How to buy a graphics card—Six things you must know about GPUs

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  1. GiJoe

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    "Just remember this: when it comes to graphics cards, 1 GB of GDDR5 is infinitely preferable to 4 GB of DDR3."

    I would not have thought the difference was that extreme. I guess part of it is also that you just don't need RAM on a gpu past a point anyway (as they also say).
     
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    Helpfull tips, vingers crossed that i can go for an upgrade ths year and therefore will look for a newer GPU.
     
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    I won't be upgrading anytime soon, money is too tight and I already got a free upgrade from dell/alienware when the card that shipped with my X51 suffered problems. I convinced them, after 3 hour-long+ tech sessions and a replacement card, that it was the nvidia series itself incompatible with the X51 (there was evidence on their own forums about this). So they shipped me the next gen 660 series for free. I can play everything I own with all settings maxed out, so I expect at least medium across the board with some high settings for Star Citizen.
     
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    I want to upgrade to a I5 or I7 CPU , and ssd looks to be good for speed , all depends if i have money though so that's why i keep my fingers crossed.
    Having a wife and 3 kids tends to empty my wallet way too fast.
     
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