uses modern memory type, even if its for an older AGP
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yeah go with the XFX as it uses GDDR3 which as Vernong said is the latest form of memory (am i right?) whereas the EVGA uses GDDR2 which is older,

my card uses DDR which is just plain crap
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