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AMD FX8350 BE / Gigabyte HD7970 / ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2 Review

Our Gigabyte HD7970 3GB Edition arrived a little worse for wear, although the box was intact and no damage to anything inside.

The bundle includes a Crossfire cable, driver disc and some power converter cables.

The Gigabyte HD7970 3GB Edition is built on a blue PCB and the black plastic cooler dominates the full length of the card. There are three fans embedded into the cooler.

The Gigabyte HD7970 3GB Edition is Crossfire capable in 2, 3 and 4 way configurations.

It takes power from an 8 pin and 6 pin power connector on the PCB.

The Gigabyte HD7970 3GB Edition has a DVI connector, alongside an HDMI port and two mini DisplayPort connectors. It is fully EyeFinity capable.

The GPU screenshot highlights the 1GHZ clock speed, alongside the 1,375mhz GDDR5 memory speed (5.5Gbps effective). The card has 32 ROPS and 2,048 unified shaders. The 3GB of GDDR5 is connected via a 384 bit memory interface.

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