The 5970 is made from 2 5870s on a single board, each GPU has 1GB GDDR5 with a 256-bit bus, but when they label dual GPU cards they tend to just add the numbers together because it looks better that way, so they often list them as 3200 shaders, 512-bit bus, and 2GB GDDR5 while each GPU on the board only has half of that. You still have the fastest graphics card in the world.
Offcourse. Make sense. The internet store where I bought it said 512 bit on the XFX and 256 on all the others so I went for the XFX. Still I think the XFX one isn't a bad card so no big deal. Atleast I got an explination.
Really OFF-Topic but will ask anyway. Will I get to use the 5970 all out with Amd Phenom II x4 3.0 Ghz (no oc) and 8GB Crossair Dominator 1066Mhz? Tried to find some kind of "requirements" for the card. But didn't find anything.
Got a bad feeling i might need i7 and DDR3 to fully "use" this huge achivement of a graphic card. Don't have any games making me fully use it so no problem at this date but I'm thinking in the near future with more DirectX 11 games and better and better graphics.
There is minimal performance difference between the i7 and Phenom II in games, as once you hit 1920x1080 the performance of the GPU tends to be the limiting factor since both of those CPUs have extremely high bottlenecks in most games. Even if you do have a CPU bottleneck it will be at 90FPS or more so it wont hurt you at all and will just give you an excuse to crank up the detail levels and AA.
Nice nice. Was kinda worried I was in over my head buying "the fastest graphic card in the world" when the rest of my computer is about a year old. As I said earlier I have no need for fully "using" the card at this date but when the day comes it would be nice if the rest of my computer could keep up with it