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PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 Vortex II Detailed Some More

Discussion in 'News' started by Cristian_25H, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. Cristian_25H

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    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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    Looks pretty damn nice....glad it comes with a backplate :)
     
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    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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    beautiful i like its backplate
     
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    Now that's how you design a backplate.
     
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    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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    My Evga 680 still faster lol... sorry had to oh by the way any one interested in a 7970 lol
     
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    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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    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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    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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    Meh
     
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    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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    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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