File-It-Under: Graphic hardware By: D.F.Skinner!~
It's been a minute since I've talked about graphic cards,in fact I don't think I have profiled a graphic card since the Summer.This one particular graphic card has gotten my attention,HotHardware profiled this graphic card with a full review and I'm amazed at the specs and features,that graphic card is the ASUS Matrix Radeon HD 7970.Two word describes this the ASUS Matrix Radeon HD 7970,and that's RAW POWER. This graphic card come fully stocked with some high powered hardware,starting with 3GB of GDDR5 memory,that's a full 3GB's of RAM on a graphic card which will free up workload from your system RAM,it has 1100 MHz of GPU Boost clock and 1050 MHz of GPU Base clock,this means the graphic cards processor increases its speed base on needs which leads to power consumption,it has 6600 MHz of memory,a 384-bit memory interface.The ASUS Matrix has a Max D-Sub resolution at an amazing 2048 x 1536, a DVI Resolution that caps out at 2560 x 1600.
Like most high end graphic cards,the ASUS Matrix 7970 has the standard DVI,HDMI and Display ports (1 x DVI 1x HDMI port and 4 Display ports).Graphic cards like this demand quite a bit of power so its not shocking that it needs up to an additional 300 watts,with a required 8-pin PCIe power.Its accessories includes 1-Crossfire cable, 1-Power cable and 1-DVI to HDMI adapter with a added ASUS utility and driver software,there is also a GPU tweak software.
This graphic card is strictly for power users who have applications that demands high powered hardware or if plan on running graphic intense gaming,oh, about that price,ASUS wants $535 from your wallet.For a full in depth review go onto HotHardware.com .
Update!: Forgot to mention that there's a colored LED load indicator that changes colors based on the GPU's workload,also forgot to mention that the ASUS Matrix is a 28nm GPU for efficient power consumption.
Credit Source: " HotHardware and ASUS"