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Old 12-07-2004, 07:25 PM   #1
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When buying video card for my computer to be used mainly for gaimg which is the most important.....

-having 256mb and 128bit, or 256bit and 128mb

-higher core speed or higher effective speed

Help me out asap.
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Old 12-07-2004, 07:38 PM   #2
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256 bit
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Old 12-07-2004, 10:38 PM   #3
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256 bit 128mb is better than 128 bit 256 mb.

also, what is dees effecteeeve speeeed you are talking about??


high core speed is nice. BUt your speeds don't dictate much.

for instance, a fx5700 running at 500/1000 will not beat a 6800 running at 300/700.
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so a 256bit video card runs faster than a 256mb video card?
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Yeah.
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Yeah, I've found that with my Graphics Card... my old 256 bit 256 Meg 5200 is as fast, sometimes in certain situations more so than my current 128 bit 128 Meg 5900.

Its worth trying to get the Bits
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The best would be 256mb 256 bit right?
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Yep.
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Old 12-09-2004, 07:12 PM   #9
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while your at it, buy me one too for christmas :P
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256MB 256Bit, with both Mem and Core at 256Bit, not a 128bit core... Make sure you go x800 series (or x700Pro at minimum) or 6600GT or higher as that is good for the future.
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