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In anticipation of the official launch, PowerColor has served up a fresh batch of pictures depicting its Radeon HD 7970 Vortex II Edition graphics card. Besides providing fresh photos, PowerColor has also confirmed that this new Tahiti-powered card will have its GPU set to 1100 MHz (up from the stock 925 MHz) and the 3 GB of on-board GDDR5 memory clocked at 5700 MHz (5500 MHz stock).

In addition to higher clocks, the HD7970 Vortex II features a dual-slot cooler with two fans (allowing for a little airflow adjustment) and three heatpipes, a backplate to speed up heat dissipation, 2048 Stream Processors, a 384-bit memory interface, a PCI Express 3.0 x16 bus interface, CrossFireX and Eyefinity support, and five display outputs (DVI x 2, HDMI x 1, mini DisplayPort x 2).

The HD7970 Vortex II Edition is expected to become available next month. Its price tag is still unknown.

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post #2 of 9
PowerColor makes some nice looking cards..
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Doesn't look too bad but I just wish they could have extended the shroud to the bracket, looks unfinished.

Strike that. Turns out pics may be of another model with a similar cooler. Either way it still looks half done.
Edited by blackbalt89 - 3/27/12 at 3:51pm
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post #4 of 9
Yay! More backplates!
Every company needs to start including these. I hate bare pcb.
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Why only one cf connector?
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Why only one cf connector?

im confused by that as in the Naked card pic it quite clearly has 2 but in the ones with the shroud it has only 1 O.o
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Why only one cf connector?

There are two...

EDIT: I see.
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Because the one with the 1 crossfire link is a 7870. Or a 6870. Theyre just showing us the cover and backplate and what it would look like.
It's not the actual 7970.
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Yay! More backplates!
Every company needs to start including these.
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