AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB Launched!
Patrick "MACMAC" MacMillan
Almost out of nowhere, AMD have just launched their next-generation high-end GPU, the Radeon HD 7970. This new GPU is manufactured on the cutting-edge 28nm processs and features an unbelievable 4.3 billion transistors. Why so much? Well this new Tahiti GPU core is packed with 2048 Stream Processors, but it also devotes a large chunk of die-space to elements that maximize GPGPU performance. With a 925MHz engine clock, and 3GB of GDDR5 connected to a 384-bit memory interface, this card has everything in needs to easily take the crown as the fastest single-GPU graphics card on the market.
So without further ado, here are the reviews:
- Anandtech: AMD Radeon HD 7970 Review: 28nm And Graphics Core Next, Together As One.
- Anandtech: AMD's Graphics Core Next Preview: AMD's New GPU, Architected For Compute.
- Guru3D: AMD Radeon HD 7970 Reviewþ.
- HardwareCanucks: AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB Review.
- HardwareHeaven: AMD Radeon HD 7970 Graphics Card Review.
- HardwareHeaven: AMD Radeon HD 7970 CrossFire Performance Review.
- Hardware Secrets: AMD Radeon HD 7970 Video Card Review.
- KitGuru: AMD HD7970 Graphics Card Review.
- Legit Reviews: AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card Review.
- Madshrimps: AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series Graphics Preview.
- PC Perspective: AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB Graphics Card Review - Tahiti at 28nm.
- techPowerUp: AMD Radeon HD 7970.
- VR-Zone: Meet Tahiti XT from the Southern Islands.
- VR-Zone: The Card Design (Hardware Components and Cooling).
- VR-Zone: Overclocking, Benchmarks and Conclusion.
Colour me impressed! Finally, AMD have hit it out of the park with a GPU that excels in every single area. Sure, it is really expensive at $549, but when you want the best you have to pay for it.
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