125 mb cards vs 256 mb cards -1 reply

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boyincal

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#1 14 years ago

is there a big difference in detail/performance between 125 mb cards and 256 mb cards? I am leaning towards getting a geforce6800 pro cuz i dont want to shell out 400 and have it meltdown after a week of intense gaming :lol: , unless i add some "advanced" cooling systems.




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#2 14 years ago

I heard that the extra 128 megs wouldn't be used unless your running games like HL2 and D3. I also read somewhere that D3's textures would be fully uncompressed when a 512 meg card would come out, but it would be enabled in a patch.




Alpharaptor

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#3 14 years ago

If you want to play D3 in "Ultra High" settings, you'll need a 500mb card...which doesn't exist, yet. Even if it did, the difference between High and Ultra High is so small, its not worth shelling out you hard earned $$ for. As for HL2, who knows, 256mb im sure will be quite enough.




boyincal

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#4 14 years ago

so can u play "High" with a 125mb card as well as on a 256mb card?




JL_Qui_Gon_Jinn

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#5 14 years ago

All depends on how many FPS you want it to run at :smokin:

You could, but a friend I know runs it with a 2.4ghz p4, 512ram and a 128 card, on high and he gets 20 fps.




succorso

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#6 14 years ago

20 fps? He should go down to medium :Puzzled:




boyincal

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#7 14 years ago

ok i have another related ques: on video cards there are 125 bit, 256 bit, etc. is the bit amount more important than ram amount? I dont quite know what the bit amount does in term of performance, and its relationship to my level of enjoyment :beer:




Aurora-[NZ]

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#8 14 years ago

I always thought it was 128....? Mines a 128? Are you just a nob or is it actually 125?




Red_Carnage

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#9 14 years ago

he's just a "nob" (:D) Any kind of memory (RAM, VideoRAM etc.) are numbered in EVEN numbers. 2-4-8-16-32-64 etc. So it is a 128 Mb videocard.

Eventually games will start using the extra MB's. It's like having the 32 Mb voodoo videocard when 16 or even 8 Mb was the norm. The games you play will be running smoother with more videoram, but that's plain logic.

It's up to YOU to decide wether to shell out the $$ for that 6800 but consider buying a top-of-the-line videocard as a investment. No matter how you look at it, the videocards (as most parts of a computer) keep getting better and faster. The newest stuff costs quite a bit, while "older" stuff is cheaper. Look at your computer and think what is best for your gaming and how it suits your wallet. If you can buy the 6800 without getting a extra mortgage, go for it. If it's too much money...wait till the price drops..or buy the card that defines the balance between your gaming needs and your financial situation.

BTW, i'm getting the 6800 (or whatever is best at that time) so i might be a bit biased in this reply :D




succorso

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#10 14 years ago

Its 128, he made a mistype i think I think the bits match the memory of the card... unless your talking aobut color, like 16 bit or 32, or 64