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PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 X2 Devil13 Graphics Card Detailed

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, May 28, 2012.

  1. btarunr

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    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.

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    This is what they really should have added:

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    525w ?? :)))

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    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
     
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    This might be 200 Watts more then the GTX 690. But I would be willing to bet....it's more powerful @ stock then a Stock GTX 690. Plus this card also looks.... like an enthusiast card. More in lines compared with a classified version of the GTX 690 than a reference GTX 690. I would also argue..... you can overclock this puppy a lot higher then the GTX 690. (Just from the looks of it all speculation right now)
    If your an enthusiast going for records what do you care about the power usage anyway?
     
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    Yes, we need a world record for the most fps in Diablo 3. 2000fps are not enough!!!
     
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    Who the heck would buy this game to play Diablo 3? But you could use it in benchmarks Like 3Dmark11. Or games like Metro 2033/2034, Crysis 2/3 and so on.

    Or Prima.Vera I guess this card would be for people who still aren't on CRT monitors at resolutions of 1024x768. Time to upgrade man?

    Plus if you bought this card for Diablo 3, WOW, and Starcraft 2 you deserve to loose all your money. Hey I'll make it easier for you. Just give it to me and I will put this card to work.

    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.
     
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    Display output options fail
     
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    Of course it's faster. Clocks make it fairly clear. Scaling is good on both sides.

    HD 7970 - 925MHz, X2 Devil13 - 1GHz
    GTX 680 - 1008MHz, GTX 690 - 915MHz.


    Hopefully, ASUS MARS III is on the way. Would be interesting to see such Titans battle.
     
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    What would have rather seen???

    I would like to add though.... That this card seems like it will be ridiculously heavy!

    That's what my point is. Yes this card is power hungry! Yes this card will need 3 power connections! But the group of people that this card is aimed at ..... are not the ones that usually care about power efficiency.
    They are more concerned with just having the most powerful card out there.

    I too hope that the Asus Mars III is on the way also. That card will be a beast if is going to be made.
     
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    i wanna see benchmarks xd
     
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    At least 3 displayport for eyefinity 3d
     
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    I see your point. You would hope for more.
     
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    A card as ridiculous as this should definitely be metal and aluminum. Definitely not for the faint of heart......old school, my car has three carburetors, whats a ozone layer type folks.
     
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    Can't wait for the dual gpu market to shake up I just love such cards.

    The GTX690 has stellar performance but it fails on VRAM so my hope is on the dual Tahitis.
     
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    U drunk?:laugh: I was using sarcasm...
     
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    I will take 2 pls :)
     
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    ooooooh, what does this button do?

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    If nVidia released a monster like this, you all would slam that card into oblivion. "ZOMG, dat card needs OVER 9000 Power Supplies, LULZ!"

    AMD Releases a card just like that, and everyone is like yea, awesome, this card is a beast! And then the excuses about power consumption kick in, "well this card is aimed at enthusiasts, blah blah blah".

    The fan bias towards AMD on this site is staggering. I root for all three companies myself, Intel included, because we need competition to have innovation. I mean seriously, 525W? And somehow u guys are OK with that? SMH
     
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    this is a cute little gadget .. with pretty red button
     
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    Relax guys, this card doesn't use 525W. They just gave it 3 connectors so that when you overclock it, you can give it loads of power without stressing specific areas of your psu.
    If you want you can give a 7750 20 8pins, still wouldn't use 3075W...
     
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    This is where you fail ;)
    The card is not designed by AMD, but PowerColor :laugh:
    This is a custom design like the original Asus Mars and Ares etc, no one in their right mind complains about a card that is never designed with power efficiency in mind.
     
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    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.
     
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    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?
     

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