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When we saw glimpses of Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 Toxic 6 GB graphics card, we knew Sapphire was prioritizing on aesthetics a lot. That turns out to be the case, as the first pictures of this monstrosity reveal. The PCB and cooler are designed from scratch, by Sapphire. The PCB accommodates 6 GB of memory in 24 GDDR5 memory chips, 12 on each side. To power the factory-overclocked 28 nm "Tahiti" GPU and 24 GDDR5 7 GT/s memory chips takes some really strong VRM. Sapphire implemented an 8+3 phase power supply, that makes use of solid-state chokes (don't whine under stress), and International Rectifier DirectFETs. The VRM draws power from two 8-pin PCIe power connectors.

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When we saw glimpses of Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 Toxic 6 GB graphics card, we knew Sapphire was prioritizing on aesthetics a lot. That turns out to be the case, as the first pictures of this monstrosity reveal. The PCB and cooler are designed from scratch, by Sapphire. The PCB accommodates 6 GB of memory in 24 GDDR5 memory chips, 12 on each side. To power the factory-overclocked 28 nm "Tahiti" GPU and 24 GDDR5 7 GT/s memory chips takes some really strong VRM. Sapphire implemented an 8+3 phase power supply, that makes use of solid-state chokes (don't whine under stress), and International Rectifier DirectFETs. The VRM draws power from two 8-pin PCIe power connectors.
http://www.techpowerup.com/163516/Sapphire-Radeon-HD-7970-Toxic-6-GB-Detailed.html

Dual BIOS at 1300mhz stock speed?

Dang.
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It says 1150mhz stock, not 1300Mhz.
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biggrin.gif Yay!

Can this card even handle 6GB worth of transfer (crossfire or trifire?)
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It says 1150mhz stock, not 1300Mhz.

Wrong. BIOS 1 is 1150, BIOS 2 is 1300.
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I want. Please send me one to have, I mean benchmark with.
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Holy cow! Looks like they're running out of space on that PCB for components... I foresee someday in the future some aftermarket GPU's being like an add-on motherboard. Looks awesome though!
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Anyone else find that 3dm11 score a bit off? ( a bit higher than it should )
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