Sapphire unveils new Radeon HD 6970 with dual fans AND dual BIOS

Summary:Sapphire Radeon HD 6970 clocked at 800MHz.

Sapphire has added a new card to its Radeon HD 6900 series, the HD 6970.

The new Sapphire Radeon HD 6970 clocked at 800MHz and features 2GB of GDDR5 RAM clocked at 1,375MHz (5,500MHz effective), a dual fan cooler pack with two 90mm thin impeller fans (better airflow at lower RPM) and dual BIOS so users have the choice between quiet running and performance.

According to Sapphire, this card will be priced at the same point as its standard HD 6970 graphics card.

The dual BIOS feature is interesting:

With the Dual BIOs set to the standard position, the Dual fans keep this model quiet and up to 25% cooler than the standard model even under load conditions. With the BIOS switched to the performance setting, the core voltage of the GPU is raised to 1.2V, the fan speed is set to a high performance profile and the powertune adjustment for overclocking is raised to 50% allowing the user to maximise performance of the card by increasing clock speeds either with AMD Overdrive or with SAPPHIRE TriXX up to a ceiling of 1500MHz core, 2000MHz memory.

Topics: Hardware


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