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Windows 7: my HD5970 experience

17 Dec 2009   #41
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Wait a sec, you're right, wrong part of the specs.


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17 Dec 2009   #42
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

No prob.

IMO, the HD 5850 & 5870 will have trouble keeping up with these new nVidia cards.

But then again, AMD will probably have an answer for 'em in the HD 5890.
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17 Dec 2009   #43
raj11650

win 7 build 7600.16385 x64
 
 

so does this card beats 295 in performance

i saw this one beats 295 in cpubenchmarking site!!!

EDIT: just watched my post count of 777
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17 Dec 2009   #44
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

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Nice. At what settings are they? Highest/Very High etc?
ALL MAXED OUT on the quality settings.....

unfortunately though the game only detects 998mb of VRAM rather than the 2048mb that's on the card, its gotta be crossfire related, but if i could access that my draw distance & the others (cant remember what they are now) would be @ 100%
All I can say is w00t

Unfortunately is does answer the one niggling question about the 2GB of Vram on that card actually being usable.

I suspected it wouldn't be
that's is bloody stupid, so that other GB of RAM just sits there, doing nothing.......

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Guy's & gal's referencing my current specs and the score you see below, am I being seriously bottle-necked by my MOBO & CPU? I expected better. I have a 5870.
there is a CPU bottleneck here, in order to fully open these cards we need PCIE 2.0 (which you have) & a 1366 or 1156 platform.

my Quad @ 3.6ghz is a serious bottleneck & i think my chip is slightly better than yours clock for clock... (no Ego involved)

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so does this card beats 295 in performance

i saw this one beats 295 in cpubenchmarking site!!!

EDIT: just watched my post count of 777
the HD5970 outperforms the GTX295 in ALL benchmarks

check this guy out, running Quad CFX (2x 5970s)

im sure this beat or come close to the previous world record, & this is on AIR!!
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17 Dec 2009   #45
smarteyeball

 
 

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that's is bloody stupid, so that other GB of RAM just sits there, doing nothing.......
That's just how dual/multi cards work. Each 1GB of vram per 'card' is being shared between the two. 'Technically' it's doing something. But it doesn't add up to a 2GB usable



It looks like the 2GB is just a marketing gimmick.
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17 Dec 2009   #46
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

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that's is bloody stupid, so that other GB of RAM just sits there, doing nothing.......




It looks like the 2GB is just a marketing gimmick.

no doubt, it wouldn't be the first time...lol
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17 Dec 2009   #47
smarteyeball

 
 

Yeah

I should have known by looking at the specs, but I lived in hope of some 'magic'. If it were truly 2Gb usable, that would have meant each 'card' has 2GB alone.

Then they would have marketed it as 4GB
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17 Dec 2009   #48
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

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Yeah

I should have known by looking at the specs, but I lived in hope of some 'magic'. If it were truly 2Gb usable, that would have meant each 'card' has 2GB alone.

Then they would have marketed it as 4GB

lol...... & then the B/S just starts to spiral

it cant be that hard to implement, surly..??, or maybe it is being fully utilized but the apps weren't designed to show RAM split up on a single PCB.

i do hope the latter is the case..
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17 Dec 2009   #49
ThePizzaMan

Windows 7 Ulitimate Beta 32 Bit, Windows Vista 32 Bit, Ubuntu 9.10 32 Bit
 
 

anyway nice card i would hate to think of the bottleneck mine would have with a 5970
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17 Dec 2009   #50
Everlong

 

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Yeah

I should have known by looking at the specs, but I lived in hope of some 'magic'. If it were truly 2Gb usable, that would have meant each 'card' has 2GB alone.

Then they would have marketed it as 4GB

lol...... & then the B/S just starts to spiral

it cant be that hard to implement, surly..??, or maybe it is being fully utilized but the apps weren't designed to show RAM split up on a single PCB.

i do hope the latter is the case..
It's the same with any dual card setup in SLI/Crossfire. Look at GPU-Z when you're running the game, and both sets of memory should be being used, but it's only the same things being added afaik, so say you're staring at a wall in game, the wall texture will be loaded in to both sets of memory, I think... but like what SE said, for single PCB cards, it is more or less a marketing gimmick.
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