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Whats the bit on videocards?

     

TheKiller

10:48 pm on Nov 24, 2011 (gmt 0)



Hello,

Could anyone please tell me what is the bit on graphic cards?
For example, 1GB on 64 bit, or 1GB on 512 bit.

Whats the bits for, do they bring better resolution, or better colours?

J_RaD

4:50 am on Nov 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member



wow....... whats best for what?

there is no simple answer.

TheKiller

5:15 am on Nov 25, 2011 (gmt 0)



huh, what best? o.O
I am just asking what are the bits in videocards for. What do they do.

TheKiller

1:08 pm on Nov 26, 2011 (gmt 0)



any answer..?

J_RaD

3:29 pm on Nov 26, 2011 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member



whoops ok - Had a stupid moment.


bit width!

which would be the width of the bus between the video processor and the video memory.

1GB on 128 is faster then 1GB on 64

you've also gota watch out for the memory speed... some times they'll throw a GDDR or a DDR, don't by the DDR cards buy GDDR.

You've really gota buy video cards on the down and dirty tech specs and not the model numbers..... they try to trick you left and right with that stuff... and its always to get you ot buy a crappy card for to much money.

TheKiller

5:54 am on Nov 28, 2011 (gmt 0)



I always buy them on their specs lol, i find it really dumb to buy them by the model number. I never understood why they give the model numbers in System configs over the magazines etc.
Thanks for the answer :)

J_RaD

2:26 pm on Nov 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I agree the model numbers make no sense at all. Then toss in how manuf make their own spin on things

GT...GTS.. GTX... GTSXRXYZ

then turns out if you take the GTS model with better cooling((or just speeding up the fan doh)) and overclock it, it will run as fast as the highest model card. - EVGA is bad about this.

video card buying is a pain in the a** :-P
 

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