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whats the difference?
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post #2 of 13
One if for graphics cards and the other is the standard for RAM
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Im confuzed because only the BFG brand 8500gt's use Gddr2 and the other brands use ddr2
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The G stands for graphics I think ?!? But other than that its the same thing (or its made to confuse people).
    
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post #5 of 13
but there are some graphic cards that says ddr2... and other says gddr2
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post #6 of 13
Well, graphics cards can use DDR2 designed for main system usage. In other words, its the same thing as a regular stick of DDR2, but, it doesn't perform nearly as well compared to GDDR2, when used in a graphics card, its just cheaper to make so regular DDR2 is good for mid-low end budget graphics cards. As it cuts price down a little bit.
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post #7 of 13
Bassically its exactly the same, just its optimized for graphics or something along them lines.

In other words dont worry about it, plus you dont want DDR2 on a vid card, get atleast DDR3 / GDDR3
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post #8 of 13
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LMAO sorry i ment my gfx card uses GDDR3 not GDDR2 ill edit my above post.
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So basically Gddr3 is really good GFX memory then?
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post #10 of 13
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So basically Gddr3 is really good GFX memory then?
yep.

It's the mainstream on high-end cards, and some budget cards also have it.
    
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