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The AMD Radeon HD 7970 PCIE 3G GDDR5 Video Graphics Card from Diamond will blow you away with stunning 3D graphics, ultra fast processing power, and DirectX support. This 925MHz graphics card comes fully equipped with 3072MB of on board memory, a variety of ports, 28nm processing technology, 4.3 billion transistors, 2048 stream processors, and an on board fan to keep it all cool.
Avoid purchasing multiple graphics cards to enable multi-monitor support as the Radeon 7970 allows for multi-monitor support in one package via AMD Eyefinity Multi-Display Technology. AMD HD3D Technology provides an eye-catching 3D picture through a multi-monitor configuration. With AMD App Acceleration you can use the power of your GPU to improve the quality of your video, as well as speed up everyday tasks.
AMD Powerplay, Powertune, and Catalyst Technologies come together to provide the backbone for this powerhouse graphics card. AMD Powerplay allows you to take control of performance through power management technology, while AMD Powertune helps to optimize performance for TDP (thermal design power) constrained GPU's, and the AMD Catalyst technology utilizes the AMD Catalyst Control Center to provide a stable reliable experience.
PCI Express 3.0 x16 BUS Interface
PCI Express or, Peripheral Component Interconnect Express, is a computer expansion BUS standard designed to replace older BUS standards. Some of the improvements of the newer PCI Express interface include higher maximum system BUS throughput, lower I/O pin count resulting in a smaller physical footprint, and better performance-scaling for BUS devices.
DirectX 11.1 Capable Graphics
DirectX by Microsoft is a collection of application programming interfaces for handling tasks related to multimedia, especially game programming and video, on Microsoft platforms. DirectX 11.1 allows for increased performance, including features such as Direct2D, Direct3D, and DirectCompute, along with DirectXMath, XAudio2, and Slnput libraries from the XNA framework. DirectX 11.1 also features stereoscopic 3D support for gaming and video.
AMD Eyefinity Multi-Display Technology
Use a single RADEON HD7970 graphics cards for multi-monitor support. Supporting multiple independent display outputs simultaneously, AMD Eyefinity Technology delivers innovative graphics display capabilities enabling massive desktop workspaces and ultra-immersive visual environments for the ultimate panoramic computing experience.
AMD App Acceleration
With groundbreaking AMD App Acceleration you can
•Enjoy beautifully rich and clear video playback when streaming from the web
•Take in your favorite movies in stunning, stutter-free HD quality
•Run multiple applications smoothly at maximum speed
•Enjoy lightning fast game play and realistic physics effects
AMD HD3D Technology
AMD HD3D Technology is supported by an advanced open ecosystem that offers a variety of options for true 3D viewing. Gamers can benefit from ultra fast 3D rendering for even the most complex games. Professionals can utilize the 3D capabilities to provide 3D workstation graphics thus improving workflow while creating stunning 3D experiences in the process.
AMD Powerplay, Powertune, and Catalyst Technologies
AMD Powerplay helps to manage power efficiency and take control of performance through power management technology delivering high performance features when needed and conserving power when the demand on the graphics processor is low.
AMD Powertune allows for optimized performance for TDP constrained GPUs. Powertune technology helps deliver higher performance optimized to the thermal limits of the GPU by dynamically adjusting the clock during runtime based on an internally calculated GPU power assessment.
AMD Catalyst Technology utilizes the AMD Catalyst Control center to give you a stable, reliable experience allowing you to control every aspect of your GPU quickly and easily.
In the Box
Diamond AMD Radeon HD 7970 PCIE 3G GDDR5 Video Graphics Card
Quick Start Guide
CROSSFIRE Bridge Interconnect
Mini Display Port to Single Link DVI Active dongle
Operating System: Windows 7, Vista, XP, MCE
System CPU: Pentium Intel Duo, AMD X64 or higher
CPU Speed: 2.4 GHz or higher CPU
System Memory: 1024MB
Power Supply: 500W (or greater) power supply with one 150W 8-pin PCI Express power connector and one 75W 6-pin PCI Express power connector recommended Certified power supplies are recommended. Refer to http://support.amd.com/us/certified/power-supplies/Pages/listing.aspx for a list of Certified products
Hard Disk Space: 100MB
CD DVD: YES
BUS: PCI Express x16
Available Slot: DOUBLE
Monitor: Digital flat-panel (DFP) displays or DVI-I Compatible or digital CRT display or High-resolution VGA monitor or Display Port