The AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition has been eagerly expected because rumors of the accelerated version started to circulate right after the regular Radeon HD 7970 was announced and its Tahiti GPU was found to have high overclocking potential. The delay with the introduction of the GHz Edition, which came out after its main opponent Nvidia GeForce GTX 680, must have been due not only to some manufacturing issues with the new 28nm tech process but also to AMD’s desire to time it to a price cut for the entire graphics card series. The Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition costs $499, which is $50 cheaper than the recommended price of the Radeon HD 7970 when the latter came out half a year ago. The regular HD 7970, in its turn, is priced at $429 now.
In this review we want to take a closer look at the new graphics card and see if it can claim to be the fastest single-GPU solution available now.
We summed up all the technical specifications of the AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition in the table below. For the convenience of comparison we are putting them side by side with the specs of AMD Radeon HD 7970 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680: