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Just a few short weeks ago, I had the opportunity to look at and test a reference HD 7970 from Sapphire for the official launch of AMD's latest video cards, which feature an all new architecture based on the 28 nm Tahiti core. On top of the die shrink, this new architecture from AMD includes a move to PCIe 3 support, an increase to 3 GB of high speed GDDR5 memory, DX 11.1 compliance, Power Tune and Zero Core power technologies, and Eyefinity 2.0, which brings its own upgraded feature set. AMD's GCN, or Graphics Core Next Tahiti core, is a step away from the VLIW design and towards a non-VLIW SIMD engine for higher computing performance. This new core comes with a large increase in the transistor count to 4.31 billion, an increase in the streaming processor count to 2048 with 32 raster units, 128 texture units, and finally a move to a 384-bit wide memory bus for increased memory performance. For XFX, they have decided to further improve the reference design in the form of the Black Edition Double Dissipation HD 7970 – the latest card to carry the Black Edition pedigree.
It’s not unusual to see factory-overclocked videocards ship with custom cooling solutions—a few months after the GPU launches. This time, XFX hits the ground running with their Radeon HD 7970 Black Edition. This is a factory-overclocked card with a custom cooling solution that aims to take the performance crown. Based on what we’ve seen to date, XFX has delivered the fastest single-GPU card on the planet. The Radeon HD 7970 is AMD’s latest GPU, with support for DirectX 11.1 and OpenCL 1.2. It’s a brand-new new architecture—completely different from past AMD GPUs—built on TSMC’s 28nm manufacturing process and sporting a staggering 4.3 billion transistors. In AMD’s reference design, the 7970’s core runs at 925MHz and its GDDR5 memory is clocked at 1,375MHz. XFX ups the ante significantly, pushing the core clock speed to a whopping 1GHz and running its 3GB of memory at 1,425MHz. As you might imagine, the results are nothing short of amazing. We’re seeing genuine performance milestones here, including a 3DMark 2011 performance score higher than 8,000 (for a single GPU), Far Cry 2 hitting 100fps at 2560x1600 with 4x AA, and Batman: Arkham City heading north of 50fps at the same resolution and AA settings.
|XFX AMD Radeon HD 7970 Black Edition 3GB GDDR5 2DVI/HDMI/2Mini DisplayPorts PCI-Express Graphics Cards FX797ATDBC;FX-797A-TDBC||$409.99||See it|
|XFX AMD Radeon HD 7970 Black Edition 3GB GDDR5 2DVI/HDMI/2Mini DisplayPorts PCI-Express Graphics Cards FX797ATDBC;FX-797A-TDBC||$416.39||See it|
|XFX Radeon HD 7970 - Double D HD 7970 Black Edition 3GB DDR5 1000M 2xmDP||$420.99||See it|
|XFX HD 7970 Black Edition 3 GB 1000MHZ GDDR5 Dual Mini DisplayPort HDMI DVI PCI-E||$599||See it|