Over the past several weeks, AMD has been making a conscious effort to help its hardware partners work through any supply issues they may have been dealing with in regards to the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition graphics card. A company spokesman reached out to Maximum PC today to let us know those efforts have begun to "bear fruit," and indeed a quick peek at Newegg reveals one of the lowest prices we've seen for a 7970 GHz card.
Dual Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition GPUs under a single hood? Yes, please!
Having trouble with dropped framerates on your 30-inch monitor? That's not likely to be an issue with the Asus ROG Ares II, a limited edition graphics card that muscles through games with TWO Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition GPUs and 6GB of GDDR5 memory. That's a metric ton of pixel pushing power, and remarkably, the Ares II is a dual-slot graphics card, so it doesn't take up any more space than a high-end single-GPU card.
If you've been following the PC scene for awhile, you may recall Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) beating Intel to the punch (if only by a hair) in getting a 1GHz CPU (an Athlon "Thunderbird") into the hands of consumers back in 2000. Here we are more than a decade later and AMD's still talking up its 1GHz achievements, only this time those bragging rights are related ot its GPUs, the newest one being the just launched Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition graphics card built around the company's Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture.