Does Acer use GDDR3 or GDDR5 for their GTX 950m?

arfaby

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I was looking for a low end gaming laptop and found this.
I just need to know if it uses GDDR3 or GDDR5. If so will i notice a considerable difference? Any help is appreciated.

Thank you
 

TechyInAZ

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According to GeForce, it does indeed use either one. However I'm not sure which one that 950m uses.

GDDR5 is defiantly faster, but that 950M is a low end GPU so DDR3 won't really get bottlenecked by the 950M's GPU.

Update: Ok just found a guy selling one on ebay and he says it's GDRR5 (identical model too): http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Acer-15-6-1080p-Core-i7-5500U-8GB-1TB-GTX950-4GB-Gamer-VN7-Nitro-NEW-Laptop-/231620982784

Unfortunately I couldn't find anything else that showed whether it was GDDR5 or not.
 

TechyInAZ

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According to GeForce, it does indeed use either one. However I'm not sure which one that 950m uses.

GDDR5 is defiantly faster, but that 950M is a low end GPU so DDR3 won't really get bottlenecked by the 950M's GPU.

Update: Ok just found a guy selling one on ebay and he says it's GDRR5 (identical model too): http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Acer-15-6-1080p-Core-i7-5500U-8GB-1TB-GTX950-4GB-Gamer-VN7-Nitro-NEW-Laptop-/231620982784

Unfortunately I couldn't find anything else that showed whether it was GDDR5 or not.
 

jaguarskx

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So far I have never seen a laptop that has the 950m and uses DDR5 RAM. Since Acer tends to sell pretty inexpensive laptops I am positive they do are not using DDR5 RAM.

The desktop Radeon HD 6670 was released in 2011 which had DDR3 and DDR5 variants. Based on some benchmarks the DDR3 version was about 20% - 25% less powerful than the DDR5 version. Compared to current laptop GPUs I would say the Radoen HD 6670 DDR5 is definitely more powerful than the nVidia 940m.
 
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