- 96 CUDA Cores
- 2GB 128-Bit DDR3
- PCI Express 2.0 x16
- $79.99 –
- Free Shipping (restrictions apply)
Good Value for Student Gamer 08/20/2013
Good value point in fairly current chip, bus bandwidth (a plus for this) , and memory for PC gaming on a student budget.
It's hard to harp hard enough on bus bandwidth over other factors in graphics. Often for 10-20% more one can get "into the next tier". I'd trade off 2GB RAM for 1GB Ram for bandwidth for example, or a next gen chip stuffed on a 64 bit bus probably won't run any faster than a previous gen chip on a 128 bit bus.
Fan. I just don't like fans. They make noise. They break. This one hasn't broken, but I haven't had a graphics card, from any maker, that I didn't eventually have to replace the fan.
I slam fans, and for "a bit more juice" buy fanless graphics cards. I haven't found a fanless card yet that didn't run way too hot for my liking when pushed with gaming graphics.
This card replaced a fanless one my son had that started flaking out with gaming graphics - and that was after I'd spliced and glued in (JB Weld) a small laptop fan.
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