Gigabyte Launches Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition with WindForce 3X Cooling

Published: 17th Jul 2012, 14:16 GMT

GIGABYTE - Graphics Card - ATI - PCI Express Solution - Radeon HD 7000 series - GV-R797TO-3GD
Gigabyte has quietly added new Radeon HD 7970 OC to its lineup. Card is listed as GHz Edition model, that makes it the second model on the market powered by this GPU.

Gigabyte GV-R797TO-3GD is in fact a refreshed model of GV-R797OC-3GD. Changes are narrowed only to the new features coming with the ‘new’ Tahiti XT2 GPU. Model has a base clock of 1100 MHz and effective memory clock of 6000 MHz (that’s 100MHz and 500 MHz more than non-GHz model respectively).

The last noticeable change in specification is power consumption. Strictly speaking, Tahiti XT2 is just an overclocked Tahiti XT, so it has a higher TDP. Therefore Gigabyte claims that this card requires at least 600W power supply.

Besides that new model is no different. It still features WindForce 3X cooling solution along with ultra durable components. There is also an updated OC GURU II overclocking tool for this card.


GV-R797OC-3GD

GV-R797TO-3GD

 
Chipset
Radeon HD 7970
Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
Core Clock
1000 MHz
1100 Mhz
Memory Clock
5500 MHz
6000 MHz
Process Technology
28 nm
28 nm
Memory Size
3072 MB
3 GB
Memory Bus
384 bit
384 bit
Card Bus
PCI-E 3.0
PCI-E 3.0
Memory Type
GDDR5
GDDR5
DirectX
11
11
OpenGL
4.2
4.2
PCB Form
ATX
ATX
I/O
HDMI * 1

DVI-I * 1

Mini DisplayPort *2

HDMI * 1

DVI-I * 1

Mini DisplayPort * 2

Digital max resolution
2560 x 1600
2560 x 1600
Analog max resolution
2048 x 1536
2048 x 1536
Multi-view
4
4
Card size
H=38 mm, L=285 mm, W=126 mm
H= 38mm, L=285 mm, W=126 mm
Power requirement
550 W
600 W
 



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