The newly arrived ASUS HD7970-DC2-3GD5 ships with efficient and powerful 28nm GPUs and 3GB GDDR5. Even though it ships from Asus with stock GPU and Ram timing, enthusiasts know Asus always leaves something on the table to explore.
To fully harness the new GPU technology, HD7970-DC2-3GD5 comes with ASUS-exclusive DirectCU II fansink and six flattened copper heat-pipes directly contacting the GPU. The 20% larger dissipation area not only makes this card 20% cooler, but also leads 14dB quieter operation than the reference card.
ASUS HD7970-DC2-3GD5 is also built with DIGI+ VRM and 12-phase Super Alloy Power technology for precise digital delivery and enhanced durability. In addition, proprietary VGA Hotwire allows users to alter voltages directly on a hardware level, resulting in more precise modification. GPU Tweak utility helps users modify and tune clock speeds, voltages, and fan performance via an intuitive interface.
For the ultimate immersive gaming experience, HD7970-DC2-3GD5 supports dual DVI and four DisplayPort connectors to drive up to six screens with AMD Eyefinity™ 6 – achieving HD/ 4K resolution with no additional adapters.
If the GPU is the heart of a graphics card, then the cooling device would be its lungs. Without it, the graphics card would not be able to "breath" smoothly, causing it to break down or even cause the entire system to fail.
For ultimate cooling, ASUS DirectCU thermal technology developed the ideal heat banishing copper in exclusively designed heat pipes for direct and fast heat dissipation.
Proprietary VGA hotwire allows you to plug and solder wires on the card's voltage regulators and accurately read and control Vcore, Vmem, and PLL voltages from ASS ROG Motherboards on a hardware level.
Top Overclockers can use the most accurate voltage data to climb past what used to be previous MHz milestones.
DIGI+ VRM with 12-Phase Super Alloy Power
Acclaimed DIGI+ VRM with 12-phase Super Alloy Power technology delivers precise digital power and enhanced durability for the highest possible stability while overclocking.
Gigantic 3GB GDDR5 Memory
Extremely Fast on-board memory for the best gaming experiences & the highest gaming textures and resolutions.
Powered by AMD Radeon™ HD 7970
The World's first 28nm GPU; runs faster, cooler and quieter than previous high end GPUs! Features the new GCN optimized graphics processing architecture for maximum performance.
The world's first 28mm GPUs are smaller, run faster, cooler and much more efficiently than previous high end GPUs of larger die sizes! Take advantage of this important new technology.
Delivers double the bandwidth per lane compared to older PCI Express Generation 2 video cards for faster GPU – CPU communication and reduced load times on new game levels.
AMD HD3D™ Technology
Optimize stereoscopic 3D gaming and movie-watching entertainment.
AMD CrossFireX™ Technology
Multi-GPU technology for extreme performance on extreme games.
AMD Eyefinity 2.0 Technology.
Extends your visual horizon across up to six displays1 for engaging gameplay and entertainment. It is easy to add more video cards to multiply your gaming performance, now or in the future.
DirectX® 11 Support
Bring new levels of visual realism to gaming on the PC and get top-notch performance. DirectX®11 looks more realistic, while providing higher frame rates!
Microsoft® Windows® 7 Compatible
Enables PC users to enjoy an advanced computing experience and do more with their Personal Computers. Expect higher reliability, stability and performance with Windows® 7.
Better Engineering Offers 15% Power Boost, 2.5 Times Longer Lifespan and 35° C Cooler Operation
The new, exclusive ASUS Super Alloy Power technology uses a special alloy formula which is highly-magnetic, heat-resistant and anti-corrosive. Delivering more stability and quieter operation compared to the reference design, – sought after by performance seekers.
15% Performance Boost
During overclocking, the Super Hybrid Engine acts as an intelligent controller to switch between high and low intensity power profiles in real time for 15% performance boost.
This makes sure your video card is ready and willing to play games when you are.
2.5X Longer Lifespan
Super Alloy Capacitor increases the card's lifespan to 150,000 hours which is 2.5 times longer than traditional capacitors.
Reliability is important, especially when video cards are often overclocked by users. Always expect the best from ASUS.
35° C Cooler Operations
Super Alloy components are reinforced with special alloy formula and manufactured under high temperature and pressure to deliver stable and noise-free operation.
ASUS never backs down from a challenge. They make serious hardware for die-hard overclockers who want to squeeze every ounce of performance out of their gear. This is enhanced even further with the all new and intuitive ASUS exclusive GPU Tweak utility - allowing you to monitor and optimize settings for ultimate performance on any graphics cards! Of course, ASUS graphics cards will come with more exclusive features.
|Chipset||AMD Radeon™ HD 7970 GPU|
|Texture Fill Rate||118.40 GTexels/sec|
|Pixel Fill Rate||29.60 GPixels/sec|
|Memory Clock||5500MHz (1375 MHz DDR5)|
|Memory Interface||384 bit|
|Memory Bandwidth||264.0 GB/sec|
|Bus Interface||PCI Express x16 3.0|
|CrossfireX Capable||Yes, use 2 or more matched CrossfireX Video Cards using a CrossFireX™ Bridge Cable|
|Cooling||Asus DirectCU II Triple slot cooler3|
|Maximum Resolution||VGA: 2048 x 1536, via VGA-to-DVI Adapter(included)
Dual Link DVI: 2560 x 1600 @ 60Hz
HDMI 1.4a: 1080p
Display Port: 2560 x 1600 @ 60Hz
|Maximum Display Support||6 Displays1|
|VGA||Yes, via VGA-to-DVI Adapter(included)|
|DVI||1 x Dual-Link DVI-D
1 x Single-Link DVI-I
|HDMI||1 x HDMI 1.4a with DVI to HDMI Adapter|
|DisplayPort||4 x DisplayPort|
|Video Out||HDMI 1.4a|
|Dimensions & Weight|
|Dimensions (LxWxH)||279mm x 130 x 53mm (11.0 x 5.1 x 2.1")|