Video games have become increasingly beautiful these past few years. With the advent of the first 3D games, technology began to rapidly focus and develop into bringing the most lifelike characters possible. From the Crudeness of Final Fantasy 7, to the polished world of Skyrim, we really have gone a long way.
In a valiant (and successful) effort to hold on to their title as THE Company to go for gaming, they released the HD 7970 GHz Edition, an update from the current HD 7970. This new GPU effectively takes the top spot in power and speed giving out a 1GHz Engine Clock with 3GB GDDR5 Memory. This can be boosted to at least 1.05GHz with Boost or even more manually. Check out the rest of the specs below.
AMD’s advertised goal is to unseat the current top ranking single core GPU from Nvidia. Once the GPU comes out, it will be certain that several users will put it to the test and pit the finest from AMD and Nvidia. I would imagine that YouTube will be flooded once again by comparison videos. Stay tuned for that.
With these graphics cards becoming more and more powerful, you can be sure game manufacturers are watching out at how much more they can shell out in graphics for the next game. Those looking for the latest from AMD may have to shell out $500 upfront, so it would be best to start saving now. As for the common users like myself, I would wait till a game that requires that much power comes out before I would shell out that much for graphics.
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