I am currently trying to upgrade my rather outdated (but reliable :) ) PC without spending very much money at all. I have these two similar graphics cards in my possession right now.
As you can see both cards are similar, yet the second one has half the video memory and double the effective memory size of the first?
My question is, what is effective memory, how does it relate to video memory and/or the performance of the card? (And to be extremely general, which card will run Skyrim better?)
** Basic specs on my PC **
- CPU: Intel core2 duo @ 2.8GHz
- RAM: ddr2-1066 4GB (2X2 GB)
- OS: Windows xp sp3
- GPU: Currently have the EAH4350 Silent installed