GDDR3 256MB vs. GDDR3 512 MB  !?!?

By MMDominator88
Jun 27, 2007
  1. so there is the "EVGA 256-P2-N624-AR GeForce 7900GS 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 KO Video Card - Retail" on newegg for 144.99 w/ rebate (

    and the "SAPPHIRE 100200L Radeon X1950GT 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail" on newegg for 144.99 w/ rebate (

    which is better for gaming and the daunting task of playing HD-DVD's and todays graphically challenging games ?

    and please tell me if one of the new DX10 cards (under $200) is better than either of these cards
  2. thebaronjocelin

    thebaronjocelin TS Enthusiast Posts: 158

    The Geforce 8600's are DX10-capable and run for less than 200 (or the lower-end ones, at least). I don't personally know if they're better, but I'd swing for one if I had the cash.
  3. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    The 8600 series is considerably worse performance wise than the 7900/X1900 series. As for those two cards, their performance should be similar, so I'd say get the X1950GT since it has twice the memory of the 7900GS.
  4. Char_X

    Char_X TS Rookie Posts: 170

    I think X1950GT is better then 7900GS .
  5. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    better then 7900GS but I am going to differ with u as any ATI card has more problems with drivers than any Nvideo card, I have been using video cards since the 1970's and am yet to have a problem.
  6. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    Since the 1970s, ATI has had a lot of time to perfect drivers.
  7. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 596


    MetalX is right on the money!
  8. Mirob

    Mirob TechSpot Paladin Posts: 462

    I know there is a review somewhere...the x1950gt is slightly better than the 7900gs. I think the 7900gs is a better overclocker. With the extra memory the X1950gt will do much better at higher resolutions.

    A 8600 would be better for HD with it's new pure video stuff, but it is not going to be as good at gaming. Even when running in DX10 it's a sad slide show. :blackeye:
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