Radeon 4870 Hypermemory question

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  1. Reznor007

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    Ever since I got my Radeon HD4870 512MB card(Visiontek model), CCC reports its memory as 1GB Hypermemory. Most reviews I see online have it showing as 512MB DDR5. Is there something screwy with my system, or is this normal?

    Specs:
    WinXP Pro SP3 32bit
    Asus M3A32-MVP Deluxe motherboard(AMD 790FX/SB600)
    Athlon64 X2 6000+
    4GB DDR2-800 RAM

    EDIT-This happens with Cat version 8.11-9.2
     
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    Bludd Experiencing A Significant Gravitas Shortfall
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    Funny, It Worked Last Time...
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    and remember its a "break-through technology" "and users can increase their productivity when using the latest office applications"
    so dont be dismayed :D
     
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    I know what it is...but why is my 4870 reporting it...its not a Hypermemory card.
     
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    Sure it is. Isn't basically every ATI card when combined with a ATI chipset?
     
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    Well, a friend has a 4850 512MB card on a AMD chipset(M3A78? motherboard) and it reports 512MB GDDR3. I'm curious why there's a difference, both are single card PCI-E 2.0 x16 setups.

    EDIT-If you look on the link about Hypermemory, there are specific model cards.
     
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