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Old 11-27-2007, 10:37 PM   #1
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Default What is "Memory Interface?"

It seems like the biggest difference between Nvidia and ATI is that ATI is using a

Memory Interface- 512-bit

and Nvidia is using

Memory Interface- 384-bit

so what exactly does the "Memory Interface" do for the GPU's overall performance?

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Default Re: What is "Memory Interface?"

Maybe this can answer ur Q?

http://www.fpgajournal.com/articles/...09_lattice.htm

i didn't feel like reading it all...
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Old 11-27-2007, 10:43 PM   #3
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Default Re: What is "Memory Interface?"

Well, that article has to do w/ RAM in the mobo. Doesn't say much about GPU memory interface. Thanks for the help anyway.
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Old 11-29-2007, 09:52 PM   #4
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Default Re: What is "Memory Interface?"

After reviewing wikipedia entries for Nvidia and ATI cards alike, I have discovered that "Memory Interface" is actually "Bus Width"(At least that's my interpretation).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compari...Force_8_series =Nvidia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compari...ocessing_Units =ATI

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What is Bus width? Is it like Front Side Bus in relation to processors?
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Old 11-29-2007, 10:44 PM   #5
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i wouldn't mind knowing that either... i dont know
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