Now that Nvidia has stolen some of AMD’s thunder with their newly unveiled, dual-GPU GTX 690, the “red team” has to respond with something. Introducing into the fight, the AMD 7970 “Gigahertz Edition”. Reported by Australian based Atomic MPC as a potential option soon coming to AMD’s top-tier offerings, the GHz 7970 will bump the core clock up from the base 925 MHz up to at least a fat 1.0 GHz. But AMD could take it further. According to statements made by AMD themselves, the silicon within the AMD 7970 has seen improved yields and routinely clocking up to 1,250 MHz/1.25 GHz in lab testing. So to think the company would give customers perhaps a 1,100-1200 MHz clock speed isn’t too far outside the realm of possibility.
Think the performance increase (and likely increased heat output and energy consumption) are worth the increase that is sure to come in price, or is Nvidia’s GTX 690 clouding your vision?
Source: HotHardware | Via: Engadget