Tuesday, June 5th 2012

PowerColor HD 7970 X2 Devil 13 Taken Apart

Here are the first pictures of PowerColor's ambitious Radeon HD 7970 X2 Devil 13 dual-GPU graphics card taken apart. The pictures reveal a PCB that's both longer and taller than that of the HD 7970, to create room for two 28 nm "Tahiti" GPUs, a total of 24 GDDR5 memory chips (12 on each side), a PLX PEX8747 PCIe 3.0 bridge chip, and a VRM that consists of 5+2+1 phases per GPU system. The card draws power from three 8-pin PCIe power connectors. The VRM consists of solid-state chokes and Renesas Driver-MOSFETs. Display outputs include two each of DVI and mini-DP, and an HDMI. Each GPU system has a pair of BIOS'es (performance and failsafe).
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6 Comments on PowerColor HD 7970 X2 Devil 13 Taken Apart

#1
_JP_
Damn, what a beast!
And YEY for fans with frames! Finally they make it easy to replace them.
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#2
dickobrazzz
i think fans are too small..
pcb - not bad
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#3
radrok
by: _JP_
Damn, what a beast!
And YEY for fans with frames! Finally they make it easy to replace them.
And you can slap some absurdly high RPMs Delta or San Aces in :D
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#4
_JP_
by: radrok
And you can slap some absurdly high RPMs Delta or San Aces in :D
Exactly! This is what makes this cooler good. IIRC, I've already seen it on another card, on an older news article.
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#5
SIGSEGV
where is AMD's officially HD7990 ?? Bring it on..
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#6
GSG-9
I read this article as 24gb of memory. Felt puzzled, read it again as 24gb of memory. I then stared at the numbers 24 for a while. Then it clicked, and the product seemed less ridiculous.
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