|Thanks riider so all the stats between the 740 gddr5 and standard 740 are the same apart from this section..|
Memory Clock 5.0 Gbps 1.8 Gbps
Standard Memory Config 1024 MB 2048 MB
Memory Interface GDDR5 DDR3
Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec) 80 28.
so the gddr5 has a far superior memory clock which i assume is the speed that the memory reads and re writes memory but the overall memory is smaller by 50% compared to the ddr3, kindof like a smaller file cabinet but a secretary on speed so more info recieved and retrieved :)
And with the memory being separate from the motherboards memory i take it that the gddr5 will still be better to use than ddr3 plugged into a 1st gen pci express without being throttled back to the same stats as ddr3?
the power supply should be all good its a 700w psu
i think I've found one, gddr5 1gb pci express 3.0 x16 and from what ive read elsewhere to someone elses question it looks like pci 2.0 x16 on a pci 1.0 x16 is only about 5-10% slower, so im only going to be losing say 10-15% of the 3.0 x16 by plugging into a 1.0 x16
At some point in the future when i upgrade the cpu and mobo they will catch up ;)
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