Whats better in a video card speed or memory?

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I was wondering what is better to look for in a video card the speed or the memory
 
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17RiCkE17 said:
I was wondering what is better to look for in a video card the speed or the memory
What do you mean the "speed?"

Speed will be a function of memory and could be a significant function depending on what you are doing.

What is your intended purposed with the video card?
 
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I think he means core clock speed for speed, a MHz value.

For gaming look for pixel pipelines first, then speed and memory, then vertex shaders... in my opinion. As long as it has a minimum of 128MB it's set for memory.
 

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I'm using the graphics card for gaming and by speed i mean Engine clock speed and the Memory clock speed.
 
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JackieFrost gave a good answer here. In terms of the best bang for the buck if you can afford a 6800gt that's a damn good card for the money. I have my eyes set on that one when i do a major upgrade here in a month or two. However I will be holding off for a 7800gtx as I like to play with everything cranked up.

As jackiefrost pointed out the first thing to look at is pixel pipelines. The standard for a decent gaming machine would be 16. If you can afford the best that would be 24.
 
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GripS said:
JackieFrost gave a good answer here. In terms of the best bang for the buck if you can afford a 6800gt that's a damn good card for the money.
I have the 6600GT and I like it! ;)
 
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Mulder said:
I have the 6600GT and I like it! ;)
As do i.... but i'm getting more power hungry...

And just for reference:
7800GTX has 24 pixel pipelines
7800GT has 20 pixel pipelines
6800GT has 16 Pixel Pipelines
6600GT has 8 Pixel pipelines

Those are all Nvidia cards. For ATI cards these are the equivalent:
The 7800GTX Is the equivallent of a X1800XT
The 6800GT would be pretty much the same as an X800
The 6600GT is like a Radeon 9800pro
 
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Jackiefrost9 said:
As do i.... but i'm getting more power hungry...

And just for reference:
7800GTX has 24 pixel pipelines
7800GT has 20 pixel pipelines
6800GT has 16 Pixel Pipelines
6600GT has 8 Pixel pipelines

Those are all Nvidia cards. For ATI cards these are the equivalent:
The 7800GTX Is the equivallent of a X1800XT
The 6800GT would be pretty much the same as an X800
The 6600GT is like a Radeon 9800pro
You guys are gaming right? I'm primarily doing video editing.
 
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