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SKYMTL June 21, 2012 08:59 PM

AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition Review Comment Thread
Not willing to be outdone by NVIDIA, AMD is upping the ante with their new HD 7970 GHz Edition, a graphics card that's supposed to regain the performance crown and ultimately beat the GTX 680 clean. That's a tall order to accomplish but with a 1GHz clock speed, a Boost feature and 6GHz memory modules, this new product may just have what it takes.

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BigPhatPaulie June 21, 2012 09:34 PM

Good effort but the outcome was expected... interested to see how their "boost" tech spans out though

GT7R June 22, 2012 02:01 AM


great_big_abyss June 22, 2012 05:17 AM

I think it's a great showing. They increased performance over the stock 7970 by 10%. That's no small feat!

dandelioneater June 22, 2012 08:08 AM

Why couldn't they have released this card to begin with....

BigPhatPaulie June 22, 2012 09:25 AM


Originally Posted by dandelioneater (Post 636737)
Why couldn't they have released this card to begin with....

Because it consumed more power apparently

wirerogue June 22, 2012 10:23 AM

i think it is great that amd and nvidia are battling it out like this. competition like this is great. ultimately, the end user is the winner in this arena. :clap:

it's too bad amd can't compete in the cpu arena with intel. it appears to me that intel may be trying to tame their processors because they have such a performance lead. how else can you explain such a small performance increase in ivy bridge and the change to a less effective tim. :blarg:

Bond007 June 22, 2012 02:39 PM

Actually I think these results are quite good. Nice review.

JJThomp June 22, 2012 09:40 PM

well AMD came back pretty well with this one... however im feeling like availability will be an issue. Also is probably too little too late.

Galcobar June 22, 2012 10:36 PM

Interesting -- now that AMD has its own version of a self-overclocking card, it makes me wonder about a more direct comparison between the software each company uses. And of course whether it could be compatible -- not officially, of course -- with prior cards using identical hardware. Given that 7970 cards have dual BIOSes and therefore should be able to avoid warranty violations, I wonder how long it will be before someone tries.

Side note, an incorrect word choice which seems to crop up ever more frequently online; page 21, fourth paragraph, second sentence.
"Efficiency has been improved but it still looses out ..." -- loses. One looses (relaxes) one's grip, one loses (fails to win) a competition.

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