Live Review Recap: AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 22, 2012 - 11:43 PM |
Tagged: amd, radeon, HD 7970, hd 7970 ghz edition, 7970, 7970 ghz edition, video, live review

A PC Perspective Live Review Recap is a recorded version of a previously live streamed event from http://pcper.com/live.  If you couldn't make the original air time, or simply want to re-watch, the on-demand version is provided below!

On the day of the release of AMD's latest flagship graphics card, the Radeon HD 7970 3GB GHz Edition, Evan Groenke (Desktop Graphics Product Manager) stopped by the PC Perspective offices to sit with us and talk about the new GPU.  In the live event we went over the company's stance and mindset with the release, the new boost capability that the card integrates, performance from our review and even some questions and answers with some giveaways.

I really want to thank AMD and Evan for stopping by and chatting with us and our readers.  Be sure you keep checking back at http://pcper.com/live for more live events you can be a part of!

 

June 23, 2012 | 06:19 AM - Posted by Prodeous (not verified)

Well, nice review, just few audio issues at the beginning.

Still, as for the product. Like the performance, really really dislike the power consumption :( I was hoping it was at the same or lower then the stock 7970.

Now the big question is how will Nvidia respond.

Finally. I'm really happy that competition is ramping up in the GPU side.

June 24, 2012 | 10:17 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

at about 44 minutes in he says 4.3 billion teraflops. lol i wish. how long will it be until we can get 4.3 billion trillion fLOPS.......

June 25, 2012 | 05:04 AM - Posted by Tim Verry

4.3 billion single precision TFLOPS

June 25, 2012 | 09:16 AM - Posted by Anonymous2 (not verified)

No the first poster was correct. It's 4.3 TFLOPs or 4.3 trillion FLOPs. It would be 4,300 billion FLOPs.(GigaFLOPs)

■4.3 TFLOPS Single Precision compute power
■1.01 TFLOPS Double Precision compute power

4.3 billion TFLOPs would be 4.3 zettaFLOPs if I counted correctly.

June 25, 2012 | 04:28 PM - Posted by Tim Verry

Ohhh haha, I see what he was saying now! Totally misread it before ;). Yeah, now /that/ would be impressive! :D

June 26, 2012 | 01:01 AM - Posted by JRod (not verified)

Maybe the 7990 was being put on hold to await the arrival of Tahiti 2.

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