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PowerColor Vortex II cooler has become synonymous with PowerColor’s best graphics cards. You can find in on the company’s PCS+ series of factory overclocked graphics cards, which has recently been enriched with PCS+ HD 7970 Vortex II and PCS+ HD 7870 Vortex II cards. Our today’s guest is the faster card – PCS+ HD 7970 Vortex II.

In case you forgot, Radeon HD 7970 is AMD’s fastest single GPU graphics card. Its GPU is Tahiti XT, which packs 2048 stream processors. The reference version of HD 7970 cards comes with 3GB of GDDR5 memory, which is enough even for hard core gamers so PowerColor ran with that. However, the company still overclocked the memory from reference 1375MHz to 1425MHz.

Edited by zeddragon - 4/25/12 at 3:04am
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Looks gorgeous.
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Good, but no vrm cooling doh.gif
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Originally Posted by guitar_man_94 View Post

Good, but no vrm cooling doh.gif

that's so stupid since we are talking about end-of-the-line products. But PC were always cheap..., but then again it is stupid to be cheap with high-end...

And back-plate does not touch the card
Edited by Ha-Nocri - 4/25/12 at 3:28am
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That looks very pretty. I wish they did Nvidia too...
     
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Gorgeous looking cards.
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That is the sexiest video card I've seen in 6 months. I wish that was a GTX 680 I'd have held off for that model.
    
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Originally Posted by guitar_man_94 View Post

Good, but no vrm cooling doh.gif

That point would make it NO good. The second (back) fan is a waste of space and energy. Maybe that is vrm cooling, oh wait NO its not.
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