GDDR5?? What does this mean?

Discussion in 'Video Cards and Monitors' started by demonikal, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. demonikal

    demonikal New Member

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    I've been looking at video cards that have the crossfire technology, but some of them say GDDR5. My PC uses DDR3 memory. Is GDDR5 a new type of memory? Sorry, I know nothing of graphics cards. As long as I had enough additional memory to support the amount of memory required by two crossfire graphics cards, would GDDR5 be compatible with my mobo? I have 4GB of DDR3 now, but can upgrade to 16GB. (Specs below for compatibility issues).

    Thanks!
     
  2. Shane

    Shane ComputerForum Fanatic Staff Member

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    Hi there,

    GDDR5 memory on a Graphics card is totaly un-related to actual system memory,So it does not matter if your system has DDR2 or DDR3 memory,You can still use that Graphics card with GDDR5 memory. :)

    Btw dont upgrade to 16Gb...total overkill. :)
     
  3. jd132

    jd132 New Member

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    GDDR5 is newer, updated, and faster then an older GDDR3, so-on-n-so-forth :)
     

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