I have just purchased a Sapphire Radeon 9600 Atlantis graphics card from Ebuyer. As you will know, the decision on what is the best buy is difficult with the many different specs available. Ebuyer helpfully provide a link to Sapphires site to display their advertising brochure, which is what I used to form the basis of my choice. The brochure states under the heading "Cinematic Rendering", that the card has 8 pixel pipeline architecture, whereas I have since found that it has 4. The brochure also states "256Mb memory interface", whereas in reality this is 128Mb. The brochure seems to have parts from the 9800 spec in it. I think you will agree that this is not good enough, and a company like Sapphire should Know better!
are you sure your mainboard is 8x capable? if it is not then it will only report 4x in windows etc. as for the ram issue, send it back to them and say its not what you paid for, and ask them for the correct gfx card
Excuse a slip of the keyboard, I did mean 256 bit memory interface. However, the card is a 128 bit interface. The "4 and 8 pixel pipelines" are also contradictory, and I have just received an email from Sapphire to say they will be addressing this correction.