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Sapphire Debuts the Radeon HD 7970 6 GB TOXIC Edition

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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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:eek: 1200/6400 @ 6Gb :eek:
 
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mmmm
 
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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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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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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
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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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.
*thought Actually i may be wrong because most of them would go for a workstation grade gpu.
 
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so what's the benefit of 6gb memory ?>
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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Does it function the same way as Nvidias?
Nope, it is way more simple

If you've seen our NVIDIA Kepler reviews, you'll remember that this graph shows a diagonally rising pattern on those cards. On AMD's card we see only a total of four clock and voltage combinations being available.

AMD's mechanism is really basic, in high-performance 3D, the card runs at a single fixed clock speed of 1050 MHz, just like any other AMD card did in the past. Only when AMD's PowerTune algorithm detects an overload situation, it will reduce the clock speed to a fixed value of 1000 MHz, that's it.

Each of these two clocks (1050 MHz and 1000 MHz) has one voltage associated with it. You can see two additional faint points at the other clock's voltage, but these are measurement artifacts from the switching of clock and voltage, which does not happen at the same time. For example, when going to 1000 MHz to 1050 MHz, the voltage will also change to 1.219 V from 1.163 V. But since either the clock change or the voltage change will be finished first, it will create a "new" combination of clock and voltage, which is displayed in the plot.
Taken from TPU's 7970 GHz review :toast:

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_7970_GHz_Edition/32.html
 
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Im gonna guess a figure of power consummation at peak...
between 310 to 320 watts. (at lethal mode of course)
who cares..
@wizz : review please
 
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