Club 3D Introduces the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
Club 3D has introduced their version of the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition (CGAX-7977SO). It's a reference card like other GHz editions, so there will be no problem with high performance aftermarket coolers fitting this card. As expected by the model name, it features a 1GHz+ GPU clock, which can be dynamically increased via an extension to AMD's Powertune technology, called 'Boost'. Here's how Club 3D explain this card: "The Club 3D HD 7970 GHz Edition embodies the maturity of the 28nm process, and the scalability of the Graphics Core Next architecture. Due to both of these factors, the GHz variant raises the GPU core clockspeed from 925MHz to 1000MHz+. This card also features an extension to AMD Powertune technology called "Boost", which allows the GPU to dynamically adjust both voltage and clockspeed above the reference clock of 1GHz+."
In all other respects it's just like a regular HD 7970, sporting 3GB GDDR5 RAM, 384-bit memory bus, PCI Express 3.0, Dual BIOS, CrossFireX connector and multiple monitor connectivity courtesy of AMD's Eyefinity technology. Display connectors include, two Mini DisplayPort 1.2 outputs, HDMI and DVI. Pricing will be around AMD's suggested price of $500.
UNPRECEDENTED GAMING PERFORMANCE
First and foremost, we like to call this the world's fastest and most versatile GPU. Even with ultra settings and a resolution of 2560×1600, the HD 7970 GHz Edition is the fastest single-GPU graphics card in today's most demanding titles. For example, Batman: Arkham City, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Battlefield 3 all run better on AMD RadeonTM.
The performance advantages are even more substantial when you switch to titles that have been optimized for Graphics Core Next, like DiRT Showdown (up to 59%), Sniper Elite V2 (up to 40%) and Nexuiz (up to 37%). Like the graphic above, all of this data was also recorded at 2560×1600 in each game's highest possible detail settings.
Posted by | Mon, Jun 25, 2012 - 05:41 PM