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PowerColor HD 7970 X2 Devil 13 Taken Apart

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. btarunr

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    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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    Damn, what a beast!
    And YEY for fans with frames! Finally they make it easy to replace them.
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    i think fans are too small..
    pcb - not bad
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    And you can slap some absurdly high RPMs Delta or San Aces in :D
    _JP_ says thanks.
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    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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    where is AMD's officially HD7990 ?? Bring it on..
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    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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