Tuesday, March 27th 2012

PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 Vortex II Detailed Some More

In anticipation of the official launch, PowerColor has served up a fresh batch of pictures depicting its Radeon HD 7970 Vortex II Edition graphics card. Besides providing fresh photos, PowerColor has also confirmed that this new Tahiti-powered card will have its GPU set to 1100 MHz (up from the stock 925 MHz) and the 3 GB of on-board GDDR5 memory clocked at 5700 MHz (5500 MHz stock).

In addition to higher clocks, the HD7970 Vortex II features a dual-slot cooler with two fans (allowing for a little airflow adjustment) and three heatpipes, a backplate to speed up heat dissipation, 2048 Stream Processors, a 384-bit memory interface, a PCI Express 3.0 x16 bus interface, CrossFireX and Eyefinity support, and five display outputs (DVI x 2, HDMI x 1, mini DisplayPort x 2).

The HD7970 Vortex II Edition is expected to become available next month. Its price tag is still unknown.
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18 Comments on PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 Vortex II Detailed Some More

#1
Lionheart
Looks pretty damn nice....glad it comes with a backplate :)
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#5
nt300
by: Dj-ElectriC
Before you do that, please explain why here
http://www.techpowerup.com/img/12-03-27/powercolor_hd7970_vortex_ii_edition_03.jpg
We see two CFX thumbs and 8+6PIN power layout
but on the other two pictures just one CFX and a 6+6PIN

I'm confused...
Very much...
Or you're trolliing? or... wait...
Not all cards will do tri or quad-crossfire. So when you buy a card make sure at least one of them has 2 of those crossfire slots.
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#6
hhumas
beautiful i like its backplate
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#7
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Now that's how you design a backplate.
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#8
Dj-ElectriC
by: nt300
Not all cards will do tri or quad-crossfire. So when you buy a card make sure at least one of them has 2 of those crossfire slots.
Wait... so some HD7970s will come with one CFX connector and some with 2? And some with 6+8 power layout and some with 6+6?
That does not make any sense whatsoever...
Or... you guys keep trolling me. This isn't funny anymore guys... :confused:
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#9
Fairlady-z
My Evga 680 still faster lol... sorry had to oh by the way any one interested in a 7970 lol
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#10
Dj-ElectriC
by: Fairlady-z
My Evga 680 still faster lol... sorry had to
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#11
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Now that I notice closely, pictures 1 and 2 are of the HD 6970 Vortex II (notice the CrossFire bridge fingers).
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#12
jsfitz54
Why are the heatpipes mangled?

Is this a sign of poor workmanship?

It looks like someone used pliers to bend the pipes.

That's not press release quality.
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#13
TurdFergasun
i'd grab one of these once the price stabilizes vs the 680. looks like a card that'll do 1200mhz easily, and quietly. the heatpipes do look a bit man-handled though.
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#15
AvonX
real game performance is the same thing.
seams that the rumor for nvidia on using tactics for benchmarks to look better still stands.
for example 3dmark11
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#16
Shurakai
Hate it when the heat pipes end up on top or not covered, 80% of the time they are either horribly shaped or have no style to them :(
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