Monday, May 28th 2012

PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 X2 Devil13 Graphics Card Detailed

Last week, we were teased with the first picture of PowerColor's Vortex III cooling solution. A little later that week, we also got reports that AMD's add-in board (AIB) partners are working on off-spec dual-GPU graphics accelerators, calling them "Radeon HD 7970 X2", even as AMD's own HD 7990 is on course. It turns out that the card the Vortex III is designed to cool is PowerColor's newest high-end creation, the Radeon HD 7970 X2 Devil13.

Decked in red and black, the card is a custom-design dual-GPU graphics card from PowerColor, which incorporates two 28 nm Tahiti GPUs in CrossFire configuration. The GPUs have all their components enabled, and clocked on par with single-GPU Radeon HD 7970. The two GPU systems cumulatively hold 6 GB of GDDR5 memory (3 GB per GPU, over 384-bit wide interface). The card draws power from three 8-pin PCI-Express power connectors, and has a rated TDP of 525W. The card will be exhibited at Computex, where it will be further detailed.

Source: DonanimHaber
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51 Comments on PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 X2 Devil13 Graphics Card Detailed

#1
Dj-ElectriC
by: jaywar
Would an AX 1200 be able to handle two of these bad boys? I have enough pci-e connectors just wondering power restraints wise.

My specs:
3930k
32Gb Corsair Dominator GT 2133
240 Gb x 2 Intel 520's Raid 0
Corsair AX1200
Caviar Black 1tb

Would I be good on power?
I say, first of all buy 6-8 power supplies ranging from 1200 to 1500W
then, decide witch one of them handle the best. After that sorting the best overclocker out of about 20-25 HD7970x2's will be an easy job :)
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#2
blibba
by: jaywar
Would an AX 1200 be able to handle two of these bad boys? I have enough pci-e connectors just wondering power restraints wise.

My specs:
3930k
32Gb Corsair Dominator GT 2133
240 Gb x 2 Intel 520's Raid 0
Corsair AX1200
Caviar Black 1tb

Would I be good on power?
It depends on whether the 525W is Furmark or peak gaming. If the former is true, then you'll be ok as long as you're not doing GPU-compute, furmark, etc. If the latter is true, I'd avoid this in favour of 7970 trifire (or 1*X2+1*7970) or some 680s/690s. What resolution do you game at?
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#3
Recus
by: largon
Facepalm at all you folks who think that the fact the card has claimed "rated TDP of 525W", meaning only it has three 8pin PCIe power connectors on board (3×150W+75W=525W) would mean the card consumes that said 525W.

edit: wotevajjjj was quicker.
Don't worry, it will consume 650W on full stress. :o
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#4
u2konline
by: Prima.Vera
http://funny-pictures-blog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Mona-Lisa---Bitch-Please.jpg
Please don't ever post a photo like that again lol
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#5
SIGSEGV
most of peeps here complaining about power usage now..
this is very funny indeed..LMAO

i wanna see how those beast cards perform..
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#6
jaywar
by: Dj-ElectriC
I say, first of all buy 6-8 power supplies ranging from 1200 to 1500W
then, decide witch one of them handle the best. After that sorting the best overclocker out of about 20-25 HD7970x2's will be an easy job :)
Well now I understand why your location says "Trollithia" :rolleyes:

by: blibba
It depends on whether the 525W is Furmark or peak gaming. If the former is true, then you'll be ok as long as you're not doing GPU-compute, furmark, etc. If the latter is true, I'd avoid this in favour of 7970 trifire (or 1*X2+1*7970) or some 680s/690s. What resolution do you game at?
2560 X 1440
I am not really too happy with the 670/680/690's. Left me wanting more. Hopefully the gk110 will provide that. How do you think the driver support will be with these in crossfire?
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#7
Ikaruga
can't wait to play QuakeWorld with this in 800x600
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#8
Dj-ElectriC
by: jaywar
Well now I understand why your location says "Trollithia" :rolleyes:
Now here's the kicker - every one of my trolling posts has at least 20% honesty and truth in it :)
Nobody is a fortune teller to tell you what the actual power consumption be, heh?
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#9
SIGSEGV
by: Ikaruga
can't wait to play QuakeWorld with this in 800x600
you dont need to wait this cards, you can play now your QuakeWorld with your GTX690 at 800x600 resolution :rolleyes:
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#10
Animalpak
3 x 8 pin connectors AUHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA !

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#11
Ikaruga
by: SIGSEGV
you dont need to wait this cards, you can play now your QuakeWorld with your GTX690 at 800x600 resolution :rolleyes:
TIL: what's not funny:shadedshu
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#13
Jurassic1024
by: r3zn0r
At least 3 displayport for eyefinity 3d
3xDP for a triple slot card? You must like buying adapters. 3xDVI would of been a better choice for this card.
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#14
Widjaja
I am glad I have no desire to want such a card.
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#15
Jurassic1024
by: 20mmrain
Who the heck would buy this game to play Diablo 3?

Plus I would like to add.... If you are using your card just to play diablo 3 ..... both card companies should have stopped making cards after the HD 5770 and GTS 450. There is no reason to have anything more powerful.
You're far too low on your graphic card recommendations...

http://www.techspot.com/review/532-diablo-3-performance/page3.html
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#16
legends84
if this card is more cheaper than gtx690... then its a win... :rockout:
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#18
r3zn0r
by: Jurassic1024
3xDP for a triple slot card? You must like buying adapters. 3xDVI would of been a better choice for this card.
either is fine with me. but neither is on this card. ive got 3 triple slot cards currently and my monitors support both...
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#19
TRWOV
by: lZKoce
I hope they put the weight of the card with big letters and flashy colours on the box. I can see a new business opportunity in the enthusiast department- GPU support holders in any shape and form :) for any case and size :D
Legos?
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#20
okidna
by: lZKoce
I hope they put the weight of the card with big letters and flashy colours on the box. I can see a new business opportunity in the enthusiast department- GPU support holders in any shape and form :) for any case and size :D
They (PowerColor) already has it : PowerJACK.
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#21
babash*t
....and you think the DEVIL would care about power consumption and heat????

anyway i love the design...looks like it runs on demon blood..
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#23
Vulpesveritas
Look at the bright side, with zerocore when you're not gaming you won't be drawing anything whatsoever really from the second GPU... :roll:
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#24
cadaveca
My name is Dave
hmm, my Intel CPU says it has 95 W TDP, but pulls 50W only.

WTF is the big deal with TDP, exactly?


TDP = Thermal Design Power? Not Total Drawn Power? :wtf:

So teh design si made for up to 525 W, which means it can OC? Hence the big red button?

:roll:


You guys kill me, man, really.
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#25
okidna
by: Vulpesveritas
Look at the bright side, with zerocore when you're not gaming you won't be drawing anything whatsoever really from the second GPU... :roll:
Yeah, those who bought this card will run 24/7 on ZeroCore so power consumption won't be a problem at all.

Oh, wait......

:laugh:

You can buy card like this = power consumption is not a problem.
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