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Sapphire Debuts the Radeon HD 7970 6 GB TOXIC Edition

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  1. Cristian_25H

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    SAPPHIRE Technology has just announced its HD 7970 6 GB TOXIC Edition graphics card boasting the highest clock speeds in its class and believed to be the fastest single GPU graphics card in the world.

    The SAPPHIRE HD 7970 6 GB TOXIC Edition is based on the latest HD 7970 GHz Edition GPU from AMD, together with a host of industry first and exclusive features to deliver maximum performance. Its unique 6 GB frame buffer is a World first for a consumer graphics card and makes the TOXIC Edition ideally suited to multi-screen gaming as well as providing the extra memory required for demanding professional applications such as content creation, video editing or rendering.

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    Performance is also World leading. By default, the HD 7970 6 GB TOXIC Edition runs at 1050 MHz and with PowerTune Dynamic Boosts rises to 1100 MHz on the engine with the memory clock at 6000 MHz effective. By pressing the new SAPPHIRE exclusive Lethal Boost Button, the beast is unleashed, boosting the core clock speed to 1100 MHz with PowerTune Dynamic Boost to an industry first of 1200 MHz on the engine while the memory is further overclocked to 6400 MHz effective. The fan profile and PowerTune limit is also changed to performance settings. In addition, users will be able to individually tune the card with SAPPHIRE TriXX, the company's free to download software tool that allows key parameters to be adjusted for maximum performance.

    This astonishing performance is achieved partly as a result of a completely new power control system developed by SAPPHIRE - the Lethal Power Suite. The Lethal Power suite consists of many premium design features. These include a new 8 phase power design for the GPU VDDC, with an additional one phase each for VDDCI and MVDD. The design uses a brand new double sided Black Diamond Choke for the first time, as well as DirectFET technology and all on a 12 layer PCB to ensure the board runs fast and stable. (The double sided Black Diamond Choke design reduces the temperature around the power design portion by 40 degree Celsius in lab test when compared to the reference PCB design.)

    Cooling a card with such extreme performance demands a special solution - and the SAPPHIRE HD 7970 6 GB TOXIC Edition has it - with a new implementation of SAPPHIRE's World acclaimed Vapor-X technology. The Vapor-X cooler on the TOXIC Edition is based on a new vapor chamber designed especially for this model. Heat is carried away by four heatpipes (2 x 8 mm plus 2 x 6 mm), and finally dispersed by two 90 mm fan with aerofoil blades and dust repelling bearings.

    The Vapor-X cooler easily handles the heat generated from Toxic HD 7970 even when it is running at over 1200 MHz. Additional peace of mind for the user is provided by another new feature - the PCB Temperature LED: The SAPPHIRE HD 7970 6 GB TOXIC Edition has a built in onboard LED for users to monitors the PCB temperature.

    Based on AMD's Graphics Core Next architecture, the SAPPHIRE HD 7970 6 GB TOXIC Edition supports all the latest demands of multi-screen applications, multi-threaded Application Acceleration with stream processing, fast HDMI support for high resolution and stereoscopic 3D displays and all the Direct Compute features incorporated in the latest operating systems. But with its exciting feature set the SAPPHIRE HD 7970 6 GB TOXIC Edition is able to deliver all this with the highest levels of performance ever achieved from a single GPU.

    The SAPPHIRE HD 7970 6 GB TOXIC Edition is a limited edition product that will be available to order from SAPPHIRE etailers and retailers from 17th July 2012.
     
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    :eek: 1200/6400 @ 6Gb :eek:
     
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    Even Nvidia Fanboys have to respect this beast.
     
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    Finally!
     
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    When can expect W1zz's review on this beast ... ?
     
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    Or better go burn yourself. [​IMG]
     
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    But in all honesty no one uses that much amount of vram. Unless they have 6 displays or so and the segment for that is probably less then 10% overall. So overkill
     
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    I shudder to think of it's power consumption.
     
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    Will be amusing opening up gpz and seeing a 7970 with a boost clock.
     
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    So, you really though this card will be mass produced for more than 10% of the users out there? :laugh: This will be in stores in minimum quantities and the few of those 10% will have what they want, finally.
     
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    Im gonna guess a figure of power consummation at peak...
    between 310 to 320 watts. (at lethal mode of course)
     
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    wow....now THATS a card...congrats to the team at sapphire on this one..

    and in response to 6gigs being too much....really,,, is that not what has been said at EVERY step along the way....(no way does a gpu need more than a gig...never happen)

    and it's not like they can just a 1 g to the existing 3..... they're architecturally bound to double or nothing right???
     
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    so what's the benefit of 6gb memory ?>
     
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    Imagine - 6 displays and playing game on it at 4+ Mega pixel resolution ;)
     
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    *thought Actually i may be wrong because most of them would go for a workstation grade gpu.
     
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    7680x1600 (3x2560) probably or even multi projector.

    This card is a good buy for the insane stock clocks alone.
     
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    LOL still remember sapphire, they was say it will come with 1.5ghz to 1.7 ghz GPU speed
     
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    Where is the 7990 X2??
     
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    I should have put this in my first post but I was, admittedly, in shock :eek:

    Will ATi now be implementing this boost clock stuff in all their products? Does it function the same way as Nvidias? Or is this an OEM only feature?
     
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    Nope, it is way more simple

    Taken from TPU's 7970 GHz review :toast:

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_7970_GHz_Edition/32.html
     
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    who cares..
    @wizz : review please
     
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    A lot of people :rolleyes:
     

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