|Screen Resolution||4096 x 2160|
|Max Screen Resolution||2560 x 1600|
|Memory Speed||5600 MHz|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Radeon HD 7970|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||3 GB|
ASUS HD7970 DirectCU II 1000MHz Overclocked GPU and GPU Tweak Graphics Cards HD7970-DC2T-3GD5
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- 1000MHz factory overclocked
- 20% cooler and 14dB quieter performance with ASUS exclusive DirectCU II thermal solution
- ASUS DIGI+ VRM technology with 12-phase Super Alloy Power for precise digital delivery and enhanced durability
- VGA Hotwire hardware overvolting and GPU Tweak software tuning
- One card drives up to six screens with AMD Eyefinity 6: four DisplayPorts and dual DVIs provided
- Microsoft DirectX 11 Support
- CrossFire X Support
- PCIe 3.0 delivers double bandwidth for faster GPU-CPU communication
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Top Customer Reviews
I am an avid gamer and just recently decided to start using a 2560 x 1440 monitor. I had been gaming at 1920 x 1080 for some time, but wanted the higher resolution. Going from FHD (1920x1080) to WQHD (2560x1440) is a very big step up in resolution, especially if you want to play with the settings all the way up on some of the newest DX11 games. I knew I'd need something that could handle that jump. I've also considered trying eyefinity 2.0 because they've made some great improvements like being able to use custom resolutions all the way up to 16k x 16k, as well as support for 5x1L and 5X1P, which is insane. With 3GB of VRAM as a buffer this card can handle higher resolutions with ease.
I play a wide variety of games, ranging from FPS to RPGs to RTS games.Read more ›
I ordered this card on February 16th and it shipped on March 19th. This is the longest I waited for a product, but it was worth it. Got it for the $579,- price, I'd rather wait than pay more for it. I upgraded from a ASUS HD 5870 v2 to the ASUS HD 7970 DC II and I really notice the difference.
The main reason I got this card was Eyefinity over 3 monitors with full display ports, lower noise and lower temperature. Factory overclock is fine because those people know what they are doing and I don't. When I overclock myself I get noise/temperature and stability issues, I don't want to waste my time getting everything just right. Eyefinity works on the 5870, but it's just not powerful enough to be a consistent performance.
Eyefinity runs idle @ 400 MHz on the 5870 and 500 MHZ on the 7970. On a 1 monitor system these cards would idle a lot lower clock, something around 157 MHz for the 5870, which would be reflected in lower idle temperature.
With the ASUS HD 5870, single monitor idles @ 42, small load 55C (web, youtube), gaming load 70C.
With the ASUS HD 5870, Eyefinity idles @ 60C, small load 60C (web, youtube), gaming load 72C.
With the ASUS HD 7970, Eyefinity idles @ 40C (wow), small load 50C (web, youtube), gaming load 60C (wow).
The HD 7970 is also much quieter than the old HD 5870, even at load my other system fans are louder.Read more ›
- Incredibly quiet
- Great Temperatures
- Looks great
- Eyefinity! (Sorry Nvidia, but pick up your game.)
- ... and it's tearing free! (due to the display outputs). The MSI Lightning being the only other 7970 capable of the same, however MSI's doesn't have Dual Link DVI.
- Overclocks very well - to a point.(mentioned below)
- Very few included additions, multiple adapters will need to be bought for many users.
- Cooler dumps hot air all through the case, from so many different directions it's really not able to be managed with intelligent fan placement.
- VRM's run HOT:
VRM temperature's are far too high, limiting overclocking ability. At stock clocks with a very high airflow case, the VRM's are getting to ~100 degrees Celsius with auto fan. With a small voltage bump (1112mV to 1175mV) and an overclock of 1200/6000 nearly 50% fan speed is needed merely to keep the VRM's cool enough to provide clean voltage (if lower fan speeds are used, the VRM's get to 105+ degrees and will inevitably crash). Stable overclocks of over 1250MHz core are stable until the VRM's heat up- even with 100% fan speed, a core voltage of 1250mV cannot be maintained even at stock clocks.
Overall, ASUS have made a very good card, and if you're not an overclocker, this card is a capable one at that. (1125/6000 runs rock solid at stock voltage) Having heard a reference 7970 and experienced first hand the tearing that occurs with any mixed-output monitor setup (or 3+ screens), I couldn't recommend this more.
However, it's overclocking is held back entirely by it's high VRM temperatures- I'm not quite sure what ASUS were thinking when they saw this and thought it was fine.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not sure if it's something to do with the card I have but my 7970 runs very hot. Peeking 82c before shutting it self down at it's factory fan curve spinning at 50 ish percent. Read morePublished on April 4, 2013 by Xardian
This card is amazing. It destroys everything I throw at it, and I plan to purchase a second as soon as its below $400. Read morePublished on July 1, 2012 by The Stig
I waited soo long for gtx 680 so i decided to purchase this card on feb 18 on amazon and it was back ordered, it took almost a month for my card to arrive. Read morePublished on April 2, 2012 by prodigy
All in all this bad boy can handle whatever you throw at it, haven't ran into any lag in any game with ultra settings. Read morePublished on March 22, 2012 by Jay
I haven't had any of the problems with this card that other people have so maybe i'm lucky or they're unlucky. This card has been great for me runs cool and quiet. Read morePublished on March 20, 2012 by dallison281