HD 7970

October 9th, 2013

Will it Crossfire? R9 280X & HD 7970 Scaling

With the R9 280X using a Tahiti XT core, many have been wondering whether or not it could used in Crossfire with an older HD 7970.  In this quick article, we find out and come up with some surprising results.

April 11th, 2013

AMD Expands Never Settle Bundle; Free Game for Existing Customers

AMD has announced the addition of Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon into their current Never Settle gaming bundle and is offering it to current Radeon graphics card owners.  With its numerous included games pushing up the sales of AMD’s HD 7000-series graphics cards, the Never Settle program has arguably been a wild success.  Since it [...]

January 21st, 2013

HIS HD 7970 IceQ X² & HD 7950 IceQ X² Review

HIS’s IceQ X² heatsink design is billed as one of the best around and it has now been paired up with AMD’s HD 7970 GHz Edition and HD 7950 Boost.  They’ve done this without adding a huge premium onto these cards which results in an excellent price / performance ratio, particularly when overclocking is involved.

October 18th, 2012

Gigabyte HD 7970 Super Overclock Review

The Gigabyte HD 7970 Super Overclock will likely prompt heated debates, not for performance but rather due to the heatsink Gigabyte is using.  In the place of their well known coolers, a new WindForce -dubbed the “5X”- has been designed and it uses five tiny, rather loud fans to pull air through a triple slot [...]

April 15th, 2012

AMD Confirms Price Drop on HD 7970, HD 7950 & HD 7770, Adds “3 For Free” Game Promo

Confirming rumours reported by Hardware Canucks last week, AMD has officially announced lower prices for their HD 7970, HD 7950 and HD 7770.  They’ve also added new new game promotion which adds three free titles alongside a DLC.   The graphics card price wars are finally here folks.  AMD has now finally announced price cuts to [...]

April 12th, 2012

Breaking News: AMD HD 7970 Price Drop Incoming

After weeks of dealing with a retail price that put the HD 7970 in a no-win position against the GTX 680, it looks like AMD will finally cut their flagship card’s price.   Last month, Hardware Canucks reported that AMD was sticking to their guns by retaining the HD 7970′s SRP at $549 regardless of NVIDIA’s higher [...]

March 28th, 2012

HD 7970 Price Cuts? Don’t Count on it.

When the GTX 680 was released last week at $499, many thought that AMD would trim a few bucks off of the HD 7970.  Cuts to its $549 price tag yet haven’t happened and if what we hear is true don’t expect any movement on that front — at least not yet. Before NVIDIA introduced [...]

February 6th, 2012

XFX HD 7970 3GB Black Edition Double Dissipation Review

The HD 7970 3GB is currently the highest performing graphics card on the market and AMD’s board partners have been quick to take advantage of its willingness to overclock.  XFX’s Black Edition Double Dissipation not only incorporates higher core and memory frequencies along with a lifetime warranty but also uses a custom heatsink for a [...]

January 8th, 2012

Gigabyte to Introduce HD 7970 Windforce 3x, Clocked to 1GHz.

The HD 7970 may have first been introduced a few weeks ago but details about board partners’ products has been slim to none.  Gigabyte is actually the first to show us the first images and specifications of their upcoming card.   Called the HD 7970 Windforce 3x OC, this card uses a custom heatsink and [...]

January 8th, 2012

XFX Shows off their HD 7970 Lineup

Today is the day when most HD 7970 cards will become available but XFX has given us a glimpse at their full top to bottom HD 7970 lineup which includes overclocked, custom cooled products as well.   Many of the AMD’s board partners will initially only be introducing reference clocked versions of the HD 7970 [...]