Computex 2012: Sapphire Releases Radeon HD 7970 with 6 GB and Enters the CPU Cooler Market
By Gabriel Torres on June 13, 2012 - 1:41 PM
Sapphire announced a Radeon HD 7970 with 6 GB of memory, with the GPU working at 1,100 MHz and the memory accessed at 6 GHz. The card uses an eight-phase voltage regulator, a 12-layer printed circuit board, and a vapor-chamber cooler. An onboard LED monitors the PCB temperature. According to the company, gamers probably won’t benefit from the extra memory, so they are targeting this video card to high-end content creation workstations. This video card should arrive on the market next month.
The company also announced that they will enter the CPU cooler market, and Sapphire’s first CPU cooler will feature a vapor chamber on its base, four U-shaped heatpipes, and two fans. See the pictures below.