Sapphire 7970 OC
When AMD launched the 7000 series graphics cards not long ago with the release of the 7970, they made changes were designed to move forward, with a new architecture and new expectations. And the 7970 was an advancement in many respects, not the least of which was that it became the fastest single-GPU graphics card on the planet.
But Nvidia has since responded with the GTX 680, and while it’s certainly an impressive card, it also is scarce, and we know many gamers don’t want to sit on their hands waiting for supply to show up. That puts AMD in an interesting position, with a flagship 7970 that is fully available right now, and we’re seeing custom versions of the card hitting shelves as well, looking to entice consumers with lower heat temperatures and faster clock speeds.
And that brings us to today’s graphics card: the Sapphire HD 7970 OC. It does indeed come with a custom cooler, and sports a factory overclock out of the box. As we’ve come to expect from Sapphire, excellent cooling is a hallmark of their designs, and today may be no different with this new card.
Pioneers in a new era of how data is displayed and games are played, Sapphire shepherds the performance oriented with ground-breaking solutions to an environment that remains in a constant state of flux and ultimate evolution. For over ten years Sapphire has held true to its unwavering commitment, the commitment to deliver the most feature rich and soundly engineered products.