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Hi I was bored and decided to test my new PC on Can I run it with crysis. It came out saying I was at the top end of the scale but when I scrolled down to my graphics card it was saying that the video memory was 1007MB, less than the 2GB that a Radeon 6970 should have. Is there something wrong with my card?

EDIT : GPU-Z reports the card to have 2048MB of video memory, the correct amount, is there something messed up with the way the Radeon 6970 interacts with some applications?
Edited by mike12345567 - 5/14/11 at 1:47pm
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yea older programs wont read it correctly, thats why its best to have the newest.
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Thanks, I assume the Can I run it must use some sorta directX thing cause directX diagnosis utility reports 1007MB of video memory too lol
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ha thats weird.
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ha thats weird.
Yeah but i'll take what it says on the box, where I bought it, the fact there isn't a 6970 with only 1GB of video ram and GPU-Z to be correct
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im thinking of buying another 6970, does your card have a backplate on it?
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mmm my backplate I assume you mean the whole cover thing? The card is completely covered with one opening for the fan lol
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He means a black back plate with an X shape opening for the GPU bracket. The ones like that are the reference type version 1 6970s with bios switch generally
     
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Mmm well there is an opening for the back of the GPU stuff, thats in the center of the X bracket, apart from that everything is covered by a big piece of metal, and its got a BIOS switch. Got it for £250 off scan lol
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