Topic Title: SAPPHIRE HD 7970 GHz Edition 6GB vs hd 7990 6 gb?
Topic Summary: SAPPHIRE HD 7970 GHz Edition 6GB vs hd 7990 6 gb?
Created On: 03/09/2013 01:26 PM
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 03/09/2013 01:26 PM
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Béla Gulyás
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Which is better? SAPPHIRE HD 7970 GHz Edition 6GB vs hd 7990 6 gb?



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 03/10/2013 08:13 AM
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Thanny
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Dual-GPU cards always list the combined memory, which means a 6GB 7990 is the equivalent of two 3GB 7970's (more or less, depending on the clock speeds in use).  So a "6GB" 7990 has twice the rendering power and half the actual memory as a 6GB 7970.

The cases were 6GB per GPU would be better than 3GB per GPU are few and far between.  If you don't have a 30" monitor or several smaller monitors in an Eyefinity setup, you won't encounter any of those cases.

 

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