English news:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/12/22/radeon_hd_7970/

German news:
http://www.golem.de/1112/88610.html
http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldu...e-1399905.html




Noise level:3,5 Sone(C't) - 4,2 Sone(Golem)
Idle measured by German C't=5 Watt (AMD claim 3 watt)
average consuming measured (C't)=198 Watt (official TDP 250 watt)
Up to 30% faster than the GTX580
Ram Bandwidth 264 GByte/s
support for ECC RAM
Compute speed: DP: 0,95 TFlops / SP:3,79 TFlops
(Open source-friendly)Video Codec Engine/VCE

The only downside: google translate: "Unfortunately, OpenGL comes in four-run driver again AMD's weakness to light, which breaks a strong performance"
"Leider kommt im OpenGL-4-Durchlauf wieder AMDs Treiberschwäche ans Licht, die Performance bricht stark ein"C't(heise)


OpenGL on HD7970 is shit but all other stuff is good.