The Club 3D Radeon™ HD 7970 is the first graphics cards using a 28nm GPU and supporting Direct3D 11.1 that will initially ship with Windows 8.
With 2048 stream processors and coupled with a 384 bit GDDR5 memory bus will provide 3.79TFLOPs of computing performance, representing no comprise for the active gamer, who desires technology that enables an incredible gaming experience on the latest and most demanding title.
The Club 3D Radeon™ HD 7970 graphics card comes standard at 925 MHz GPU clock speed with an overclocking headroom at 1 GHz and Beyond.
Eyefinity™ 2.0 technology features all-new support for Stereo 3D, universal bezel compensation and brand new display configurations which allows the user to configure custom resolutions and the ability to relocate the Windows task bar to an arbitrary screen.
DDMADIGITAL MULTI-POINT AUDIO (DDMA)
The next step in audio output from a graphics card. Traditionally video cards has been able to output audio through the HDMI port and audio has been restricted to to a single device, be it a monitor, HDTV or a receiver.
With DDMA now you can send audio to multiple devices via the DisplayPort combined with the HDMI.
Imagine a video conferencing where each attendee is mapped to a monitor and with DDMA set on each monitor speaker set.
GCNGraphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture and AMD App Acceleration
A revolutionary new architecture. Jump right into GPGPU applications today with Microsoft C++ AMP™ and OpenCL™ for spectacular performance with the GCN architecture. From video editors to Internet browsers, AMD App Acceleration™ is a supercharger for everyday applications. The Club 3D Radeon™ HD 7970 was engineered for the revolution in GPU compute.
AMD is introducing with the Southern Islands chipset their long idle power saving technology. Now the graphics card can turn off most of its functional units of the GPU, when they are unused, leaving only the PCI Express bus and other components active. This as a result, reduce the power consumption from 15W at idle to under 3W in long idle, a power level low enough that ZeroCore Power shuts off the fan as there is no heat generated further saving energy.
ZeroCore Power will put CrossFire™ grapics cards in ZCP when not in use.
AMD HD3D™ is a technology designed to enable stereoscopic 3D support in games, movies and/or photos. Additional hardware (e.g., 3D-enabled panels, 3D-enabled glasses/emitter, Blu-ray 3D drive) and/or software (e.g., Blu-ray 3D discs, 3D middleware, games) are required for the enablement of stereoscopic 3D. Not all features may be supported on all components or systems—check with your component or system manufacturer for specific model capabilities and supported technologies. AMD HD3D™ technology is enabled on AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 Series GPUs and above using Catalyst 12 or later.