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The 3GB version performs worse than the 2GB version.
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I'm usually all about getting the most bang for my buck, but I can't go ati. There's a few applications I use that are Cuda accelerated, and ati card tend to have a lot more weird display bugs and driver issues, sometimes to the point where certain tool in applications don't work. Issues on ati cards really out number nvidia cards by a large margin on technical support forums for 3d software. I guess I'm going to have to look at some more bench marks for the 3 gig vs 2 gig in games and applications. The extra ram 9800gt has always preformed really well for me.
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I'm usually all about getting the most bang for my buck, but I can't go ati. There's a few applications I use that are Cuda accelerated, and ati card tend to have a lot more weird display bugs and driver issues, sometimes to the point where certain tool in applications don't work. Issues on ati cards really out number nvidia cards by a large margin on technical support forums for 3d software. I guess I'm going to have to look at some more bench marks for the 3 gig vs 2 gig in games and applications. The extra ram 9800gt has always preformed really well for me.
The 9800GT has more memory bandwidth than the 660 Ti (Nvidia being idiots), it's actually the same as a 670/680 so it can easily utilise up to about 3GB of vram.
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The 9800GT has more memory bandwidth than the 660 Ti (Nvidia being idiots), it's actually the same as a 670/680 so it can easily utilise up to about 3GB of vram.

No. 9800GT have more memory bus width(256 bit vs 192 bit), but the actual bandwidth(57.6GB/s) is much narrower because 660Ti's (144.2 GB/s)significantly faster GDDR5 Ram.
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No. 9800GT have a wider memory bus/interface(256 bit vs 192 bit), but the actual bandwidth(57.6GB/s) is much narrower because 660Ti's (144.2 GB/s)significantly faster GDDR5 Ram.
That's what I meant, got my words mixed up tongue.gif
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