We're getting to that point where's it's been long enough after the launch of a new high-end video card model that we start to see companies mixing it up a bit and while XFX came out the gate early with the custom cooled Black Edition Double Dissipation model, we haven't seen anyone else do anything. Well, that's till today!
Today we're looking at the brand new Sapphire HD 7970 Dual-X 3GB OC which at the time of writing hasn't even shown up on the Sapphire website yet. That gives you an idea of just how new the model is and just how quickly we're able to get ahold of it thanks to being based out of Taiwan now.
Before we get down and dirty with the performance of the new card there's a few things we need to get out the way. The first thing we need to do is check out the package and see what kind of bundle Sapphire is giving us.
Once we've looked at the bundle we'll move onto the card itself and check out the new Dual-X cooling setup that Sapphire has going on before we take a closer look at the specifications of the card and cover the Dual BIOS option in a little more detail.
Once we've done all that it's time to get into the testbed, quickly cover the cards we'll have in our review today and of course get into the performance side of things. First things first, though, we need to see just what's going on with the brand new Sapphire HD 7970 Dual-X 3GB OC bundle.
In typical Sapphire fashion we've got a really nice bundle going on. We've got the normal line up of paperwork and driver CD. Along with that we've got a CrossFire bridge, Molex to 6-pin PCIe power connector, Dual Molex to 8-pin PCIe power connector and DVI to VGA cable.
Along with all that we've also got a HDMI and three other connectors including Mini DP to DP, Mini DP to DVI and a HDMI to DVI one. All in all Sapphire has put together a really nice bundle here with a bunch of cables that should get you up and running straight away.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- Page 1 [Introduction and Package]
- Page 2 [The Card and Specifications]
- Page 3 [Benchmarks - Test System Setup]
- Page 4 [Benchmarks - 3DMark 11]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - Unigine Heaven Benchmark]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - Mafia II]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - Lost Planet 2]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - Aliens vs. Predator]
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- Anthem's new stronghold comes tomorrow in latest update
- Prediction: new PS5 streaming service to blend games & film
- RAGE 2 is a live service game without multiplayer
- Leffen casts Super Smash Bros. Ultimate training aside
- Cyberpunk 2077 is 'pretty different' from E3 2018 gameplay
- Intel Optane Memory H10 Hybrid SSD Preview
- What would work best for a 24/7 server type computer?
- Intel Optane Memory H10 Hybrid SSD Review
- How to booking a escort via internet
- Intel wireless card not detcted in Beebox J3160
- The Fox Software is proud to announce the release of Active Soccer 2019 on Nintendo Switch
- Egg Hunt 2019: Scrambled in Time
- Bunnies and eggs in a War Game...seriously?
- Huawei Announces Its New 'Four-Engines' Brand Strategy, Leading Intelligent IP Networks
- Match Three Pirates! Heir to Davy Jones Now Available on Steam!