Friday, December 16th 2011

Radeon HD 7970 Raw Specs Leaked

If slide leaked on Orb-Hardware is to be believed we GPU consumers are in for a pretty big treat in the next month or so. The slide shown below states that the AMD 7970 will have a default core clock speed of 925MHz and a whopping 3 GB of GDDR5 memory.

It also sports a 3.5 TFLOPs precision floating point. Which would put it well beyond the NVIDIA flagship single GPU solution. The slide states the a ROP count of 32, against an earlier speculated count of 48. This could be because AMD may have delinked ROP clusters from memory bus. The cooler itself is under the trademark AMD black shroud so there is no way to see if it uses the rumored "vapor chamber" as seen in after market solutions.

Looking past all the beastly prowess of this slide one cannot help but think about power draw. The "leaked" slide states the 7970 will have a peak power draw of 300 W and an idle draw of 3 W. We will have to wait for review to see if any of these amazing stats are true.

Source: OBR Hardware
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58 Comments on Radeon HD 7970 Raw Specs Leaked

#1
Aceman.au
Well... Im getting 2 for crossfire depending on reviews
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#3
Maban
by: Lazzer408
How long is it?
Going by the length of the PCIE connector, I get a little over 11 inches.
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Lazzer408
by: Maban
Going by the length of the PCIE connector, I get a little over 11 inches.
So under 12" fo sho? Just wondering if it'll fit in the ITX chassis I'm working on. :D

...and yes I'm saying fo sho with scarcasm.
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#5
erocker
Here's a non-official comparison to the 6970, I did the best I could.

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#6
Lazzer408
6970 is about as long as a 5870 right? I can't find an image with all the cards side by side.
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#7
THE_EGG
by: Lazzer408
6970 is about as long as a 5870 right? I can't find an image with all the cards side by side.
Comparing the length of the reference design ASUS 6970 with their reference 5870 on their website, both appear to be 11" long. Although the 6970 did have a blockier design compared to the more smooth looking 5870.
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