Over the past week, the video market has been filled with news about AMD's latest graphics card, Radeon HD 7950, but PowerColor is now going back to the stronger HD 7970, even giving it liquid cooling.
Going right to the point, PowerColor has revealed
the LCS HD7970, a new iteration of the AMD Radeon HD 7970 graphics adapter.
Alas, not all is known about it, particularly the clock frequencies and the price.
Fortunately, word is that PowerColor will provide these final details by the end of the month (February, 2012).
That said, the single-slot waterblock from EK will make it easy for multi-GPU setups to be established on any motherboard with CrossFireX support.
That is just a very useful side benefit, though, as the real advantage is, obviously, the greatly reduced operating temperature.
It is easy to assume that the GPU (graphics processing unit) and the memory (probably) will be factory-overclocked by more than a little.
For those that want a starting point in their speculations, the stock Radeon HD 7970 board has the Tahiti GPU clocked at 925 MHz, and the 3GB of GDDR5 VRAM at 5.5 GHz.
PowerColor's graphics adapter is equipped with 2,048 stream processors, as well as HDMI, DVI and dual mini DisplayPort connectors.
There is also support for the PCI Express Gen 3.0 interface, as well as DirectX 11.1 graphics technology.
For those that need an update or reminder, DirectX 11.1 performs faster tessellation and DirectCompute tasks than the first release of DirectX 11.
The rest of the specs are no doubt the same as those of the original video controller brought forth by the Sunnyvale, California-based company: Shader Model 5.0, ultra-high resolution texture streaming, EyeFinity 6 support, AMD App Acceleration, AMD HD3D technology and pretty much everything else listed on the official product page