AMD Radeon HD 7970: specs and benchmarks
AMD started Radeon HD 7970 sales 22 December 2011 at a recommended price of $549. This is GCN architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 3 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 1.38 GHz are supplied, and together with 384 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 264 GB / s.
Compatibility-wise, this is Dual-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 274 mm. One 6-pin and one 8-pin connectors are required, and power consumption is at 300 Watt.
It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 18.44 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile.