Reading vid card specs

By Reckoning
Feb 19, 2010
  1. I've been away from the comp stuff for awhile, now i knew pretty well about how to read vid cards when it was like gt 8600 etc.. but what's with this new 3 digit stuff!? what's 240, and 250?

    Also this isn't vid card related but what's up with hard drives having cache now!? Things change so quickly
  2. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    Nothing new about the "3 Digit Stuff"! LOL!

    nVidia released the GT 200 series as a follow up to the 8000 / 9000 series of cards.

    Check out the technical details of each card like the GTS 250, GTX 260, etc. online. If you really knew how to "read video cards" before, then things haven't changed as such. Only technology has gotten better. So you should have no issues reading them now. :)

    In brief, GTX 295 > GTX 285 > GTX 280 > GTX 275 > GTX 260 and so on.
  3. Slux773

    Slux773 TS Rookie Posts: 32

    It's not so much that particular number you are looking for to determine the performance of a video card unless you are familiar with the manufacturer and know how they name their cards chronologically. What you are looking for is the core clock and the memory clock in GHz.
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