AMD’s Tahiti GPUs from the Southern Islands family were announced about a year and a half ago, but AMD seems to be in no hurry with new releases. Well, it doesn’t have to, actually, because AMD-based products look competitive against their Nvidia-based counterparts in every price segment. So, AMD partners have nothing left to do but polish off their solutions and offer something special like the recently released ASUS ROG Matrix 7970. Designed for extreme overclockers and stuffed with various technologies, it is in fact the fastest Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition available right now. We’ll check out its features and benchmark its performance in our today’s review.
The technical specifications of ASUS ROG MATRIX 7970 are listed in the following table in comparison with those of the AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680: