Asus unveils factory overclocked 7970’s, will make your wallet quietly weep

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It was only a matter of time before manufacturers started making and shipping non-reference models of the AMD Radeon 7970. Asus just informed us that their own interpretations of AMD’s latest and greatest GPU is ready, in the form of the HD7970-DC2T-3GD5  and the HD7970-DC2-3GD5. Aside from slight differences in engine clock and memory clock, the two are nearly identical, featuring numerous heatpipes for better thermal performance, factory overclock out of the box, and liberally sprinkled with exclusive Asus technologies, which include 12-phase Super Alloy Power technology for better overclocking. Of course the lot of you already know that these things won’t come cheap, and you’re right – expect the HD7970-DC2T-3GD5 to retail for Php 29,930, while the HD7970-DC2-3GD5 will carry a sticker price of Php 29,380.