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Old 12-03-2008, 07:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking at an 2400xt.

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No, always go for GDDR3 at least..
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Default Re: Is 512mb gddr2 better than 256mb gddr3?

On that card, it doesnt really matter.

Its so low end, i dont think itll make any difference.
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the extra memory bandwidth will make more of a difference than the extra framebuffer... even at relatively high resolutions, becauyse the increased rate of data transfer will be more improtant than the storage... thats why the 4870 is ideal for huge resolutions
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Its a 2400XT...that doesnt matter here.
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lol watever is cheaper.
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With a 64 bit bus width, it could be 256MB GDDR2, and it'd still perform about the same.
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Old 12-04-2008, 01:38 AM   #8 (permalink)
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What do you guys think is the best card under $100? Dont really care if its nvidia or ati, just looking for a low end that can run aero decently for under 100.

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Does GDDR 4 or 5 have that advantage over 3 as well?
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