HIS seems to be trying to get back on top as the world’s most innovative video card manufacturer and the first move is launching a new AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition video card.
This new card uses an impressive custom PCB
with 20 power phases.
The official name of the card is simply HIS X 7970, but this simple moniker hides very interesting and useful design characteristics.
Right from the start, HIS makes it clear that this is a custom PCB and even offers us a simple comparison table against AMD
’s reference HD 7970
GHz Edition video card.
The HIS X 7970 AMD
Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition video card comes with 20 power phases and two 8-pin power inputs.
Moreover, the card doesn’t share the PCIe power line for fueling the GDDR5 memory.
Yet, it uses a separate input form one of the 8-pin power inputs.
The default frequencies are exactly 1 GHz for the GPU and 6 GHz for the 3072 MB of GDDR5 memory.
However, the PCB and improved cooling system should help overclocking enthusiasts reach very good results.
The cooling system reportedly
is the company’s new IceQ X2 design that uses two 90-millimeter fans with special twisted fan blades and four heatpipes.
The interesting part is the fact that HIS finally decides to use two 8mm heatpipes for the IceQ X2 design and thus will be able to achieve considerably improved cooling
results than solutions with 6mm heatpipes.
Multimedia enthusiasts will be happy to find out that this is an Eyefinity 6 video card able to drive 6 monitors at the same time through the use of 4 mini Display Port connectors, one DVI and one HDMI outputs.
There is no official information or pricing, but we can’t wait to see this one in action.