MSI has announced the arrival of two new Radeon HD 7970 graphics cards. Both of the cards feature the PowerTune with Boost, however, they aren't based on the HD 7970 GHz Edition silicon. The cards are called "HD 7970 Boost Edition."
The base card, R7970 TF 3GD5 BE, has a base clock speed of 925 MHz and a Boost clock speed of 975 MHz. The OC version, the R7970 TF 3GD5 BE/OC, features a base clock speed of 1,000 MHz and a Boost speed of 1,050 MHz. Both of the cards have a memory clock speed of 5.50 GHz. Both of the cards are rated at a TDP of 253 W, which is drawn from a 6-pin and 8-pin PCIe power connector.
Again, both of the cards are built on a custom PCB design and carry the TwinFrozr III cooler. Display connectivity is taken care of by a DVI port, HDMI and two mini-DisplayPort connectors.
So far, there has been no word on pricing nor availability, although we do expect the cards to hit the market not long from now.