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Old 07-15-2004, 01:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question The GPU Memory question?

I'm planning to buy a new PC. I also must say I am a complete novice at this kinda h/w shopping. I will use it especially for applications such as Maya, 3ds max, Photoshop etc etc. And yes, a bit of gaming also. I'm confused. What GPU shud I go for? A 128 MB one or a 256 MB one? I can either afford the latest 128 MB card or the second best 256 MB card. Which should I go for? I mean what's the difference.

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Old 07-15-2004, 01:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think you'll be fine with a 128. I do a lot of design work (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc) and am fine with a 64 MB card. For 3D apps, you'll see benefits with 128, but in my opinion a 256 card isn't worth it unless you're a hardcore gamer.

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Old 07-15-2004, 05:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The advantage of 256mb over 128mb is rather slim, not worth it, but what cards are you looking at?

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h3ll, just get 512
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Old 07-16-2004, 03:15 AM   #5 (permalink)
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id just go with the 2nd best 256MB video card.. so u dont have to worry about future upgrades for a long time
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Old 07-16-2004, 03:37 AM   #6 (permalink)
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9800pro 256meg 275$ newegg or

9800pro 128 meg 230$ newegg

for 45$ just get the 256 even tho it doesnt' really help much will in the future


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