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Old June 21, 2012, 08:59 PM
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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.

Read more here: AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB GHz Edition Review
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Old June 21, 2012, 09:34 PM
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Good effort but the outcome was expected... interested to see how their "boost" tech spans out though
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Disappointed.
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Old June 22, 2012, 05:17 AM
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I think it's a great showing. They increased performance over the stock 7970 by 10%. That's no small feat!
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Why couldn't they have released this card to begin with....
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Why couldn't they have released this card to begin with....
Because it consumed more power apparently
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Old June 22, 2012, 10:23 AM
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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.

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.
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Actually I think these results are quite good. Nice review.
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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.
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Old June 22, 2012, 10:36 PM
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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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