AMD Radeon HD 7970 technical specs and benchmarks
AMD started Radeon HD 7970 sales 22 December 2011 at a recommended price of 549 USD. This is a GCN 1.0 architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 3072 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 2-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 274 mm. An additional 1 power connector 6-pin and 1 power connector 8-pin are required, and power consumption is at 300 Watt.
It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 24.96 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.