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memory difference in video cards?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Mayor Quimby, Jul 20, 2004.

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  1. Mayor Quimby

    Mayor Quimby Thread Starter

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    i know there are video cards that have 128 mb memory that are better then video cards with 256 mb memory.

    so what difference does the memory make?

    If u play a game like doom 3 (i know is not out yet), would difference a card make if it were the same spec card but one had 128 mb and other had 256 mb.

    The reason i am asking this is because i have a geforce 2 64 mb and i looking to spend about 200 $ on a new video card by the time doom 3 comes out so i can play that game with a decent setting.
     
  2. zeddy

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    you need to know what card your motherboard supports, post your system specs.
     
  3. Mayor Quimby

    Mayor Quimby Thread Starter

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    p4 1.8 ghz
    256 mb memory
    geforce 2 vid card
    soundmax sound card
    40 gig hd
    intel d845ebg2 motherboard
     
  4. zeddy

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    your mobo natively supports 1x. 2x, 4x AGP cards, 8x cards are backward compatible. As long as its a 1.5v card (all modern cards) you will be fine.
     
  5. HappyHacker

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    The memory just supports onboard texture storage. Many video games don't need more than 128Mb, and as stated above you 4X limit is more of a gaming concern than the extra 128Mb.

    I would get a 128 card and another 256 of system RAM to improve performance.
     
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