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AMD Radeon HD 7970     VideoCardz.com


Manufacturer: AMD

Specs status: Official

GPU Series: Radeon HD 7000

GPU Model: Tahiti XT

Fabrication Process: 28nm

Compute Units: 32

Stream Processors: 2048




Dimensions (inches): 11 / 4.2 / Dual-slot

Display Outputs: 1 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 2 / 0


Bus Support: PCI-E 3.0 x16

DirectX Support: 11

OpenGL Support: 4.2


Core Clock: 925 MHz

Memory Clock: 1375 MHz

Effective Memory Clock: 5500 MHz


Memory Size: 3072 MB

Memory Type: GDDR5

Memory Bus Type: 384-bit

Memory Bandwidth: 264 GB/sec


Power Draw 250 W / 195 W

Min Required PSU: 500 W

Power Connectors: 1 x 8-pin / 1 x 6-pin

Temperature: – C / 78 C / 39 C

Noise Level: 42 dBA / 37 dBA


3DMark11 Score P7924

3DMark Vantage P28589


Release Date: 2012-1-9

Launch Price: $549

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