The AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition (Cont’d)
The Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition uses the same cooler as the original Radeon HD 7970, based on vapor chamber technology, which is similar to the technology used by heatpipes. AMD says you can’t remove the GPU cooler, because the performance won’t be the same after you put the video card back together. That is why we didn’t disassemble this video card. Figure 4 was provided by AMD.
The reviewed video card has two BIOS chips, selectable through a switch. This way you can select between the default configuration or an overclocked configuration, which you created and saved “permanently” to the second BIOS chip.
Before seeing the performance results, let’s recap the main features of this video card.