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05-09-2013 04:51 AM - last edited on 04-19-2016 01:10 PM by OscarFuentes
I did a little research on "HP ENVY h8-1520t" PC. From the available information from the product specification page I noticed that HP suggest around 11 graphics cards for this PC apart from the integrated graphics.
From the first post I noticed that your interest is on a specific card that is "Radeon HD 8570 (2 GB)". I also noticed that this Pc supports "Radeon HD 7950 (3 GB)" card.
7950 offers more memory (3GB) and has GDDR5 memory interface. Based on my findings 8570 memory interface is DDR3.
Would you like to check Radeon HD 7950 as it offers a better options compared to 8570?
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05-09-2013 01:38 PM
The Radeon that you suggested is too expensive for me - I can't afford it.
Why did HP Total Care tell me that the Radeon 8570 uses GDDR5 when it uses DDR3.
I'm still thinking of buying the h8-1520t while it's on sale. I'm sure the 8570 using DDR3 will work well for me but honestly I was told not to waste my money on any graphic card that uses DDR3. Perhaps I am taking that advice too seriously.
05-10-2013 02:43 PM
Can you find out for me if the 8570 is what uses the motherboard's one PCI-Express 3.0 slot?
I have learned that the 8570 will make use of the PCI-Express 3.0 standard.
I don't know whether or not something else uses that one particular slot.
06-06-2013 03:02 PM
I understand you want to know if the Radeon 8570 is DDR3 or not. A search for Radeon 8570 can be performed at partsurfer.hp.com and reveals it to be GDDR3, which is a little confusing concerning the response you have received. The next card up, the 8760, does use GDDR5 memory based on a search for it in the PartSurfer site.
To answer your question, the PCIe x16 3.0 slot is designed for graphics cards. Graphics cards are the only cards I have seen in the x16 slot. Other cards, such as sound and network cards, typically use an x1 slot which is significantly shorter than the x16 slot.