The Club 3D Radeon™ HD 7970 is the first graphics card of the HD 7970 series and using a 28nm GPU and supporting Direct3D 11.1 that will initially ship with Windows 8.
With 2048 stream processors and coupled with a 384 bit GDDR5 memory bus will provide 3.79TFLOPs of computing performance, representing no comprise for the active gamer, who desires technology that enables an incredible gaming experience on the latest and most demanding title.
The Club 3D Radeon™ HD 7970 graphics card comes standard at 925 MHz GPU clock speed with an overclocking headroom at 1 GHz and Beyond.
Eyefinity™ 2.0 technology features all-new support for Stereo 3D, universal bezel compensation and brand new display configurations which allows the user to configure custom resolutions and the ability to relocate the Windows task bar to an arbitrary screen.
DIGITAL MULTI-POINT AUDIO (DDMA)
The next step in audio output from a graphics card. Traditionally video cards has been able to output audio through the HDMI port and audio has been restricted to to a single device, be it a monitor, HDTV or a receiver.
With DDMA now you can send audio to multiple devices via the DisplayPort combined with the HDMI.
Imagine a video conferencing where each attendee is mapped to a monitor and with DDMA set on each monitor speaker set.
Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture and AMD App Acceleration
A revolutionary new architecture. Jump right into GPGPU applications today with Microsoft C++ AMP™ and OpenCL™ for spectacular performance with the GCN architecture. From video editors to Internet browsers, AMD App Acceleration™ is a supercharger for everyday applications. The Club 3D Radeon™ HD 7970 was engineered for the revolution in GPU compute.
AMD is introducing with the Southern Islands chipset their long idle power saving technology. Now the graphics card can turn off most of its functional units of the GPU, when they are unused, leaving only the PCI Express bus and other components active. This as a result, reduce the power consumption from 15W at idle to under 3W in long idle, a power level low enough that ZeroCore Power shuts off the fan as there is no heat generated further saving energy.
ZeroCore Power will put CrossFire™ grapics cards in ZCP when not in use.
AMD HD3D™ is a technology designed to enable stereoscopic 3D support in games, movies and/or photos. Additional hardware (e.g., 3D-enabled panels, 3D-enabled glasses/emitter, Blu-ray 3D drive) and/or software (e.g., Blu-ray 3D discs, 3D middleware, games) are required for the enablement of stereoscopic 3D. Not all features may be supported on all components or systems—check with your component or system manufacturer for specific model capabilities and supported technologies. AMD HD3D™ technology is enabled on AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 Series GPUs and above using Catalyst 12 or later.
AMD POWERTUNE TECHNOLOGY
AMD HD 7000 Series App Acceleration
PCI EXPRESS 3.0
4 years after the introduction of PCI-E 2.0, the all new PCI-E 3.0 specification is now introduced. Providing 1GB/sec per lane bidirectional, which for a X16 device means 16 GB/sec, doubling 8 GB/sec on the previous generation.
FAST HDMI technology
With the introduction of the HD 6000 Series, HDMI 1.4a implementation allows the graphics card to enable Stereo 3D on HDTVs or monitor displays, this same feature is also found on the new HD 7970. Now with the introduction of HDMI support for 4K x 2K displays, the HD 7970 is now able to run 4K x 2K displays (max resolution 4096x3112) over HDMI along with being able to support 1080p Stereo 3D at 120fps (60Hz/eye), with the current standard set at 48fps (24Hz/eye).
Dual BIOS Toggle Switch
The Club 3D Radeon™ HD 7970 comes with a toggle switch.
This switch allows you to switch between two separate BIOS versions on your Club 3D Radeon™ HD 7970 graphics card.
Setting 1: unprotected
Setting 2: factory defaults
The graphics card comes standard at 925 MHz GPU clock speed with an overclocking headroom at 1GHz and Beyond
Quad AMD CrossFireX™ multi-GPU technology
AMD CrossFireX™ technology allows you to expand your system’s graphics capabilities. AMD CrossFireX™ technology is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform. Unlocking game-dominating power, AMD CrossFireX™ harnesses the power of two or more discrete graphics cards working in parallel to dramatically improve gaming performance. With Club 3D Radeon™ HD graphics cards ready for practically every budget and the flexibility to combine two, three or four GPUs, AMD CrossFireX™ is the perfect multi-GPU solution for those who demand the best.
21.6 Gbps bandwidth
This graphics card is optimized for AMD Eyefinity™ technology and supports the latest generation of display connectivity.
The graphics card features 2 Mini DisplayPort 1.2 outputs with 21.6 Gbps of bandwidth and high bit rate audio. Mini DisplayPort gives you the flexibility to "Daisy Chain" multiple monitors with a single output and also convert to any desired output. Please refer to Club 3D accessories website for more information.
Recommended adapters (active links)
Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cable CAC-1101
Mini DisplayPort to DVI-D Single-Link cable CAC-1100
Mini DisplayPort to Active DVI Single-Link Cable CAC-1152