256 mb DDR3 or 512 mb DDR2 ?

  Maiden. 12:14 30 May 2008

Seeking opinions on this one really - just about to buy a GeForce 8600GT to replace a rather limp 7500LE (Compaq system), and prices for 512mb DDR2 and 256mb DDR3 cards are about the same - do you think it better to get a DDR3 card at a reduced 'mb', or doesn't it really matter ?

Many thanks

  brundle 12:24 30 May 2008

If you play games you want higher speed /and/ more RAM, if not the DDR2 one will be the better bet.

  brundle 12:24 30 May 2008

I mean, DDR3 and 512MB if you can afford it, not `more than what you've quoted`

  Ditch999 12:57 30 May 2008

DDR2 runs from 533-1000mhz
DDR3 runs from 700-1800mhz
As you see it depends on the actual memory as some DDR2 could be faster than DDR3.
However a review and benchmark test click here say that the 256mb DDR3 is better than 512mb DDR2

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