ASUS HD 7970 DirectCU II: coolest and quietest 28nm card All new DirectCU thermal design utilizes six all-copper heatpipes and 20% bigger dissipation area, achieving 20% cooler and 14dB quieter performance than reference Acclaimed DIGI+ VRM with 12-phase Super Alloy Power technology delivers precise digital power and enhanced durability for stable overclocking VGA Hotwire allows you to plug and solder wires on the card’s voltage regulators and accurately read and control Vcore, Vmem, and PLL voltages on a hardware level GPU Tweak utility helps you modify and tune clock speeds, voltages, and fan performance via an intuitive interface One card drives up to six screens with AMD Eyefinity™ 6 Shop × Modal header Deploy the Cool. Reign in Silence. ASUS Exclusive Innovation DirectCU II20% cooler and 14dB quieter with exclusive DirectCU II thermal solution VGA hotwirePropreitary VGA hotwire allows you to plug and solder wires on the card's voltage regulators and accurately read and control Vcore, Vmem, and PLL voltages from ASUS ROG MBs on a hardware level GPU TweakGPU Tweak co-developed with the most authoritative GPU-Z to provide the most accurate information DIGI+ VRM with 12-phase Super Alloy Power Acclaimed DIGI+ VRM with 12-phase Super Alloy Power technology Delivers precise Digital Power and Enhance Durability for stable overlocking Gigantic 3GB GDDR5 MemoryOn-board memory for the best gaming experience & the best solution Graphics GPU Features Powered by AMD Radeon™ HD 7970 28nm GPULess power consumption & more efficient transistor PCIE3.0Delivers double the bandwidth per lane of PCIe Gen 2 for faster GPU – CPU communication AMD Eyefinity Technology Extends your visual horizon across six displays for engaging gameplay and entertainment AMD HD3D™ TechnologyOptimize stereoscopic 3D gaming and movie-watching entertainment. DirectX® 11 SupportBring new levels of visual realism to gaming on the PC and get top-notch performance AMD CrossFireX™ TechnologyMulti-GPU technology for extreme performance Microsoft® Windows® 7 SupportEnable PC users to enjoy an advanced computing experience and to do more with their PC I/O Ports Highlight Model Number : N50 > N50-AS031C N50-123456 N50-234567 Graphics EngineAMD Radeon HD 7970Bus StandardPCI Express 3.0Video MemoryGDDR5 3GBEngine Clock925 MHzMemory Clock5500 MHz ( 1375 MHz GDDR5 )RAMDAC400 MHzMemory Interface384-bitResolutionD-Sub Max Resolution : 2048x1536DVI Max Resolution : 2560x1600InterfaceDVI Output : Yes x 1 (DVI-I), Yes x 1 (DVI-D)HDMI Output : Yes x 1 (via DVI to HDMI adaptor x 1 )Display Port : Yes x 4 (Regular DP)HDCP Support : YesAccessories1 x CrossFire cable 1 x Power cable1 x DVI to HDMI adaptorPower Consumptionup to 300Wadditional 8+8 pin PCIe power requiredSoftwareASUS Utilities & DriverASUS FeaturesDirectCU SeriesSuper Alloy PowerDimensions11 " x 5.1 " x 2.1 " InchNote• To have the best cooling performance, ASUS HD7970-DC2-3GD5 extends the fansink to 2.5 slots. Please double check you Chassis and Motherboard dimension prior to purchase to make sure it fits in your system!• Support for six simultaneous displays may require complementary products compatible with DisplayPort.• No UEFI support.* No native UEFI BIOS support, for UEFI BIOS, please download from ASUS technique support site. (The update tool only for ASUS MB.) × I confirm, please take me there. Cancel DirectCU Direct cooling for 20% cooler than reference Please check out our microsite for more details and downloads.If the GPU is the heart of a graphics card, then the cooling device would be its lungs. Without it, the graphics card would not be able to "breath" smoothly, causing it to break down or even cause the entire system to fail. For ultimate cooling, ASUS DirectCU thermal technology developed the ideal heat banishing copper in exclusively designed heat pipes for direct and fast heat dissipation. ASUS DirectCU technologyThick copper heatpipes are accurately positioned in direct contact with the GPU surface so heat is transported and dissipated efficiently to the heatsink - achieving a 20% cooler performance than reference. Since heat is carried away faster, fans can spin at a lower speed thus resulting in quieter performance than reference. Other brandsAn extra metal plate is placed between the heatpipes and GPU, slowing down heat transfer to the heatsink. Due to temperature build-up, the fan has to spin faster, leading to louder operating noise. Please check out our microsite for more details and downloads. Super Alloy Power 15% performance boost, 2.5 times longer lifespan, 35°C cooler operation The new and exclusive Super Alloy Power technology on ASUS graphics cards uses a special alloy formula which is highly-magnetic, heat-resistant and anti-corrosive. It delivers a more stable and quieter operation compared to the reference design – a welcome bonus sought after by performance seekers. 15% Performance BoostDuring overclocking, the Super Hybrid Engine acts as an intelligent controller to switch between high and low intensity power profiles in real time for 15% performance boost*. 2.5X Longer LifespanSuper Alloy Capacitor increases the card’s lifespan to 150,000 hours which is 2.5 times longer* than traditional capacitors. 35°C Cooler OperationsSuper Alloy components are reinforced with special alloy formula and manufactured under high temperature and pressure to deliver stable and noise-free operation. GPU Tweak Tweak and tune like a PRO Please check out our microsite for more details and downloads.Overclocking is made real-time and intuitive with ASUS GPU Tweak utility. It not only allows you to optimize clock speeds, voltage and fan speeds on up to four graphics cards independently or simultaneously, you can also select between GPU Tweak’s Standard or Advanced modes depending on your level of experience. On top of these exciting tools, ASUS gives you more: Sync GPU clocks and voltages for easier overclocking Automatically check and update driver and BIOS versions Get detailed specs and actual card status with GPU-Z 2D/3D switcher can lock the card in 3D for higher benchmarks Monitoring widget provides detailed multi-parameter info Please check out our microsite for more details and downloads. GPU clock and voltage sync and Disable 2D functions are not applicable on GTX 600 cards.