Monday, February 20th 2012

PowerColor's Liquid-Cooled Radeon HD 7970 Goes Up for Pre-Order

Teased by its maker earlier this month, the PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 LCS (Liquid Cooling System) Edition graphics card has found its way onto Overclockers UK's website where it can be found on pre-order priced at £599.99 (~ $951 / ~ 718 Euro).

PowerColor's new, Tahiti-powered card comes equipped with a single-slot EK Nickel Acetal waterblock and features a core clock of 1050 MHz (up from the stock 925 MHz), 2048 Stream Processors, a 384-bit memory interface, 3 GB of GDDR5 VRAM set to 5700 MHz (5500 MHz stock), PCI-Express 3.0, DirectX 11.1 and OpenGL 4.2 support, CrossFireX and Eyefinity capabilities, and four display outputs - one dual-link DVI, one HDMI and two mini DisplayPorts.

The Radeon HD 7970 LCS is backed by a two-year warranty and should start shipping before the end of this month.
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11 Comments on PowerColor's Liquid-Cooled Radeon HD 7970 Goes Up for Pre-Order

#1
radrok
I guess it's a reference PCB right? I'd rather pick up the Asus Direct CU II with the custom block from EK, more juice on custom versions :)
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#2
the54thvoid
by: Cristian_25H
Teased by its maker earlier this month, the PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 LCS (Liquid Cooling System) Edition graphics card has found its way onto Overclockers UK's website where it can be found on pre-order priced at £599.99 (~ $951 / ~ 718 Euro)
That isn't the best price reflection as your keeping our stupendous tax rate on it. Ideally take off 20% before converting (£480 ~ $760).

Still a ridiculous rip off for something that both the US and UK import from foreign lands. Or more likely, our import wholesalers ramp up the prices to the UK retailers.

Either way, EK block (£75) plus normal powercolor 7970 (£419) + healthy overclock = £494 for the same thing (minus warranty of course!).
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#3
Dj-ElectriC
one watercooler reference HD7970?
OR a couple of advanced-aircooled HHD7950s for the same price?
hard hard decision.


:wtf::shadedshu:banghead:
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#4
chaotic_uk
ocuk are always overpriced on new stuff , even more so now they have been sold to caseking :banghead: . the reason i no longer use them :nutkick:
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#5
20mmrain
Jesus 951$ bucks for a water cooled HD7970... BS.... buy a HD 7970 and water cool them yourself it would be about $150 to $200 cheaper. Powercolor is retarded if they think people are gonna buy these.

My Sapphire HD7970's

549$ ea

EK water blocks

119$ ea

= 1336$

Two of these cards....

= 1902$

A lil difference here huh?
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chaotic_uk
by: 20mmrain
Jesus 951$ bucks for a water cooled HD7970... BS.... buy a HD 7970 and water cool them yourself it would be about $150 to $200 cheaper. Powercolor is retarded if they think people are gonna buy these.
problem is that people do buy them :wtf:
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20mmrain
by: chaotic_uk
problem is that people do buy them :wtf:
Maybe so... and I am sure they work well.... but the people buying them are getting ripped off. I guess I will add one more thing.... Until the green team drops the bomb AMD and their partners can charge what ever they like for the worlds fastest GPU and water cooling components.
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chaotic_uk
by: 20mmrain
Maybe so... and I am sure they work well.... but the people buying them are getting ripped off. I guess I will add one more thing.... Until the green team drops the bomb AMD and their partners can charge what ever they like for the worlds fastest GPU and water cooling components.
indeed
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#9
Drone
I've read that
PowerColor's Liquid-Cooled Radeon HD 7970 Goes Up for free
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#10
Crazykenny
Still waiting for these suckers to drop in price in general. €500+ per card is way over my budget at the moment.
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