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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by j723n91, Nov 25, 2011.

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  1. j723n91

    j723n91 Thread Starter

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    I was wondering what the difference between the NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M 2GB and the NVIDIA GeForce GT 540 1GB was?
    What is the significant difference between 2GB and 1GB? Is it really necessary for me to consider?
    I plan to run games like Starcraft 2 on decently high conditions and also my screen resolution would be 1366x768.
     
  2. jack-o-bytes

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    On a card of that performance the difference between 1Gb and 2Gb will most likely not be that noticeable, and almost certainly not worth any extra money that they are charging for the 2Gb version. However I have noticed that you have put one as a 540M and one as a 540 is one of these cards you are looking at a Laptop and one of them a Desktop card?

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  3. j723n91

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    I meant 540M for both. both laptop video cards.
    so where and when does the gb's matter?
     
  4. jack-o-bytes

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    Having an extra Gb would most likely only matter once you start playing games on stupidly high settings like Crysis 2 or something like that. This being a laptop you won't be able to play games on high settings anyway as usually the under powered CPU or RAM will hold back the performance of the Laptop anyway.
     
  5. j723n91

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    oh okay. thanx!
     
  6. geek-assist

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    There is a general rule, go for a higher capacity card if you want to setup multiple monitors. or else 1GB should do just fine.
    Moreover, you should be looking at the clock rates of the GPUs to determine their performance.
     
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