Featured Articles

Apple announces its Apple Watch

Apple announces its Apple Watch

Apple has finally unveiled its eagerly awaited smartwatch and surprisingly it has dropped the "i" from the brand, calling it simply…

More...
Skylake 14nm announced

Skylake 14nm announced

Kirk B. Skaugen, Senior Vice President General Manager, PC Client Group has showcased Skylake, Intel’s second generation 14nm architecture.

More...
Apple officially announces 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus

Apple officially announces 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus

The day has finally come and it appears that most rumors were actually spot on as Apple has now officially unveiled…

More...
CEO: Intel on target for 40m tablets

CEO: Intel on target for 40m tablets

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich just kicked off the IDF 2014 keynote and it started with a phone avatar, some Katy Perry…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Thursday, 15 March 2012 22:14

Sapphire launches HD 7970 Dual-X OC Edition

Written by Slobodan Simic

sapphire-logo

Factory overclocked with Dual-X cooler


Sapphire has released a new HD 7970 card that will be a part of its OC Edition series and use Sapphire's in-house Dual-X cooler.

The new Sapphire HD 7970 OC Edition is based on AMD's 28nm GCN architecture Tahiti XT GPU and features 32 GCN Compute Units for a total of 2048 stream processors. The card works at factory overclocked 950MHz for the GPU and 1425MHz (5.7GHz effective) for 3GB of GDDR5 memory paired up with a 384-bit memory interface.

The Sapphire HD 7970 Dual-X OC Edition also features a Dual BIOS switch that gets the card to even higher 1GHz GPU and 1450MHz (5.8GHz effective) for memory. The second setting on the Dual BIOS switch turns on a more agressive fan profile and also raises the maximum overclocking limit.

The custom Dual-X cooler takes up two slots and features a large aluminum heatsink connected to the copper GPU block via five thick copper heatpipes. The heatsink is cooled by two, rather large fans.

As it was the case with all Radeon HD 7970 cards, this one also needs one 6-pin and one 8-pin PCI-Express power connector and features one DVI, HDMI and two mini-DisplayPort outputs.

The new Sapphire HD 7970 Dual-X OC Edition has already been reviewed over at Tweaktown.com.

 sapphire hd7970dualxoc 1

sapphire hd7970dualxoc 2

sapphire hd7970dualxoc 3

Last modified on Thursday, 15 March 2012 22:37
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments