The embargo on the ATI Radeon 7970 has been lifted, so reviews are starting to trickle in. Wondering if you should check out the new fastest single GPU video card available today? HardOCP had this to say in their review:
What is surprising is the performance advantage compared to a Radeon HD 6970 in the power envelope it is operating. The AMD Radeon HD 7970 is eloquence and efficiency in design
it was the newest DX11 games that pushed Tessellation which received the most improvement. If future games use more Tessellation, we may see the Radeon HD 7970 separate itself in a greater degree from the Radeon HD 6970 and GeForce GTX 580.
It sure sounds impressive, but it better, for its $550 price tag. It isn’t slated to hit stores until January 9, so it remains to be see if the price will hover around that level or not, and what availability will look like. In my opinion, if you already have a current mid-to-high level video card, it might be worth thinking about SLI instead.
Here are some more Radeon 7970 reviews from around the web: