HIS Radeon HD 7970 X Turbo 3 GB

HIS Radeon HD 7970 X Turbo 3 GB

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Introduction



AMD's Radeon HD 7970 has been on the market for a while now. The card introduced a new shader architecture and brought numerous improvements in power consumption. It met heavy opposition from NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 680 and 670, which has caused HD 7970's pricing to go down quite a bit.

We have seen several recent releases of premium HD 7970 variants geared towards overclocking through high clock-speeds and maximum cooling-power. Prominent members of these cards are the ASUS MATRIX, MSI Lightning, Gigabyte SuperOC, and Sapphire Toxic.



HIS is now entering the arena with their HD 7970 X Turbo, which, unlike many other enthusiast HD 7970 cards, comes in a dual-slot form factor. The clock speeds have been increased significantly to 1180 MHz on the GPU, which is the highest GPU clock we've seen on an HD 7970, and 1500 MHz on the memory; only the ASUS MATRIX comes with a higher memory clock.

Price-wise, HIS is also asking a lot. The card can be yours for $600.

HD 7970 Market Segment Analysis
 GeForce
GTX 670
Radeon
HD 7970
GeForce
GTX 680
HD 7970
GHz Ed.
MSI HD 7970
Lightning
Gigabyte HD
7970 SuperOC
Sapphire HD
7970 Toxic
ASUS HD
7970 Matrix
HIS HD 7970
X Turbo
GeForce
GTX 690
Shader Units1344204815362048204820482048204820482x 1536
ROPs3232323232323232322x 32
Graphics ProcessorGK104TahitiGK104TahitiTahitiTahitiTahitiTahitiTahiti2x GK104
Transistors3500M4310M3500M4310M4310M4310M4310M4310M4310M2x 3500M
Memory Size2048 MB3072 MB2048 MB3072 MB3072 MB3072 MB3072 MB3072 MB3072 MB2x 2048 MB
Memory Bus Width256 bit384 bit256 bit384 bit384 bit384 bit384 bit384 bit384 bit2x 256 bit
Core Clock915 MHz+925 MHz1006 MHz+1050 MHz1070 MHz1080 MHz1100 MHz1100 MHz1180 MHz915 MHz+
Memory Clock1502 MHz1375 MHz1502 MHz1500 MHz1400 MHz1375 MHz1500 MHz1650 MHz1500 MHz1502 MHz
Price$380$390$480$400$500$500$600$500$600$1000
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