Funny thing about the Radeon 7970; despite being a flagship graphics card, the reference model doesn't come clocked at 1GHz out of the box, even though the lower-priced 7770 and 7870 (and the GTX 680) do. Well, that's going to end soon: a new report says AMD is prepping a "GHz Edition" version of the Radeon 7970 to better compete with Nvidia's top-end beast.
Are you one of those cutting-edge gamers who snatched up a Radeon HD 7970 graphics card the day they hit the street? If so, AMD's sending a little "Thank you" gift your way in the form of the new 8.921.2 RC11 AMD Radeon HD 7900 driver, an update that adds DX10 and DX11 Super Sample Anti-Aliasing and Adaptive Anti-Aliasing to the Catalyst Control Center, ups performance for quite a few titles, and fixes bugs in yet a few more.
It’s not unusual to see factory-overclocked videocards ship with custom cooling solutions—a few months after the GPU launches. This time, XFX hits the ground running with their Radeon HD 7970 Black Edition. This is a factory-overclocked card with a custom cooling solution that aims to take the performance crown. Based on what we’ve seen to date, XFX has delivered the fastest single-GPU card on the planet.
It’s CES time! You know what that means: a ton of new, awesome looking tech is going to be unveiled this week, some of which will never actually see the light of day, and the things that actually end up launching won’t hit the streets for a while yet. Before we dive too deeply into the future, let’s take a look at something that’s actually in the here and now. Today, Radeon HD 7970 graphics cards actually started shipping. Early adopters rejoice!