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VisionTek Radeon 7970 3 GB DDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Cards (900491)

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  • AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology. Support up to 4 Displays
  • Get amazing EyeDefinition graphics with DirectX 11 technology
  • Shader Model 5.0 and AMD App Acceleration2
  • AMD CrossFire multi-GPU technology5 - Dual, triple or quad-GPU scaling
  • DisplayPort 1.2 Max resolution: 4096x2160 per display Multi-Stream Transport
  • 3GHz HDMI 1.4a with Stereoscopic 3D Frame Packing Format, Deep Color, xvYCC wide gamut support, and high bit-rate audio
  • Output protected high bit rate 7.1 channel surround sound over HDMI with no additional cables required
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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Product Description

The AMD Radeon HD 7970 graphics processor harnesses the visionary GCN Architecture. As the world's first 28nm GPU, this chip is primed to enable astonishing performance and breathtaking image quality, making it the only solution for gamers who expect the best. Performance rules for the NO-COMPROMISE GAMER, who desires technology that enables an incredible gaming experience on the latest and most demanding titles. The NO-COMPROMISE GAMER has a specific purpose in mind for his PC use: advanced 3D gaming, which requires high-end discrete (premium) graphics for the fastest performance and highest visual quality in the latest and most demanding games. NO-COMPROMISE GAMERS have an exceptional understanding of technology and will also use their PCs for other activities, primarily encode/decode/transcode of HD video content. AMD Eyefinity is here to deliver the unfair advantage you deserve. With new modes and features, like 5x1 landscape, stereo 3D and universal bezel compensation, the world's best multi-display gaming technology just got better. Play the most demanding DirectX 11-capable games in true-Eye-Definition‖ with the AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series graphics. A new and advanced DirectX 11-capable architecture with scalable geometry processing enables flawless graphics and unbelievable frame rates for the ultimate HD gaming experience. For more information visit visiontek.com

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From the Manufacturer

The VisionTek Radeon™ HD 7970 graphics processor harnesses the visionary GCN Architecture. As the world's first 28nm GPU, this chip is primed to enable astonishing performance and breathtaking image quality, making it the only solution for gamers who expect the best. Performance rules for the NO-COMPROMISE GAMER, who desires technology that enables an incredible gaming experience on the latest and most demanding titles. The NO-COMPROMISE GAMER has a specific purpose in mind for his PC use: advanced 3D gaming, which requires high-end discrete (premium) graphics for the fastest performance and highest visual quality in the latest and most demanding games. NO-COMPROMISE GAMERS have an exceptional understanding of technology and will also use their PCs for other activities, primarily encode/decode/transcode of HD video content.

VisionTek Radeon HD 7870 GPU Feature Summary

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VisionTek 7970 3GB Display Connectors
  • PCI Express 3.0 x16 bus interface
  • DirectX® 11-capable graphics
  • 9th generation programmable hardware tessellation units
  • Shader Model 5.0
  • DirectCompute 11
  • Accelerated multi-threading
  • HDR texture compression
  • OpenGL 4.2 support
  • Image quality enhancement technology
  • Up to 24x multi-sample and super-sample anti-aliasing modes adaptive anti-aliasing
  • Morphological Anti-Aliasing (MLAA)
  • DirectX® 10/11 Super-Sample Anti-Aliasing (SSAA)
  • 16x angle independent anisotropic texture filtering
  • 128-bit floating point HDR rendering
  • AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology
  • Display grouping
  • Combine multiple displays to behave like a single large display
  • AMD App Acceleration
  • OpenCL 1.2 Support
  • Microsoft C++ AMP
  • DirectCompute 11
  • Double Precision Floating Point
  • AMD HD Media Accelerator
  • AMD CrossFire™ multi-GPU technology
  • Dual, triple or quad-GPU scaling
  • DisplayPort 1.2 Max resolution: 4096x2160 per display Multi-Stream Transport
  • 3GHz HDMI 1.4a with Stereoscopic 3D Frame Packing Format, Deep Color, xvYCC wide gamut support, and high bit-rate audio
  • Integrated HD audio controller
  • Output protected high bit rate 7.1 channel surround sound over HDMI with no additional cables required
  • Supports AC-3, AAC, Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio formats

Package Dimensions

  • 13.6" x 2.7" x 5.2"

Product Warranty

  • Limited Lifetime Warranty (Registration Required)

System Requirements

  • PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard
  • 500W power supply with one 150W 8-pin PCI Express connector and one 75W 6-pin PCI Express connector
  • Minimum 1GB of system memory
  • Installation software requires CD-ROM drive
  • DVD playback requires DVD drive
  • Blu-ray™ playback requires Blu-ray drive

Supported Configurations

  • Dual link DVI-I
  • HDMI video and audio connector
  • Single VGA (adapter required – included)
  • Two mini Display Port

Product Information

Technical Details

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Screen Resolution 4096 x 2160 pixels
Graphics Coprocessor Radeon HD 7970
Chipset Brand AMD
Graphics Card Ram Size 3 GB
Brand Name VisionTek
Item model number 900491
Operating System Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Item Weight 3 pounds
Product Dimensions 13.6 x 5.2 x 2.7 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 13.6 x 5.2 x 2.7 inches

Additional Information

ASIN B006V6RHVM
Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #2,176 in Computers & Accessories > Computer Components > Graphics Cards
Shipping Weight 3.5 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available January 9, 2012

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By Albert Chen on January 31, 2012
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First, the items included in the box:
Two MOLEX 4 pin to PCI-E connector converters. One for 6-pin and one for 8-pin.
One HDMI to DVI converter.
One miniDP to DVI converter.
One DVI to VGA converter.
One CrossFire cable.
Also included is a driver CD and an essentially useless Quick Installation guide. Basically everything you need is in the box.

When I first installed the card, I attempted to just use the latest version of Catalyst from AMD's "Desktop Video Card Drivers" section on their website. Oddly enough it didn't work, as the 7970 was not detected. I ended up using their auto detect and install program and that installed the drivers correctly.

This card from VisionTek is entirely reference design with stock 7970 clock frequencies. It replaced my previous pair of Geforce 280 GTX, and so far it definitely runs cooler than those cards (about 75 degrees C underload while my 280s were much higher). The 7970 correctly lowers its clock frequency from 925 mhz to 350 mhz when it is idling, which is something that the nvidia cards refused to do when they are connected to multiple monitors (this is a known nvidia driver issue). In addition, for people who may be interested in using this card for HTPC purposes, you'll be glad to know that this card correctly sends out a 0-255 signal when connected to a HDTV. In comparison, nvidia cards will automatically default to 16-235 level when they are connected to HDTVs despite many complaints on this matter.

As far as performance goes, if you are reading this review, you probably have an idea of it already. It's much faster than my previous 280 SLI setup and performs as expected. I've yet to run into any problems and I don't expect to.
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I've had this card for several months now and at first I was very disappointed, but after much trial and error and many driver updates this card has turned out to be a great purchase. It drives my Eyefinity setup with ease in most games and that's all I can really ask for.
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I'm in no position to give a rating to this other than to say that it's not too noisy and I can run "Skyrim" at the "Ultra" settings.

It's big, heavy, long, and requires a good power supply. But, of course, you know all that or you wouldn't be considering spending this much money on a video card!
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This card is great. Very high powered. I thought it was a Ghz edition but was mistaken. (My fault).

--Edit 5/3/2013: I have lowered the rating by one star because there seems to be a cable that is clipping the fan and it is created a really annoying sound. Also the card seems to get very hot very easily (most likely due to this cable that is clipping the fan/slowing it down). I dont want to take it apart to try to address the issue because it will Void the warranty.

--Edit 8/3/2013: The card's fan seems to have died. Will try to use the RMA process and let you all know how it goes.
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I'm an Amd fan, I upgraded from 2x 6950's to 2x 7970. VisionTek is a great company, was lacking some cables in the boxes I got. Contacted them and with in 2 weeks I had what I was missing.
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High performance graphics without driver complications at a reasonable price for this high end 3rd gen card. New 3.0 specification pcie bus for this one, the latest.
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