A fair question about current vid card designs

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A fair question about current vid card designs

Postposted on Sat Oct 22, 2005 12:13 pm

After doing the usual r&d for a purchace of a new videocard, I ended up wondering the followin question:

How much would a following card configuration cost and how would it perform:
- A wide (say 12 pipelines) but low clocked (say 300 mhz) GPU
- 256mb of regular 200mhz ddr with 256bit bus
- Passive cooling

Would this be possible at 100 bucks? Would it perform much worse than a 500mhz 8 pipe GPU with 256mb of 500mhz ddr with 128bit bus (nvidia 6600gt) that is priced at 200 bucks?

:-?
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Postposted on Sat Oct 22, 2005 7:02 pm

That sounds about what some onboard cards are. What are the specs on the new 6100 onboard and radeon 200?
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Postposted on Sat Oct 22, 2005 7:19 pm

No way, those onboard cheapies are like 2-4 pipes.

I think he may be thinking along the lines of the GTO with the lower clock vs the 6600GT?
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Postposted on Sat Oct 22, 2005 11:16 pm

Moved to the System Builder forum.

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Postposted on Sun Oct 23, 2005 8:25 am

Kevin wrote:Moved to the System Builder forum.

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I thought he was asking more about why there isn't a card w/ said specs rather than trying to find one in there to buy. *shrug*
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Postposted on Sun Oct 23, 2005 9:43 am

Then it would go into General Hardware, not General Graphics where it originally was. I just saw the "after doing the usual r&d for a purchase" and then the discussion of prices. Sounds like system building to me. ;)

If not, it can be moved to General Hardware.
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Postposted on Sun Oct 23, 2005 9:53 am

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Re: A fair question about current vid card designs

Postposted on Sun Oct 23, 2005 10:24 am

s3uss wrote:...with 256mb of 500mhz ddr with 128bit bus (nvidia 6600gt) that is priced at 200 bucks?

:-?


The 6600GT comes with 128MB of GDDR3 (@1000Mhz), big advantage comared to 256 DDR...
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