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Windows 7: Is GDDR2 better?

15 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 
Is GDDR2 better?

Is it better to have 512 MB DDR3 graphics memory or 128 MB GDDR2 graphics memory?

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15 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Are you speaking of dedicated graphics RAM or shared system memory?

(I haven't recently seen discrete graphics cards that used other than graphics memory.)
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15 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

dedicated memory.
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16 Jan 2010   #4

SEVEN x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cclloyd9785 View Post
Is it better to have 512 MB DDR3 graphics memory or 128 MB GDDR2 graphics memory?
well..... if both those RAM modules are ''on-board'' (i.e on the card itself), then they are both referred to as ''GDDR''.

if the above is the case..... 512mb GDDR3 is far better than, 128mb GDDR2
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16 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

Well i dont know if its onboard or not. I was comparing 2 laptops.

1 had 512 MB DDR3 Dedicated memory
the other had 128 MB GDDR2 Dedicated memory.
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16 Jan 2010   #6

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

They're referring to two different parts. DDR3 is system ram. GDDR is graphics ddr, for your video card. Look at them both again. The DDR3 rig will have a graphics card, either third party or onboard, and the GDDR rig will have system RAM.
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16 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

Well I dont get it then, I just checked again and under the catagory 'Graphics Memory Type' it says 512 MB DDR3 on one and 128 GDDR2 on the other.

Both of the system RAM said it was DDR2.
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17 Jan 2010   #8

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It might just be a typo on the first? It's really not that big a deal anyway... it's not the memory that sets cards apart, it's the gpu. If you showed us both cards, we could just tell you which one was better.
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18 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

I know one of them was in the ATI Radeon Mobility HD 4200 series. The other was a Nvedia card and thats all i know.
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18 Jan 2010   #10

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Can you find the links to the cards?
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