Alright. When I had purchased my laptop last year, it came with a Geforce 8600M GT (256MB) GDDR3.
There was also a GDDR2 model with memory clockspeeds @ 400MHz.
I recently sent my laptop in for repair, and they replaced the motherboard.
My graphics card now is a Geforce 9500M GS (512 MB).
This card is basically identical to the 8600M GT GDDR2 version, except it uses less power and doesn't give off as much heat.
I spoke to ASUS and they were telling me I have a better card, yet, my memory clockspeeds are @ 400MHz, when it used to be 700MHz, but now I have 512 MB.
Can someone confirm if the 9500M GS GDDR2 (512MB) is better than the previous 8600M GT GDDR3 (256MB)?
Well...How well does it work compared to your original?
I haven't tested it yet. All I know is that it uses less power, less heat, has twice the memory, but the memory clock is 300MHz less and is GDDR2 instead of GDDR3. \
[quoteb7f0869f4c="TFOAF"]I haven't tested it yet. [/quoteb7f0869f4c]
Then maybe that would be a good thing to do before asking people.
[quoteb7f0869f4c="TFOAF"]and yes I did my research.[/quoteb7f0869f4c]
Really? Like googling "8600m vs 9500m" to see all the people asking the exact same exact thing?
Right. I know people have been asking the same thing...
But no one can come to a conclusion so I was wondering if someone who knows about this more than I do could explain to me which card is better. I tested it...but I can't tell if it's slower or not.