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|
|MSI HD 7970 |
|Gigabyte HD |
|Sapphire HD |
|ASUS HD |
| HIS HD 7970|
|Shader Units||1344||2048||1536||2048||2048||2048||2048||2048||2048||2x 1536|
|Graphics Processor||GK104||Tahiti||GK104||Tahiti||Tahiti||Tahiti||Tahiti||Tahiti||Tahiti||2x GK104|
|Memory Size||2048 MB||3072 MB||2048 MB||3072 MB||3072 MB||3072 MB||3072 MB||3072 MB||3072 MB||2x 2048 MB|
|Memory Bus Width||256 bit||384 bit||256 bit||384 bit||384 bit||384 bit||384 bit||384 bit||384 bit||2x 256 bit|
|Core Clock||915 MHz+||925 MHz||1006 MHz+||1050 MHz||1070 MHz||1080 MHz||1100 MHz||1100 MHz||1180 MHz||915 MHz+|
|Memory Clock||1502 MHz||1375 MHz||1502 MHz||1500 MHz||1400 MHz||1375 MHz||1500 MHz||1650 MHz||1500 MHz||1502 MHz|