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kwynjunk
06-05-06, 02:18 PM
How do you overclock this new card?

I know it has 2 cores. I have never run SLI before, but I just ordered the eVGA version and it comes within a day or 2.

Also why is the memory interface listed at 256bit and not 512. All the other cards are listed on newegg as 512.

OWA
06-05-06, 02:20 PM
It's probably the same as regular SLI, that is, just use coolbits.

kwynjunk
06-05-06, 02:22 PM
Also why is the memory interface listed at 256bit and not 512. All the other cards are listed on newegg as 512.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.asp?Submit=ENE&N=2010380048+106790717&Subcategory=48&description=&srchInDesc=&minPrice=&maxPrice=

Xion X2
06-05-06, 02:34 PM
"Memory interface" is different from onboard memory. Memory-interface, at the present time, only goes up to 256-bit.

There is 1GB onboard memory on the 7950 with 512MB effective max on each graphics board.

sabersix1
06-05-06, 02:52 PM
Also why is the memory interface listed at 256bit and not 512. All the other cards are listed on newegg as 512.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.asp?Submit=ENE&N=2010380048+106790717&Subcategory=48&description=&srchInDesc=&minPrice=&maxPrice=

Thanks kwynjunk, I have told EVGA Marketing Dir to have Newegg correct it.
You are correct, the EVGA eGeforce 7950 GX2 does come with a 512-Bit Memory Interface and a 1Gb's of GDDR3 Memory.

Read what it says in the EVGA Press Release:

Designed for extreme HD gaming, the 7950 GX2 combines the power of two GeForce 7950 graphics processing units (GPUs) on a single graphics card. This unbelievable graphics horsepower, along with a 512-bit memory interface and an astounding 1GB of fast GDDR3 memory, enable an incredibly smooth, ultra-realistic gaming experience.

http://www.evga.com/articles/310.asp

Also, incase no one has noticed, this EVGA 7950 GX2 has HDCP Support.

HDCP Support*
*Requires other compatible components that are also HDCP capable such as a HDCP capable display and HDCP capable media player.

CaptNKILL
06-05-06, 03:18 PM
Yeah there is a lot of pretty flawed info in the specs for these things. They arent truely 1gb cards in the sense that they have twice the usable space of a 512mb card. And because of this, most of the other things that they double on the spec sheets really shouldnt be doubled either. There isnt really twice the real memory bandwidth as far as I can tell (since its sending the same data on both cards).

The only thing that really should be "doubled" are the parts of the actual GPU (ie, the pixel and vertex shaders).

Maybe Im totaly wrong but this is what I've picked up over the years from SLI. Its very misleading that they label them this way, especially by calling them "a single card" sollution.