AMD Radeon HD 7970 review @ Techspot

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AMD Radeon HD 7970 review @ Techspot

Postby Prey » Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:55 am

The Radeon HD 7000 series is a big leap for AMD, representing its most significant architecture overhaul in the last decade. It was back then that AMD adopted the Graphics Parallel Core architecture, which employs groups of scalar processors that work out very long instruction words, commonly abbreviated as VLIW.

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The Radeon HD 5000 series used the VLIW5 architecture, while last year's 6000 series transitioned to a more advanced VLIW4 architecture. However, the Radeon HD 7970 and all other graphics cards based on the high-end Tahiti core replace the VLIW stream processor clusters with what AMD calls GCN (Graphics Core Next) compute units.


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Re: AMD Radeon HD 7970 review @ Techspot

Postby Edam » Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:28 pm

I don't understand graphics cards. Those figures are beyond comprehension and yet at the end of the day, its a block of plastic and metal and it can do the things it does. It's mind blowing. I can't even explain how it really works. >.<

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Re: AMD Radeon HD 7970 review @ Techspot

Postby Quietman » Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:35 pm

It's like a posh motorhome for very artistic speedy gnomes.
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Re: AMD Radeon HD 7970 review @ Techspot

Postby Prey » Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:41 pm


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Re: AMD Radeon HD 7970 review @ Techspot

Postby Lee » Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:06 am

Will be going for one of these cards this year and letting my sister get my old one for her pc :)
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