Gradually, more dive Radeon HD 7970 , which differ significantly from the reference design part, as with the previous Asus brings a model with voluminous DirectCU II cooler, which is well known and has two large axial fan directly on the GPU aufsetzende heatpipes, also at the stroke screw was turned.
With 1000 MHz GPU clock Asus pulls the XFX Black Edition of the house is right and 75 MHz over the default setting of AMD, even the 3 GB of GDDR5 memory is running on the reference values, although with a small difference: instead of 1375 MHz to 1400 MHz lie, resulting in 5.6 GHz effective clock. If the board Asus uses a unique design with abundant power supply (10 +1 +1 Asus Digi+ + VRM ) and two 8-pin power connectors, which should be given sufficient room for further overclocking.
In order for the card while still keeps a cool head, the flagship of the cooler DirectCU II series is used, front and back of the board are first covered with a cooling plate which communicates with the memory chips and the voltage converters in contact.
On the PCB -top above the two-piece radiator with aluminum fins and six different "direct touch" heat pipes is placed, the two 100 mm fans provide exclusively for fresh air. In the slot aperture, which extends over three slots, there are two DVI ports and four DisplayPort 1.2 connections in full size, the total length of the card should be 27.94 cm (11 inches).
For owners of a motherboard ROG Rampage IV Series of the same manufacturer Asus also provides a way to power adjustments for the video card in hardware make the devices on the motherboard.
The VGA Hotwire called feature consists of a cable that on one side with the intended port (pin header) connected to the motherboard, and the wires are soldered on the other side directly to specific points on the map - a venture craft for enthusiastic volunteers.