Video Card Specs - Comparison Question

By peacefulchaos
Feb 10, 2009
  1. Hello,
    I was looking for a video card to put in my desktop I'm building. I thought the EVGA GeForce 9500 GT would be a good fit, but one says 512 MB and the other 1 GB. I understand that is the dedicated memory, but with the system specs in my profile/drop down for computer #1, would that actually be a visual difference for just mid-level games such as the Need For Speed series or Madden series or would the 1 GB's extra cost not be necessary?

    Any insight would be appreciated. :) Thanks.
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    In our experience, memory above 512 MB doesn't count for much unless every other aspect of your system is high level. We don't think the 1 GB is worth the extra cost... more like a marketing move than real technology.
    EVGA GeForce is good stuff, though.
  3. peacefulchaos

    peacefulchaos TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 44

    Thank you for the response. I'm going with the 512 MB EVGA GeForce 9500 GT.

    It's only $44.99 AR on newegg. :grinthumb
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