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Presto88
09-20-05, 09:24 AM
Hello all, I have kind of a noob question....what is the difference between GDDR 3 and just DDR 3? Thanks in advance.

msxyz
09-20-05, 09:38 AM
The term "GDDR" is used for the memory chips employed on fast graphic cards. Unlike the RAM modules used on the mainboards (either DDR, DDR-2 or DDR-3 the next year) it does not use a bus but a dedicated point 2 point connection to achieve faster operating frequencies.

The term DDR3 has a more general meaning encompassing all the third genration DDR technologies.

BrianG
09-20-05, 10:21 AM
GDDR3 runs at a lower voltage as well....

Presto88
09-20-05, 08:12 PM
ahhhhh that makes sense, thanks guys.

rohit
09-21-05, 04:44 PM
Hello all, I have kind of a noob question....what is the difference between GDDR 3 and just DDR 3? Thanks in advance
This is in regrading?
Buying of VGA, where 1 brand advertises DDR3 mem, and other advertises gDDR3 mem? then believe me both are same.

I know a friend, who didnt buy an ASUS x800pro, coz it mentioned ddr3, while powercolor mentioned gddr3 on the box.