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ASUS HD 7970 Matrix Platinum 3 GB Review

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The Card

The HD 7970 Matrix is a big card. Its massive dual-fan cooler extends quite a bit beyond the top edge of the card so make sure it fits your case.

The card requires three slots in your system.

Display connectivity options include two DVI ports and four DisplayPorts. You may use all outputs at the same time. Using the dual BIOS feature allows you to switch the output configuration between 1x dual-link DVI and 1x single-link DVI with fewer DP ports, or 2x single-Link DVI with all DP ports enabled.

The GPU also includes an HDMI sound device. It is HDMI 1.4a compatible, which includes HD audio and Blu-ray 3D movies support. The DisplayPort outputs are version 1.2, enabling the use of hubs and Multi-Stream Transport.

You may combine up to four HD 7970 cards from any vendor in a multi-GPU CrossFire configuration for higher frame rates or better image-quality settings.

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