Friday, October 26th 2012

HIS Coming up with a Radeon HD 7970 X2 Card

PowerColor's HD7990 will soon have some competition as HIS (Hightech Information System) is also going to release a graphics card powered by two AMD Tahiti chips. Dubbed Radeon HD 7970 X2 (apparently HIS doesn't want to use '7990'), this new dual-GPU card features a three-slot, dual-fan cooler, three 8-pin PCIe power connectors, a Lucidlogix PCIe switch (the PowerColor HD7990 uses a PLX bridge), a GPU clock of 1050 MHz, and 6 GB of GDDR5 memory set to 6000 MHz.

HIS' HD 7970 X2 also has dual-DVI and quad mini DisplayPort outputs. Pricing and availability are still unknown.

Source: Tom's Hardware
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30 Comments on HIS Coming up with a Radeon HD 7970 X2 Card

#1
drdeathx
by: cadaveca
Yes, hassles. Like when the second GPU is useless on some new games, like how more than 2 GPUs doesn't quite work right always, add in other driver snafus...


singlecard and dual, for the most part, is great, for sure, but it's not perfect. I don't see it as a big deal, you just need to be aware of it if you use Crossfire.
So 2 cards would be better than the 7970 x 2?
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cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: drdeathx
So 2 cards would be better than the 7970 x 2?
I would assume in theory it would clock better in that configuration...
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#3
Th3pwn3r
Yeah...I still feel as though dual video cards are asking for problems. I remember the earlier days of SLI, most of my games were so glitchy, buggy and crashed that I had to pull one card and problems were solved. Here's are some examples of what I was dealing with back in the day-



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#4
drdeathx
by: cdawall
I would assume in theory it would clock better in that configuration...
Single cards run cooler than 2 GPU's with one air cooler is all I know..
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cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: drdeathx
Single cards run cooler than 2 GPU's with one air cooler is all I know..
That's what I was trying to say sorry should have been clearer. :slap:
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