Buying a graphics card: advice please!
Posted on 2004-09-11
I am planning to buy a new graphics card.
(I will be running a P4 3GHz on an ASUS P5GD2 deluxe board).
In looking around I have come across some issues that I would like some advice on to help me in my choice of card:
1. What is the “engine clock”?
2. What is the “memory clock”?
3. What is “RAMDAC”?
4. What is the “memory interface”, and is 128 bit DDR what I should be aiming for?
5. How much “video memory” should I go for: 128MB or 256MB DDR? (I don’t play games but do use Photoshop with high-end plugins and I maybe using Lightwave 8.0 and Maya 6.0 in future).
Also, how much RAM (DDR2 533 MHz) do I realistically need in my new system given the above platform: 1GB, 1.5GB or 2GB?
Advice would be much appreciated. Thanks.