ASUS presents the new generation 28nm HD 7970 Graphics Card

Press release
Published January 10th, 2012 - 07:00 GMT

An efficient and powerful 28nm GPU coupled with 3GB of GDDR5 delivers gamers and video enthusiasts with the most capable graphics card yet. The ASUS HD 7970 ships with the exclusive GPU Tweak utility for real time and intuitive tuning and overclocking. It offers the best platform for enhanced DirectX 11 gaming and genuine next generation PC graphics output, enhanced by the inclusion of new PCI Express 3.0 and AMD Eyefinity multi-screen technology.

GPU innovation with 28nm fabrication

Anticipated for more than a year, the latest graphics processor design from AMD uses an all-new 28nm fabrication process, resulting in components that are more efficient, cooler, and more powerful than previous generations. The ASUS HD 7970 graphics card ships with 3GB of GDDR5 video memory, expanding gaming and visual experiences with higher resolutions, more detailed textures, and faster frame rates. The memory interface has been expanded to a 384-bit bus to expedite data transfer between the card and the motherboard.

Tweaking and tuning via the intuitive GPU Tweak utility

To fully harness the power of new GPU technology, ASUS is including the exclusive and updated GPU Tweak utility with all cards shipped. The suite allows users to modify clock speeds, voltages, and fan performance, working on up to four cards ― perfect for CrossFireX setups. Standard and advanced modes available to catering different user experience segments. ASUS GPU Tweak features effortless modifying and overclocking with GPU clock and voltage syncing, plus 2D/3D switching and mode locking to ensure higher 3D mode benchmarks, resulting in more accurate system testing and higher scores for competitive overclocking scenarios. The utility offers auto driver/BIOS version updates to keep cards in optimal working condition, and a handy monitoring widget that provides highly detailed multi-parameter information on demand. ASUS has also worked closely with Techpowerup to integrate their renowned GPU-Z program into GPU Tweak, offering even more reliable graphics card data and tracking.

Faster PCI Express 3.0 and improved AMD Eyefinity

Also eagerly awaited by gamers and PC enthusiasts, PCI Express 3.0 arrives as the standard interface for the ASUS HD 7970 graphics card, doubling the data bandwidth of PCI Express 2.0. This development lays the foundations for radically improved performance, as graphics cards can communicate with the overall system at much higher data rates than previously available. The power of the ASUS HD 7970 graphics card also makes AMD Eyefinity multi-screen technology much more effective, enabling up to six-screen viewing at once for a vastly expanded display. Users from gamers to professional graphics designers are sure to appreciate the smoother and more consistent AMD Eyefinity performance offered by the ASUS HD 7970 graphics card. 

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ASUS is passionate about technology and driven by innovation. We dream, we dare and we strive to create an effortless and joyful digital life for everyone. We're always in search of incredible ideas and experiences, and we aspire to deliver the incredible in everything we do.

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