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I am confused...coz I found out some cards in the $300s are actually having less core/ram clock speed than those in the high $100s..

also, even in 8800 GTS 512mb there are tons of different core/ram speed combination from different vendors..

how do you determine what's a "good" video card ??

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There are lots more factors involved than just clock speed and ram speed. Different GPU architectures will process more per clock-cycle and memory bandwidth is what really matters, which is not dependent on just memory speed. The different speeds on the 8800 GTS 512mb are because most vendors release various factory overclocked cards. The way to determine if one card is better than another is to test them both under the same conditions, seeing as this is not cost effective, we use reviews to do this for us.
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