Radeon HD 7970: ZeroCore Power Technology and Latest News


Radeon HD 7970: ZeroCore Power Technology

The number of news available now is clearly the sign that AMD’s Radeon HD 7970 will be launched in few days…

Launch day: December 22 2011 (last known date was January 9 2012). Only reference boards will be available on December 22. Other cards will be available from January 9.



– AMD Radeon HD 7970 ZeroCore Power Technology: 3W in idle state.

Radeon HD 7970: ZeroCore Power Technology

Radeon HD 7970: ZeroCore Power Technology



– Graphics Core Next (GCN arch.), Eyefinity 2.0 and AMD APP

ASUS Radeon HD 7970, Southern Island

ASUS Radeon HD 7970, Southern Island



– Tahiti GPU Architecture details:
– 2048 SP spread on 32 computes units based on GCN architecture
– 8 render back ends: 32 color ROPs, 128 Z/Stencil
– L2 cache: 768KiB, CU L1: 16KiB L1
– Memory: 384-bit GDDR5 bandwidth:264GiB/s

Radeon HD 7970 specs





8 thoughts on “Radeon HD 7970: ZeroCore Power Technology and Latest News”

  1. fpmore

    About the Zero Power tech I still wonder if they’re able to keep that power consumption under a two monitor set.
    Setups like this are not that uncommon nowadays…

  2. Mars_999

    Yawn on DX11.1 from what I see. Also GL4.2 from what I see supports most of this already….

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