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AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB PCIe

The AMD Radeon™ HD 7970 Part # 900491

graphics processor harnesses the visionary GCN Architecture. As the world’s first 28nm GPU, this chip is primed to enable astonishing performance and breathtaking image quality, making it the only solution for gamers who expect the best. 

Get a perfected gaming experience with the new GCN Architecture, engineered to deliver jaw-dropping performance and unprecedented image quality. Enable unrivalled HD video quality and astonishing performance in everyday applications with AMD App Acceleration. Never settle. 

AMD Eyefinity “2.0” 
AMD Eyefinity is here to deliver the unfair advantage you deserve.  With new modes and features, like 5x1 landscape, stereo 3D and universal bezel compensation, the world’s best multi-display gaming technology just got better.1 

GCN Architecture 

New design for AMD’s unified graphics processing and compute cores that allows them to achieve higher utilization for improved performance and efficiency. Think of it as turbo for the GPU. Get higher clockspeeds on the fly for better performance in your favorite games with AMD PowerTune technology.3



  • AMD Radeon 7970 GPU 
  • 3GB GDDR5 memory
  • Enjoy a full range of display options natively on the board, including dual-link DVI-I, DisplayPort and HDMI
  • HDMI 1.4 support with Deep Color, 7.1 High Bitrate
  • Audio, and 3D Stereoscopic support
  • Support of content protected, high bandwidth, 7.1 channels of surround sound over HDMI
  • AMD PowerPlay™ capabilities vary power characteristics based on usage load.
  • Watch the hottest Blu-ray movies or other HD content at full 1080p display resolution and beyond and enjoy a highly feature rich experience with enhanced Unified Video Decoder (UVD) 3.3
  • Enhanced productivity with acceler-ated GPU processing for Microsoft® Office applications.

Supported Operating Systems

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP


System Requirements

  • PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard Note: 
  • 500 Watt or greater power supply with one 150W 8-pin PCI Express® connector and one 75W 6-pin PCI Express® connector recommended (600 Watt and four 6-pin connectors for AMD CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode)
  • Certified power supplies are recommended. Refer to for a list of Certified products
  • Minimum 1GB of system memory
  • Installation software requires CD-ROM drive, a keyboard, a mouse, and a display
  • DVD playback requires DVD drive and a DVD
  • Blu-ray™ playback requires Blu-ray drive and a Blu-ray disc
  • For an AMD CrossFireX™ system, a second AMD Radeon™ HD 7970 Graphics card, an AMD CrossFireX™ Ready motherboard and one AMD CrossFireX™ Bridge Interconnect cable is required


Supported configurations

  • (1) Dual link DVI-I
  • (1) single link DVI-D
  • (1) HDMI video and audio connector
  • (1) Single VGA (adapter required – included)
  • (2) mini Display Port


What’s in the Box:

  • AMD Radeon™ HD 7970 Card 900491
  • Set-up CD
  • Quick Install Guide
  • Adapter(s) included for additional output configuration

1 AMD Eyefinity technology works with games that support non-standard aspect ratios, which is required for panning across multiple displays. To enable more than two displays, additional panels with native DisplayPort™ connectors, and/or DisplayPort™ compliant active adapters to convert your monitor’s native input to your cards DisplayPort™ or Mini-DisplayPort™ connector(s), are required. AMD Eyefinity technology can support up to 6 displays using a single enabled AMD Radeon™ graphics card with Windows Vista® or Windows® 7 operating systems – the number of displays may vary by board design and you should confirm exact specifications with the applicable manufacturer before purchase.
2 AMD HD3D is a technology designed to enable stereoscopic 3D support in games, movies and/or photos.
3 AMD EyeSpeed technology is a set of technologies available on AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 series and higher GPUs and is designed to improve video quality and enhance application performance. Full enablement of some features requires support for AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) technology and/or AMD’s Universal Video Decoder (UVD). AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing technology works with applications designed to take advantage of its GPU acceleration capabilities.
4 Requires application support for AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) technology. AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing technology works with applications designed to take advantage of its GPU acceleration capabilities.
5 AMDCrossFireX™ technology requires an AMD CrossFireX Ready motherboard, an AMD CrossFireX™ Bridge Interconnect (for each additional graphics card) and may require a specialized power supply.


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