I am putting together a new machine built arround XP Pro and will be upgrading to 7 in about another year or two.
My main use of the machine I will use Word, Excell and Power Point. I will also be using a programme called BaseStation nearly 24/7 which is a graphical display, also I watch a lot of online catch up TV, HD videos and maybe online film streaming in the future.
I feel I don't need a 1GB GDDR5 PCI-Express card and only need a 512MB GDDR X. the memory type I will have will be DDR III with a I7 930 CPU.
Am I correct thinking a 512MB will be plenty or should I go for a 1GB GDDR5 PCI-Express card please
HyperMemory worries me, because it steals system RAM. What happens if a programe is running using a large amount of my main system RAM and then this card snatches it by HyperMemory? also does HyperMemory when used then release it back ok?
I have been looking at the following as these don't have Hypermemory
Sapphire Ultimate HD 4650 1GB DDR2 Sapphire HD 4670 Ultimate Ed 512MB GDDR3 Sapphire HD 5550 1GB GDDR5
I have decided on the Sapphire HD 4670 Ultimate Ed 512MB GDDR3 as like I am Sparticus said because not playing games I don't really require DX.11, and 1GB will be overkiil for my requirments. Passive cooling (No FAN!) and this card apperently copes very well for temps even when overclocked accoring to overclockers review.
So thanks I am Spartacus for helping me get this one sorted. Next is my last component system Ram so anyone reading this who knows please follow my new thread.