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The GeForce GT 440, an entry-level DirectX 11 video card, can come with two memory configurations: 512 MB GDDR5 running at 3.2 GHz (51.2 GB/s) or 1 GB DDR3 running at 1.8 GHz (28.8 GB/s), both costing exactly the same. The GPU heatsink used by these models from Sparkle is an all-aluminum model with a 65 mm fan. The main difference between the two cards is, obviously, on the memory configuration. The 512 MB model uses four 1 Gbit GDDR5 memory chips that make up its 512 MB of memory (1 Gbit x 4 = 512 MB). The chips used are H5GQ1H24AFR-T0C parts from Hynix, which support up to 2 GHz (4 GHz DDR), and since this video card memory is accessed at 1.6 GHz (3.2 GHz DDR), there is a 25% margin for you to increase the memory clock rate while keeping the chips inside the maximum they support. Of course, you can always try to overclock the memory chips above their specs. So, which is the better option, a GeForce GT 440 with less but faster memory, or a GeForce GT 440 with more but slower memory? Read more...
Sparkle GeForce GT440 512 MB DDR5 PCI-Express with Native HDMI Graphics Card SXT440512D5NM Price $97.24 $86.82

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