AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition


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1GHz Engine Clock (up to 1.05GHz with boost)
3GB GDDR5 Memory
1500MHz Memory Clock (6.0 Gbps GDDR5)
288GB/s memory bandwidth
4.3 TFLOPS Single Precision compute power
1.01 TFLOPS Double Precision compute power
GCN Architecture
32 Compute Units (2048 Stream Processors)
128 Texture Units
128 Z/Stencil ROP Units
32 Color ROP Units
Dual geometry units
Dual Asynchronous Compute Engines (ACE)
PCI Express 3.0 x16 bus interface
DirectX® 11.1-capable graphics
9th generation programmable hardware tessellation units
Shader Model 5.0
DirectCompute 11
Accelerated multi-threading
HDR texture compression
Order-independent transparency
OpenGL 4.2 support
Partially Resident Textures (PRT)
Ultra-high resolution texture streaming technology
Image quality enhancement technology
Up to 24x multi-sample and super-sample anti-aliasing modes
Adaptive anti-aliasing
Morphological Anti-Aliasing (MLAA) 2.0
DirectX® 9/10/11 Super Sample Anti-Aliasing (SSAA)
Automatic LOD adjustment (Requires AMD Catalyst™ 12.4 or higher)
16x angle independent anisotropic texture filtering
128-bit floating point HDR rendering
AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology4
Up to 6 displays supported with DisplayPort 1.2 Multi-Stream Transport
Independent resolutions, refresh rates, color controls, and video overlays
Display grouping
Combine multiple displays to behave like a single large display
AMD App Acceleration3
OpenCL 1.2 Support
Microsoft C++ AMP
DirectCompute 11
Double Precision Floating Point
AMD HD Media Accelerator
Unified Video Decoder (UVD)
MPEG-2 (SD & HD)
MVC (Blu-ray 3D)
MPEG-4 Part 2 (DivX/Xvid)
Adobe Flash
DXVA 1.0 & 2.0 support
Video Codec Engine (VCE)
Multi-stream hardware H.264 encoder
Full-fixed mode: 1080p @ 60 FPS encoding
Hybrid mode: Stream Processor-assisted encoding
Enhanced Video Quality features
Advanced post-processing and scaling
Automatic deinterlacing
Mosquito noise reduction
Edge enhancement
3:2 pulldown detection
Advanced video color correction
Brighter whites processing (Blue Stretch)
Independent video gamma control
Flesh tone correction
Color vibrance control
Dynamic contrast
Dynamic video range control
AMD HD3D technology5
Stereoscopic 3D display/glasses support
Blu-ray 3D support
Stereoscopic 3D gaming
3rd party Stereoscopic 3D middleware software support
AMD CrossFire™ multi-GPU technology6
Dual, triple or quad-GPU scaling
Cutting-edge integrated display support
DisplayPort 1.2 HBR2
Max resolution: 4096x2160 per display
Multi-Stream Transport
21.6 Gbps bandwidth
High bit-rate audio
Quad HD/4k video support
HDMI® (With 4K, 3D, x.v.Color™ and Deep Color)
Max resolution: 4096x2160
1080p60 Stereoscopic 3D
Quad HD/4k video support
Dual-link DVI with HDCP
Max resolution: 2560x1600
Max resolution: 2048x1536
Integrated HD audio controller
Output protected high bit rate 7.1 channel surround sound over HDMI with no additional cables required
Supports AC-3, AAC, Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio formats
AMD PowerPlay™ power management technology7
Automatic power management with low power idle states
AMD PowerTune technology7
Intelligent TDP management technology
Dynamic clockspeed/performance enhancement for games
AMD ZeroCore Power technology7
Ultra-low idle power when the system’s display is off
Efficient low power mode for desktop work
Secondary GPUs in an AMD CrossFire™ technology configuration power down when unneeded
AMD Catalyst™ graphics and HD video configuration software
Software support for Windows® 7, Windows Vista® and Windows® XP.
AMD Catalyst™ Control Center - AMD Catalyst™ software application and user interface for setup, configuration, and accessing features of AMD Radeon products.
Unified Graphics display driver - AMD Catalyst™ software enabling other PC programs and devices to use advanced graphics, video, and features of AMD Radeon™ products.

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AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition Reviews Rating: 88 out of 100 based on 2 ratings.

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Hardware.Info  --- Jun 22 '12
HardwareCanucks  --- Jun 21 '12
HardwareHeaven 9/10 Jun 22 '12
KitGuru  --- Jul 09 '12
Legion Hardware  --- Jun 26 '12
ocaholic  --- Jan 20 '14
ocaholic  --- Mar 19 '14
PC Perspective  --- Jun 22 '12
techPowerUp! 8.5/10 Jun 21 '12
MadShrimps  --- Jul 31 '12
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AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition Roundups and Shootouts

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AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition Review Hardware.Info -- Feb 25 '13
AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition Review TechSpot -- Jan 19 '15

Hardware.Info on Jun 22 '12

"AMD's exact plans for the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition are unclear. AMD's partners haven't all decided yet how to proceed, and the recommended price difference is pretty big. Most likely the Radeon..."

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HardwareCanucks on Jun 22 '12

"While we may have seen this all before from other pre-overclocked HD 7970 cards, under no circumstance should you overlook the GHz Edition. Performance per watt has certainly taken a step in the..."

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HardwareHeaven on Jun 22 '12

"While it is unlikely to have existing 7900 series owners reaching for their wallet AMDs new card is a decent improvement on the original 7970. The GHz Edition will push AMDs partners to aim higher..."

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KitGuru on Jul 09 '12

"Another fast card from AMD, but we are slightly disappointed they didn’t develop a new, improved cooling solution. Will they always rely on their partners to fix this?"

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Legion Hardware on Jun 26 '12

"Therefore the cost of matching, or at best slightly beating, the GeForce GTX 680 has been decreased in value as the cheaper Radeon HD 7950 and GeForce GTX 670 graphics cards are still the way to go..."

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