XFX is joining the ranks of those who've launched their own versions of AMD's latest graphics adapters, the Radeon HD 7800 series.
For those who missed it, AMD made the official introduction of the Radeon HD 7870 and Radeon HD 7850 not long ago.
As such, XFX is getting into the fun with the Radeon HD 7870 Double Dissipation graphics card, one that has the, you guessed it, Double Dissipation cooler.
XFX made this thing specifically so that overclockers could let loose more than the reference boards would allow.
Strangely enough, though, there was no factory overclocking involved in the product's design.
That means that the company felt the 1 GHz frequency of the graphics processing unit (GPU) was already enough.
The same goes for the memory: the 2 GB of GDDR5 VRAM work at 4.8 GHz.
There are several display outputs: one DL-DVI-I, an HDMI port, mini DisplayPort, one SL-DVI-D, Dual link support and DisplayPort 1.2.
Needless to say, AMD's CrossFireX, Eyefinity and HD3D technologies are fully supported as well, along with DirectX 11.1 and HDMI 1.4a streaming.
As for the cooler, it relies on an aluminum fin stack, which gets the heat via several copper heatpipes that directly connect to the GPU die. Two “GHOST” fans then disperse it.
Alas, the XFX R7870 DD
will not be available right away. Like all of its peers, it will be put up for sale on March 19 this year (2012). HIS
are just two of the IT players rivaling XFX.
The cooler will no doubt demand a slightly higher price, but the final tag should not be too far beyond the $349 / 264.51 Euro of the original.
Until shipments begin, prospective buyers can drop by the official XFX product page or read about the other assets of AMD's latest 7000 series cards
, including the 7850.