Thursday, December 22, 2011

AMD announces the Radeon HD 7970

The wait is finally over! Today AMD launches its first 28nm graphics card of the Radeon HD 7000 Series. This beast of a GPU packs 2048 stream processors, 32 ROPs, 128 TMU's and 3GB of GDDR5 memory on a 384-bit memory interface. The core is clocked at 925MHz that can overclock itself to 1.1GHz with a switch of a button and a memory clock at 5500MHz. All sitting on a PCI-Express 3.0 slot. The Tahiti "Graphics Core Next" GPU also supports CrossFireX, Eyefinity, HDMI 1.4a and DisplayPort 1.2.

The Radeon HD 7970 is scheduled for a January 9th release at a price of $549. Just in time for new years, so you might want to hold off on your holiday buying frenzy. See more images of the card after the break, and we suggest you read the in-depth review over at TechPowerUp to find out exactly what this thing is capable of.

(Courtesy of TechPowerUp)

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