AMD Radeon HD 7970 redefines video card performance

by Rafael Hernandez on December 22, 2011 · 0 comments

AMD Radeon HD 7970 video card image

AMD’s Radeon HD 7970 marks the company’s first new GPU architecture change in almost two years so you can bet they’ve put in quite a bit of work into the design. The “Tahiti” cored video card sports 2048 stream processors, which is a hefty bump from the 1536 cores the Radeon HD 6970 trotted around with, while coming in with a 384-bit memory controller that brings along some nice side effects such as 3GB of total memory and 264GB/sec of bandwidth for those extremely graphically intense scenes.

The obvious gaming graphics improvements are there but their focus on GPGPU performance, PCIe 3.0 support, and lower power consumption will make this a tough card to beat once you can get your hands on one.

AMD Radeon HD 7970 Review: 28nm And Graphics Core Next, Together As One @ AnandTech

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