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04-07-06, 08:04 PM
Ive just purchased a 7900gtx 512.
Ive reinstalled the latest drivers and set up cool bits.
The problem is that the core and mem speed of the card
should be 650/1600, but in cool bits Im getting 650/800
Is this normal or is cool bits 2.0 a bit behind in recognising
the newer cards. The game Oblivion doesnt recognise this
card either. My previous card was a 7800gtx 256 and in
cool bits I got the correct speeds indicated ie: 450/1250.
Is there anyone out there that could give me some idea
of what is going on. I hope I havent got a defective card??:(

04-07-06, 08:24 PM
This question gets asked alot around here, the reason why its showing 800 is because the memorry is ddr which equates to double the speed hence ddr(double data rate) i.e 800mhz ir 1600mhz ddr. Also there are 3 speeds at which a card runs at; 3d performance, 3d low power and 2d all of which are different.

04-07-06, 09:13 PM
Someone should sticky and lock this thread because everyone with a 7900 GTX has the same question.

04-07-06, 09:35 PM
Thats a relief, at least I know my cards ok.
I benchmarked the 7800gtx and it was only a little down on
the 7900gtx thats why I was worried. tks again guys:D