AMD Radeon HD 7970 X2 videocard review

Radeon HD 7970 X2 videocard released by AMD; release date: 31 August 2012. At the time of release, the videocard cost $899. The videocard is designed for desktop-computers and based on GCN 1.0 microarchitecture codenamed New Zealand.

Core clock speed - 925 MHz. Texture fill rate - 2x 118.4 GTexel / s billion / sec. Pipelines - 2x 2048. Floating-point performance - 2x 3,789 gflops. Manufacturing process technology - 28 nm. Transistors count - 4,313 million. Power consumption (TDP) - 500 Watt.

Memory type: GDDR5. Maximum RAM amount - 2x 3 GB. Memory bus width - 2x 384 Bit. Memory clock speed - 5500 MHz. Memory bandwidth - 2x 264.0 GB / s.

Benchmarks

CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
T-Rex
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
41.556 Frames/s
17.707 Frames/s
Name Value
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex 17.707 Frames/s

Specifications (specs)

Essentials

Architecture GCN 1.0
Code name New Zealand
Launch date 31 August 2012
Launch price (MSRP) $899
Place in performance rating 35
Type Desktop

Technical info

Core clock speed 925 MHz
Floating-point performance 2x 3,789 gflops
Manufacturing process technology 28 nm
Pipelines 2x 2048
Texture fill rate 2x 118.4 GTexel / s billion / sec
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 500 Watt
Transistor count 4,313 million

Video outputs and ports

Display Connectors 1x DVI, 4x mini-DisplayPort

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
Length 292 mm
Supplementary power connectors 3x 8-pin

API support

DirectX 12.0 (11_1)
OpenGL 4.5

Memory

Maximum RAM amount 2x 3 GB
Memory bandwidth 2x 264.0 GB / s
Memory bus width 2x 384 Bit
Memory clock speed 5500 MHz
Memory type GDDR5