Pros

  • 3GB of 6GHz GDDR5 and a 384-bit memory bus
  • Fastest gaming performance in a single GPU card

Cons

  • The 11-inch length is a tight fit in some cases
  • Consumes a lot more power than the competition

At A Glance

AMD's new Radeon HD 7970 retakes the game-performance crown and offers excellent GPU compute performance, but it is significantly more power-hungry than its predecessor.