MSI shows off R7970 video card

Jan 9, 2012
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MSI is showing off a new video card that it says is the first to get the new AMD 28nm Radeon HD 7900 GPU called the R7970-2PMD3G5. The card uses the PCI Express Gen 3 standard. The series will pack 3GB of GDDR5 RAM inside and will use the MSI exclusive Afterburner overclocking utility. That utility has the ability to increase the core voltage for overclocking.

The video card also supports Eyefinty multiple screen gaming and has DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4a connectivity. That will allow the card to support 3D gaming. The PCIe Gen 3 standard and 28nm process used inside the GPU will allow the card to have 32GB/s of bandwidth. This card should be a gaming beast.

The card supports 7.1 channel TrueHD and DTS-HD audio and more. For longevity and performance, the card uses all solid capacitors. The capacitors will help prevent overheating and have a 10-year lifespan according to MSI. There is no word on pricing or clock speeds at this time.


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