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    Question Diferrence betweeen GDDR and DDR

    What's the difference between GDDR and DDR?

    I'm about to buy a new graphics card and the memory Type of the graphics card is DDR2 but my motherboard only supports DDR.
    Can I install that graphics card on my motherboard?

    Appreciate any help.

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    Default Re: Diferrence betweeen GDDR and DDR

    Your perfectly fine. Graphics card ddr is diffrent from the motherboard ddr. Since the graphics card is just a card for proccesing graphics it is better to have a faster card. What type of card are you buying by the way? Also I would suggest getting some ddr3 memory. One more thing do you have agp or pci-e
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    Smile Re: Diferrence betweeen GDDR and DDR

    I've not decided yet but it must be SAPPHIRE TECHNOLOGY Radeon X1650 Pro 512 MB or XFX GeForce 7600GS 512 Mb. those two are both AGP.

    core frequency of Sapphire X1650Pro is 200MHz better than the 7600GS, having 600MHz and 400MHz respectively. And the memory frequency of Sapphire is much better than the XFX with 1400MHz and 533MHz respectively.

    both support HD and the memory type is GDDR2.

    In tests with 3DMark06 the 7600GS had a little advantage but very similar.
    But the price is very diferrent the XFX 7600GS is 40 euros more expensive than the Sapphire x1650.

    thank you for the help.

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    Default Re: Diferrence betweeen GDDR and DDR

    I would recamend you wait a little bit save up the money and get a x1950 pro for agp you would be much happier with that. I also got agp, a 6800gs its really grate.
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    Default Re: Diferrence betweeen GDDR and DDR

    Quote Originally Posted by tervof View Post
    I've not decided yet but it must be SAPPHIRE TECHNOLOGY Radeon X1650 Pro 512 MB or XFX GeForce 7600GS 512 Mb. those two are both AGP.

    core frequency of Sapphire X1650Pro is 200MHz better than the 7600GS, having 600MHz and 400MHz respectively. And the memory frequency of Sapphire is much better than the XFX with 1400MHz and 533MHz respectively.

    both support HD and the memory type is GDDR2.

    In tests with 3DMark06 the 7600GS had a little advantage but very similar.
    But the price is very different the XFX 7600GS is 40 euros more expensive than the Sapphire x1650.

    thank you for the help.
    no such thing as gddr2, only gddr3 or 4 for some ATi cards.
    the Sapphire card has just about as fast memory as the nVidia, but they display them differently, the 1400mhz is the effective or something-like-that speed the -533mhz is the real mem clock, ddr stands for double data rate, so the ATi card has 700mhz memory.
    also, I dont recommend a very high powered card for AGP also.
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    Yea list your system specs as this will help us determine wether you would benifit from such a high powerd card as the x1950. The reason I say this is because most AGP systems would not benifit due to the processor being a bottle neck to the rest of the system. If your running a fast athlon 64 or fx series then the x1950 would be a good choice for you. As zack said a 6800gs or the x1650 would be your best choice. Let us know your specs so we can help you furthermore.
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    Default Re: Diferrence betweeen GDDR and DDR

    LOL!!!!!

    There is DDR2 on video cards, as well as DDR3 and DDR4. The only reason some people put the "G" in front of DDR is to specify it as "G"raphics memory.

    I would skip the 7600 GS, it is a terrible card. A 7600 GT would smoke both of those cards. The X1650PRO is definitely a better card by a BIG margain than the 7600GS, but the 7600GT is better than both of those. Depending on your system, there is no reason NOT to get an AGP card if you just don't want to upgrade the entire system.

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    Default Re: Diferrence betweeen GDDR and DDR

    Quote Originally Posted by casecutter View Post
    LOL!!!!!

    There is DDR2 on video cards, as well as DDR3 and DDR4. The only reason some people put the "G" in front of DDR is to specify it as "G"raphics memory.

    I would skip the 7600 GS, it is a terrible card. A 7600 GT would smoke both of those cards. The X1650PRO is definitely a better card by a BIG margain than the 7600GS, but the 7600GT is better than both of those. Depending on your system, there is no reason NOT to get an AGP card if you just don't want to upgrade the entire system.
    really, i read an article and they said that the "g" is for gaming but they said it was different than anything else. Maximum PC isnt that clear or I dont read well. I also read in the same issue that AGP is dead and that you shouldnt buy a new card for bandwidth purposes. sorry
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    Default Re: Diferrence betweeen GDDR and DDR

    AGP will not be dead until they stop making cards for it. Honestly, I would expect to see atleast some midrange DX-10 AGP cards get released because not everyone will upgrade their entire system but they may still want MS Vista. People have said AGP is dead for some time now, but they still keep releasing new AGP cards. PCI-E is the only way to go when building an all new system, but there are still a few platforms out there that can support the latest cards with AGP interface. In my opinion, it is still smarter to upgrade to PCI-E, but if you have a good AMD 64 system with an AGP slot, it is almost worth only getting a new card.

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    Default Re: Diferrence betweeen GDDR and DDR

    Quote Originally Posted by casecutter View Post
    In my opinion, it is still smarter to upgrade to PCI-E, but if you have a good AMD 64 system with an AGP slot, it is almost worth only getting a new card.
    Only if you have a socket 939 or LGA775 system. At least then, you have the option to upgrade to dual-core if you haven't yet. Some upcoming games will be heavily multithreaded, and some will even require multiple logical or phyiscal CPUs (Alan Wake, e.g.). A dual-core P4 or S939 A64 and DX 10 AGP graphics card could get someone through 2007.

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