Sapphire is getting ready to launch an AMD Radeon HD 7970 graphics card with a massive 6GB frame buffer, which is twice as much as found on every other variant. The card was actually first seen at CeBIT earlier this year, but has now been picked up by a Russian website, stripped naked, and photographed from top to bottom. Sapphire has yet to announce a release a date or offer up any pricing information, but given the photo gallery, we suspect it will start shipping soon.
As displayed at OCLab.ru , The Sapphire HD 7970 Toxic sports a dual-fan cooler dressed in black with aggressive curves and lines, and a blue LED light on top for good measure. It's a mean looking card with "Vapor-X" written on the back and not much branding on the front. Connectivity options include two DVI ports, dual mini DisplayPorts, and HDMI.
Underneath the heatsink sit 24 GDDR5 memory chips, a dozen on each side of the PCB, for a total of 6GB of onboard memory. According to OCLab.ru , the Toxic edition graphics card boasts a 1150MHz GPU clockspeed and 1500MHz (6000MHz effective) memory clockspeed. It also features an 8+3 VRM with solid state chokes and two 8-pin power connectors.
You can take the visual tour here .
Image Credit: OCLab.ru