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Old 07-16-2004, 03:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i was looking at some video cards . . .

what is GDDR2, and if it is faster than DDR, by how much?

these are cards im thinking about

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...102-290&depa=0

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...130-202&depa=0
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GDDR2 is DDR2 integrated into the newer video cards. DDR2 has the potential to be VERY fast, however there currently is not a significant difference in speeds compared to DDR.
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so i should get the 6800?
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Both of those video cards are DDR(1).

If it were my choice, I would take the Radeon without any hesitation. MUCH more power than the Geforce. By far.
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the 6800 series are way above the radeons, but if you go with the smaller series cards like the fx and the 9000 series then go with the 9800
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I don't want to start an argument or anything... But GameGURU, I believe you are mistaken! If you check the latest H/W results, nVidia is VERY close... But ATI is still in the lead!

And with those two models displayed above... The Radeon blows the 6800 out of the water!
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agex is correct and also both of those are not ddr1 but gddr2
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No you are mistaken, the older radeon cards are nothing compared to the 6800's. Cycle through this:http://www.tweaktown.com/document.ph...Id=657&dPage=4 they dont tell a lie, also:http://graphic.wz.cz/n6800.php this will vouch for the 6800 vs. radeons! But you are correct...sort of, the x800xt beat the 6800 Ultra in one or two more things in benchmarks. No they dont blow each other away, obvioulsy you cant go wrong either way.
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Old 07-16-2004, 06:47 PM   #9 (permalink)
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It says "GDDR2" for the GeForce in the title... And I do not know why. It is DDR1. Check the specs. The Radeon has 256 Mb (DDR) clocked at 680 Mhz and the GeForce has 128 Mb (DDR) clocked at 700 Mhz.

Unless there is something I am missing?
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well the new 6800's are GDDR3 i know that for a fact cause i own one.
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