Back on June 22
, AMD officially paper-launched
its new Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition in order to put more pressure on Nvidia's GTX 680 graphics card. Back then, we wrote that it is indeed a press launch
and that HD 7970 GHz Edition will not show its face in retail/e-tail until mid-July, if all goes well. Now it looks like all you need is a reference HD 7970 and a neat vBIOS hosted by Legitreviews.com and voila, you have your own HD 7970 GHz Edition.
The HD 7970 GHz Edition works at 1000MHz for the GPU and 1500MHz (6.0GHz effective) for memory with an addition of the new PowerTune Boost that allows the GPU to go up to 1050MHz within a certain power envelope. According to Legitreviews.com, it should work with all reference HD 7970 graphics cards. According to our info, PowerTune Boost should work, and should be available in CCC as well, if you are running on 12.7 beta drivers.
You can find the new vBIOS here