Gigabyte HD 7970 Super OC 3 GB

Gigabyte HD 7970 Super OC 3 GB

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Introduction





GIGABYTE'S HD 7970 Super Overclock or "SOC" is the company's flagship HD 7970 geared towards overclockers and enthusiasts. It comes with a new cooling design which uses many small fans on the side of the heatsink, instead of a large centered fan. Clock speeds have been increased significantly compared to the HD 7970; GPU clock is now 1080 MHz and memory is clocked at 1375 MHz.

While an exact pricing is not known yet, GIGABYTE suggests the card will retail around the $500 mark.

HD 7970 Market Segment Analysis
 Radeon
HD 6970
Radeon
HD 7850
Radeon
HD 7870
GeForce
GTX 580
Radeon
HD 7950
GeForce
GTX 670
Radeon
HD 7970
HD 7970
GHz Ed.
GIGABYTE
HD 7970 SOC
GeForce
GTX 680
Radeon
HD 6990
GeForce
GTX 590
GeForce
GTX 690
 
Shader Units1536102412805121792134420482048204815362x 15362x 5122x 1536 
ROPs323232483232323232322x 322x 482x 32 
Graphics ProcessorCaymanPitcairnPitcairnGF110TahitiGK104TahitiTahitiTahitiGK1042x Cayman2x GF1102x GK104 
Transistors2640M2800M2800M3000M4310M3500M4310M4310M4310M3500M2x 2640M2x 3000M2x 3500M 
Memory Size2048 MB2048 MB2048 MB1536 MB3072 MB2048 MB3072 MB3072 MB3072 MB2048 MB2x 2048 MB2x 1536 MB2x 2048 MB 
Memory Bus Width256 bit256 bit256 bit384 bit384 bit256 bit384 bit384 bit384 bit256 bit2x 256 bit2x 384 bit2x 256 bit 
Core Clock880 MHz860 MHz1000 MHz772 MHz800 MHz915 MHz+925 MHz1050 MHz1080 MHz1006 MHz+830 MHz607 MHz915 MHz+ 
Memory Clock1375 MHz1200 MHz1200 MHz1002 MHz1250 MHz1502 MHz1375 MHz1500 MHz1375 MHz1502 MHz1250 MHz855 MHz1502 MHz 
Price$340$230$290$430$340$400$440$500$500$500$700$750$1000 
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