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Thread: Video Card Memory?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2004

    Default Video Card Memory?

    This is probley a simple question for most people, but ive been shopping for a new videocard and basicly ive Decided on the the 9800 Pro and the ATI Silencer, its a cheap way for alot of power in a card. Plus im gonna really overclock it. Anyways, the question i had was anbout videocard memory. How does videocard memory actually effect gaming performance? Is it worth it going for the 256MB card?
    CPU -
    Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 Conroe 2.13GHz
    Mobo -
    Abit Fatal1ty FP-IN9
    Memory -
    OCZ SLI-Ready 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800
    GPU -
    EVGA 8600GT 256MB PCI Express x16
    Optical Drives -
    LITE-ON Black SATA Combo Drive,
    LITE-ON Black
    SATA DVD Burner
    ard Drives -
    (2) Samsung
    HD501LJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2004

    Default Re: Video Card Memory?

    Not with the 9800 Pro. The 256mb version's DDR2 memory generates too much heat, and the extra memory isnt really any good unless you use 1280x1024 or above with 6xFSAA, or 1600x1200 and above with 4xFSAA

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