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SAPPHIRE Introduces HD 7970 Dual-X OC Edition

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SAPPHIRE Technology has just release a new factory overclocked version of its high end graphics card based on the highly acclaimed graphics GCN (Graphics Core Next) architecture from AMD.

The SAPPHIRE HD 7970 OC Edition features SAPPHIRE’s new dual-extractor technology - Dual-X - a highly efficient multi-heatpipe cooler with dual fans providing quiet and very cool operation during normal operating conditions, and superb cooling performance even under extreme load. The HD 7970 from AMD is the most powerful single chip GPU ever built - it has a new internal structure with 32 compute units and a total of 2048 Stream processors. The SAPPHIRE HD 7970 OC Edition ships with a raised core clock speed of 950MHz, and 1425MHz for the memory. Its Dual BIOS switch allows users to select the higher performance settings of 1GHz core and 1450MHz memory, making the fastest card in its class. This setting also uses a more aggressive fan profile and raises the limits for maximum overclocking.

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Fap Fap Fap looks Beast.........Black PCB ftw:D
 
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is it just me or does this card look shorter than reference PCB length?
 

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cooling solution looks familiar (shroud at least) to my HD6870 Dirt 3 Edition.
 
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I think sapphire dual-x solution is the best among others, even Asus DCuII 7970. I just wanna see the MSi's twin frozer. Then i will decide which direction should i go.

Sapphire Dual-x, beats others on cooling and quietness.

579,99$ @ newegg.
 
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This is a pretty sweet card, if nV fail to deliver, I think this might be in my next build =]
 

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Very nice looking card indeed. I've always been a fan of exposed heatpipes.

PUN was intended btw.
 
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This is a pretty sweet card, if nV fail to deliver, I think this might be in my next build =]
Oh it won't fail to deliver...in performance or price.
 
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It uses an AMD reference PCB.
So there is no difference in power delivery circuit right?
If so I'd rather purchase a DC II
 

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This is a pretty sweet card, if nV fail to deliver, I think this might be in my next build =]
dont hold your breath for NV. AMD has their stuff out Nv keeps on rattlin on bout this n that...
 
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Meh same story different year. Enjoy your perceived glory lads. :nutkick:
 

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Meh same story different year. Enjoy your perceived glory lads. :nutkick:
w/e dude have fun waiting for your overglorified NV part, that is yet to release :nutkick:

Oh Wait WHere is it, you dont have it in your hands sorry for your loss dude

Fully Agree. AMD's been selling like hot cakes. Thank you Sapphire, awesome looking card.

AMD is even talking about the upcoming HD 8970 graphics monsters that should outperform the HD 7970 by as much as 60%.
http://www.pcper.com/news/Graphics-Cards/Does-AMD-have-2304-stream-processor-GPU-waiting
I feel a refresh of the 7 series should be due in to spur sales even further
 
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dont hold your breath for NV. AMD has their stuff out Nv keeps on rattlin on bout this n that...
I love how when AMD talks about there stuff before it releases and they don't get bashed for hyping it, then when Nvidia talks about their parts they get bashed constantly. Keep on drinking your haterade.
 
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I love how when AMD talks about there stuff before it releases and they don't get bashed for hyping it, then when Nvidia talks about their parts they get bashed constantly. Keep on drinking your haterade.
Without any offence, you must be pretty narrow sighted to make such a statement.
Anyway this is more marked towards Nvidia because it has always set the quality bar very high and people have high expectations thus the "bashing" echoes a lot more when targeted to NV.
 
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One arriving hopefully in time for this weekend as part of my new build :)

Decided to go for this as over here it's currently selling for about 100 USD below reference 680's. In terms of 1600p it's rubbing shoulders with the 680 out of the box while custom fan should have it running cooler and quieter. An easy decision tbh ;)
 

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just bought one of these for $330, bumping old thread for no real reason XD
 
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I got one as well, open box, $230. Best deal ever. :rockout:
 

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I got one as well, open box, $230. Best deal ever. :rockout:
hows it OC? reviews are showing 1.2GHz+, the version i've ordered has two DVI instead of 1 so i'm wondering if it OC's as good.