AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB GDDR5 PCIe

  • AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB GDDR5 PCIe
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The AMD ATI Radeon HD 7970 measures 27 cm long (10.6 in), the GPU core is clocked at 925MHz, and the GDDR5 memory operates at the same frequency of 1375MHz (5.5GHz DDR). Still, pairing that frequency with a 384-bit memory bus gives the HD 7970 264GB/s of theoretical bandwidth. The HD 7970 carries 2048 SPUs, 128 TAUs and 32 ROPs, up 33% from 1536 SPUs and 96 TAUs, it's also the first PCI Express 3.0-compatible card.

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By TechSpot on -

For the last 12 months, AMD has had the Radeon HD 6970 be its premier single GPU graphics card, competing head to head with the GeForce GTX 570 and at times challenging the mighty GTX 580. For about $369 today, you can still get one hell of a graphics...

By TopTenREVIEWS on -

9.63/10...

By MadShrimps on -

Thanks to the more recent dropped prices for the Radeon HD 7000 series (which includes the regular non-GHz edition), the Radeon HD 7970 has become an attractive card for the ones that want to upgrade from the previous generation. Compared to the...

By Vortez on -

Whichever your preference of graphics card manufacturer, whether you sit with the green team or the red, both factions will serve you extremely well. If I were forced to choose between the two as a single graphics card, the KFA2 GTX680 wins out. It...

By PCWorld New Zealand on 80

It has been roughly 18 months since AMD launched its last family of graphics processing units (GPUs) but we now finally have some hot new silicon from the California-based semiconductor company.Codenamed Southern Islands (replacing last season’s...

By Bare Feats on -

Does Apple's delay of the next Mac Pro portend its impending doom? Will it go the way of the Xserve? As of this writing, it's been 584 days since the Mac Pro was updated. We remain hopeful. If there is to be a 2012 Mac Pro, it is likely that the...

By BeHardware on -

With a new architecture, the introduction of the 28 nm manufacturing process and over four billion transistors, the Tahiti GPU and the Radeon HD 7970 have been the cause of much excitement. Has AMD managed to do as well as it did with the launch of...

By Computer Shopper on 80

AMD retakes the crown for single-chip gaming-graphics performance with the Radeon HD 7970. With its high price, however, and the fact that some of its future-looking features are far over the horizon, discerning gamers may want to wait before...

By AnandTech on -

With the release of AMD’s Radeon HD 7970 it’s clear that AMD has once again regained the single-GPU performance crown. But while the 7970’s place in the current GPU hierarchy is well established, we’re still trying to better...

By X-bit Labs on -

The AMD Radeon HD 7970 graphics card based on the Tahiti processor with the Graphics Core Next architecture is undoubtedly the fastest single-GPU solution available today. And it will remain such until Nvidia’s next-generation Kepler-based...

By Overclock3D on 67

Obviously when testing a set up this extreme the conclusion is pretty academic.No-one in their right mind would run Quadfire. It takes too much power, we needed two Corsair AX1200 PSUs for this test. It produces too much heat. It's stupidly...

By TweakTown on 97

With the last generation of video cards from AMD and NVIDIA, a lot of people felt a bit hard done by. Sure, the GTX 480 to GTX 580 and HD 5970 to HD 6970 brought with it some nice performance gains, but there wasn't the technological leap that we...

By eTeknix on -

We all knew that AMD were going to launch the 7000 series graphics cards, but not many anticipated that it would be quite this soon, with AMD bringing the date forward from the 9th January 2012 to 22nd December 2011.By AMD bringing the date forward, the...

By ThinkDigit on 90

Loaded with features and new technologies, the AMD Radeon HD 7970 is the fastest single-GPU video card you can currently buy.ProsBest-in-class video performance Low all-around power usage ConsExpensive Performance advantage edges off at highest...

By DigitalVersus on 100

AMD has managed to engineer a card with a significant improvement in performance in comparison to the previous generation at the same time as including some innovations that reduce energy consumption significantly. It is nevertheless advisable to wait...

By Legion Hardware on -

First let’s talk about the numbers, as we saw some pretty compelling frame rates from the Radeon HD 7970. In the dozen games we tested with, the Radeon HD 7970 was on average 42% faster than the Radeon HD 6970. That’s a mind blowing result...

By Gear Live on -

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By HotHardware on -

There is a lot to summarize in regards to the Radeon HD 7970’s overall performance, so let’s just take it step by step here. In comparison to AMD’s previous flagship single-GPU powered card, the Radeon HD 6970, the new Radeon HD 7970...

By Kitguru.net on 90

Today AMD release the first card in their 7000 series – the high end HD7970, which is built on the latest 28nm manufacturing process. AMD’s HD6970 was a huge success for the company, so the replacement card is certainly going to get a lot of...

By VR-Zone on -

When AMD unveiled its GCN - Graphics Core Next - new generation graphics processor architecture as a part of its FSA - Fusion System Architecture - at the last June's Fusion Developer Summit in Seattle, it was quite a surprise: the next-in-line...