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Tuesday, 01 November 2011 13:45

Sapphire rolls out new HD 6970

Written by Slobodan Simic

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Better cooler and dual BIOS


Sapphire has rolled out yet another HD 6970 from its labs, the refenence clocked Sapphire HD 6970 Dual Fan. However, despite the reference clocks the new card will feature should feature great overclocking potential, courtesy of the new new Dual Fan cooler design as well as Dual BIOS.

The card features 1536 stream processors, works at 880MHz for the GPU and features 2GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 5500MHz and paired up with a 256-bit memory interface. The new custom Dual Fan cooler features two 90mm fans with thin impellers that should move the same amount of air at ten percent lower rotation speeds, which means that this one should end up quieter than the competition.

The Dual BIOS feature will keep the card up to 25 percent cooler and quieter when set at standard BIOS. The performance setting, or simply a second BIOS, will kick the GPU core voltage to 1.2V and set the fan to high performance profile that should allow a decent overclocking on this one.

According to what we know, all new shipments of HD 6970 from Sapphire will be this new model without any price change.

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Last modified on Tuesday, 01 November 2011 14:14
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0 #1 zeropercenthotgas 2011-11-01 16:30
Someone should tell Sapphire to change the picture. None of us are 30 year olds living in basements.
 
 
+7 #2 TinHat 2011-11-01 16:48
Sorry, what did you say? i couldn't hear you for my pipes knocking against my basement wall.
 
 
+2 #3 gsacks 2011-11-01 17:02
Quoting zeropercenthotg as:
Someone should tell Sapphire to change the picture. None of us are 30 year olds living in basements.


Yes, by all means, please stop it with the drawings of sexy women in leather. That won't help sales at all. What are they thinking?
 
 
0 #4 pogsnet 2011-11-01 18:23
Yeah change your box picture into men being blown up by suicide bombers... it is rather cool than that.
 
 
+3 #5 zeropercenthotgas 2011-11-01 21:42
Quoting pogsnet:
Yeah change your box picture into men being blown up by suicide bombers... it is rather cool than that.


Why have pictures of Women on graphic cards if there is so many in real life. OH wait... Forgot the ways of basement dwellers.
 
 
+1 #6 Kryojenix 2011-11-02 09:51
Nobody who wants a woman buys a Sapphire card! Just look at them! They got nothing on Asus girls!

P.S. I currently have a Gigabyte, with no creatures on the box, previously I did have a Sapphire, not because of the thin girl on the box, but because it was a thin single slot GPU (most of the chip were dual slot), prior to that a flat foil coloured Powercolor and before that, another Sapphire - with The Beast on the front, no silly girls!
 

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