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256 or 512?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by StevenG, 8 Mar 2006.

  1. StevenG

    Mobster

    Joined: 25 Jan 2006

    Posts: 3,119

    Location: Gateshead, Newcastle

    is the 512MB 1800XT worth it over the 256??? ordering tomorrow... please help
     
  2. Gibbo

    Commissario

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 34,047

    Location: OcUK HQ

    Hi there

    If your gaming at resolutions upto 1280x1024 go for the 256MB card as it tends to be quicker. If your gaming at higher the 1280x1024 like say resolutions supported by 20" LCD's and higher. :)
     
  3. StevenG

    Mobster

    Joined: 25 Jan 2006

    Posts: 3,119

    Location: Gateshead, Newcastle

    well i have a 1440x900 and 1280x1024 so i think i should just get the 256 then :confused:
     
  4. Gibbo

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    Yep. :)
     
  5. StevenG

    Mobster

    Joined: 25 Jan 2006

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    Location: Gateshead, Newcastle

    Kool thanks... just i have some money spare and dont know where to spend it
     
  6. Wakinglimb

    Wise Guy

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    Location: London

    Would be worth spending the difference on another gig of RAM imo. Escpecially if you please BF2 and FEAR.
     
  7. StevenG

    Mobster

    Joined: 25 Jan 2006

    Posts: 3,119

    Location: Gateshead, Newcastle

    i do play fear but i am getting 2gb or cosiar or muskin
     
  8. SithUK

    Gangster

    Joined: 19 Mar 2004

    Posts: 180

    So a 256Mb is actually BETTER than a 512Mb card if I game at 1280x1024 with full AA and AF!?!?