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Sapphire HD 7970 Black Diamond

Sapphire HD 7970 Black Diamond Image AMD Tahiti Image

Graphics Processor

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

Graphics Card

Released: Dec 22nd, 2011
Apr 16th, 2013
Production Status: Active
Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16
Sapphire Part #: 11197-17

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock: 925 MHz
Memory Clock: 1375 MHz
5500 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size: 3072 MB
6144 MB
Memory Type: GDDR5
Memory Bus: 384 bit
Bandwidth: 264 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units: 2048
TMUs: 128
ROPs: 32
Compute Units: 32
Pixel Rate: 29.6 GPixel/s
Texture Rate: 118 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance: 3,789 GFLOPS

Board Design

Slot Width: Dual-slot
Length: 10.8 inches
10.83 inches
274 mm
275 mm
TDP: 250 W
Outputs: 1x DVI
1x HDMI
2x mini-DisplayPort

Graphics Features

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

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Card Notes

Retail availability - January 9, 2012

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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