1GB 5970?

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pr1de
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is there such thing as a 1GB RAM, 900 MHz 5970? and if yes, is it good?

Vortex88
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No, and why would you want one? 2GB is going to give you much more performance, especially with the 2 gpu's.

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i am almost certain there's no 1gb version. the 5970 is a dual card, each of the 2 gpu's has 1gb of memory

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Vortex88
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Exactly

Dj Neta
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the HD5970 is like 2xHD5850s, each of the has 1gb of GDDR.
it is a dual GPU in the same unit.
2gigs are gonna give you a hole lotta preformance then 1gig. and i can't think of a reson of making a 1gig version, or a reson to want a one gig version (only if you are running on 2 gigs of RAM and in that case the GPU would anyways get bottelnecked and you would need an upgrade)

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To put this more clear. If it was 1gb would be 512mb usable because each gpu would have 512mb.
So a 2gb 5970 is = 1gb
Just like if you ad a extra video card in sli/crossfire you will have more gpu power but no advantage of extra ram.

If there is ever a application or game that requires a gpu with 2gb of ram it would not work on a 5970. If you had a single gpu with 2gb of ram it would run. Just for example.

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Dj Neta
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correct... :D

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Stupid question. Interesting replies.