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AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition

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The Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition is a high-end graphics card by AMD, launched in June 2012. Built on the 28 nm process, and based on the Tahiti graphics processor, in its Tahiti XT2 variant, the card supports DirectX 11.2. The Tahiti graphics processor is a large chip with a die area of 352 mm² and 4,313 million transistors. It features 2048 shading units, 128 texture mapping units and 32 ROPs. AMD has placed 3,072 MB GDDR5 memory on the card, which are connected using a 384-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 1000 MHz, which can be boosted up to 1050 MHz, memory is running at 1500 MHz.
We recommend the AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition for gaming with highest details at resolutions up to, and including, 1920x1080.
Being a dual-slot card, the AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition draws power from 1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin power connectors, with power draw rated at 300 W maximum. Display outputs include: 1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x mini-DisplayPort. Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition is connected to the rest of the system using a PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. The card measures 274 mm in length, and features a dual-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 499 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name: Tahiti
GPU Variant: Tahiti XT2
Process Size: 28 nm
Transistors: 4,313 million
Die Size: 352 mm²

Graphics Card

Released: Jun 22nd, 2012
Production Status: Active
Launch Price: 499 USD
Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock: 1000 MHz
Boost Clock: 1050 MHz
Memory Clock: 1500 MHz
6000 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size: 3072 MB
Memory Type: GDDR5
Memory Bus: 384 bit
Bandwidth: 288 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units: 2048
TMUs: 128
ROPs: 32
Compute Units: 32
Pixel Rate: 32.0 GPixel/s
Texture Rate: 128 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance: 4,096 GFLOPS

Board Design

Slot Width: Dual-slot
Length: 10.8 inches
274 mm
TDP: 300 W
Outputs: 1x DVI
1x HDMI
2x mini-DisplayPort
Power Connectors: 1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin

Graphics Features

DirectX: 11.2
OpenGL: 4.4
OpenCL: 1.2
Shader Model: 5.0

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Card Notes

128 Z/Stencil ROP Units

Tahiti GPU Notes

Exact Transistor Count: 4,312,711,873

Instruction Set:
SOP1, SOP2, SOPC, SOPK, SOPP, SMRD, VOP1, VOP2, VOP3, VOPC, VINTRP, LDS, GDS, MUBUF, MTBUF, MIMG, EXP

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ASUS ROG Matrix HD 7970 1000 MHz 1500 MHz 11 inches, Triple-slot, 2x DVI 4x DisplayPort
ASUS ROG Matrix HD 7970 Platinum 1050 MHz 1650 MHz Boost Clock: 1100 MHz, 11 inches, Triple-slot, 2x DVI 4x DisplayPort
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HIS HD 7970 X IceQ X² 1000 MHz 1500 MHz 12.24 inches, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 4x mini-DisplayPort
HIS HD 7970 X IceQ X² Turbo 1150 MHz 1500 MHz Boost Clock: 1180 MHz, 12.24 inches, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 4x mini-DisplayPort
MSI HD 7970 Lightning BE 1070 MHz 1500 MHz Boost Clock: 1150 MHz, 12 inches, 2x DVI 4x mini-DisplayPort
MSI HD 7970 Power Edition BE 1020 MHz 1500 MHz Boost Clock: 1100 MHz, 12 inches, 2x DVI 4x mini-DisplayPort
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