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titleNow that we have had a chance to take a look at a reference design HD 7970 and see how dominating one can be I am excited to take a look at XFX’s new Black Edition Overclocked R7970. Unlike most of the other manufactures their version is both overclocked and equipped with their Double Dissipation cooling solution, a heatsink that has to be one of the sexiest coolers on the market. We know how the stock card performs, but how will it perform with a 1000Mhz clock speed and a badass cooler? Let’s find out!

 

Product Name: XFX R7970 DD Black Edition Overclocked

Review Sample Provided by: XFX

Review by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes

 


Specifications

Processor & Bus

Chipset version:

ATI Radeon HD 7970

GPU Clock:

1000 MHz

Memory

Memory Bus:

384 bit

Memory Clock:

5.7 GHz

Memory Size:

3 GB

Memory Type:

DDR5

Feature Technologies

AMD Eyefinity Technology:

Y

AMD HD3D Technology:

Y

Other Features

AMD - CrossFire ready:

Y

Display Output

HDMI Ready:

1.4a

Max Supported Resolution (ANALOG):

2048 x 1536

Max Supported Resolution (DIGITAL):

2560 x 1600

Output - DL-DVI-I:

1

Output - HDMI:

1

Output - mini DP:

2

Dual link Support:

Y

Display Port ready:

1.2

Physical

Card Dimension (cm):

27.5 x 11.12 x 3.81

Card Dimension (inch):

10.8 x 4.4 x 1.5

Card Profile:

Dual

Package Dimensions (cm):

16 x 32.1 x 9.8

Package Dimensions (inch):

12.6 x 6.3 x 3.9

Package Weight (Kg):

1.47 est.

Package Weight (lb):

3.24 est.

Thermal Solution:

HD7970 MBA Ghost Dual fan fansink

Thermal Type:

Dual slot

Includes

Promotional Bundles:

PSU Cross Marketing Insert

Quick Installation Guide:

1

XFX Serial Number Door Hanger :

1

XFX BE badge:

1

Installation CD with Multi-Language User Guide:

1

Cross Fire Bridge:

1

Driver CD Installation Guide:

1

Requirements

External Power - 6-Pins:

1

External Power - 8-Pins:

1

Minimum Power Supply Requirement:

500 watt

XFX Recommended Power Supply:

XFX 650W PSU


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garfi3ld's Avatar
garfi3ld replied the topic: #22232 19 Jan 2012 22:53
One SEXY card!
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Wingless92 replied the topic: #22233 19 Jan 2012 23:02
Seeing this card in person makes a world of difference. It is one sexy card.

Still pissed that AMD doesn't offer a backplate on their 7900 series of cards though. That is the side that most gamer's look at. Being in a normal case.

I would like to see some Crossfire numbers, I know that AMD has been lacking in their drivers for two cards for some time now. They have said that it's going to get better but when? People are buying 2 7970's are having scaling issues. I hope AMD gets it figured out and fast. Nvidia needs some good competition and the 7970 is that card.

For instance 1 7970, 1920x1080 Dirt 3 60fps, 2 cards 112fps. 1 card at 2650x1600, 37fps, 2 cards 40fps. Heard that over at PCper. Weird issue. Cards "can" scale really well in some instances! But in others they fall flat on their face.
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garfi3ld replied the topic: #22234 19 Jan 2012 23:07
I actually had crossfire benchmarks done before i left for CES but I'm going to retest with a more up to date driver. We didn't have scaling issues but once I was finished with the last benchmark the entire rig shutdown. After talking with AMD they think it was a driver issue.
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Wingless92 replied the topic: #22236 19 Jan 2012 23:09
Cool.

How about Quad Crossfire? lol

MAKE IT HAPPEN WES!!!!!

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