Rumor: AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition Details Surface
Current rumors are saying AMD's Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition is going to enter mass production next week. More important for enthusiasts however is what kind of specs this updated Tahiti XT chip (Tahiti XT2) will have. Well according to a source talking with OCAHOLIC, the HD 7970 GHz Edition will supposedly come clocked at 1100 MHz a full 175 MHz faster then the original reference HD 7970 at launch, not to mention it will do these clocks at 1.020 volts compared to the 1.175 volts previously. With these improved clock speeds and a lower voltage the AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition may give AMD the single GPU performance crown. AMD may also bin these chips for use in the HD 7990 considering their potential for better clocks with lower volts could help keep power consumption in check. Take this with a grain of salt as it's just rumors until we get official word on what to expect from AMD's new Tahiti XT2-based graphics cards.
Thank's to TSMC, whose 28nm process manufacturing quality is becoming better and better, AMD is able to release the second revision Tahiti XT2. For the record you will be able to find the Tahiti XT2 on the PCB of the new upcoming Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition but not only. According to our source the Tahiti XT2 chip will be also powering the Radeon HD 7970 X2 for sure and maybe a new version of the Radeon HD 7950. About the new version of the Radeon HD 7950 nothing is sure but it might be possible.
Posted by | Fri, Jun 15, 2012 - 09:04 AM