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GT 220 DDR2 Vs DDR3

Discussion in 'Building a new PC' started by Sudhesh, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. Sudhesh

    Sudhesh Member

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    Hi,
    I have a HP m8100y desktop. My old (& poor) graphics card just died on me. I am hampered by these factors: PCI express x16 slot only 1 wide and a 350W power supply.

    I saw these two that I liked:
    1. ASUS ENGT220/DI/1GD2(LP) GeForce GT 220 1GB 128-bit DDR2
    2. EVGA 01G-P3-1226-LR GeForce GT 220 1GB 128-bit DDR3

    The memory speed is about the only difference I've noticed. Is the DDR3 worth the extra $s?

    PS. I'm not a serious gamer, and need it more for Adobe Premiere CS3 video editing.

    Any other card I should look at?

    Cheers
    Sudhesh
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  3. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    They're both very poor graphics cards. Does Premiere CS3 support CUDA? Unless it does, you should just buy a basic Radeon card for half the price, it'll still be more powerful than a GT220.
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    shaffaaf Regular member

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    yeah sam it does.

    how much are second hand 9600GTs or 9600GSOs? They would be uch better
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    but require PCIe power connectors. The GT220 does not, and if this is an HP stock system, it is likely to not have a PCIe power connector.
    I would recommend using an HD5670.
    CS3 does not support CUDA. CS4 might, but unless the OP intends to buy it, then there's no reason to specifically go with a geforce.
    Also, this is quite an old thread to resurrect.

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