- Brand: MSI
- Model: R7970 3GB Power Edition Boost
- Website: http://uk.msi.com/product/vga/R7970-Power-Edition-3GD5.html
- RRP: £349.99 (At time of the review)
With many different options available on the market in terms of graphics cards; what do you select one based on? Is it purely performance? Based on looks or design? Or do you pick based purely on the price? Well as mentioned earlier, there is no shortage to choose from and one brand in particular has been making waves with their design aspect.
MSI or Micro-Star International Co LTD, were formed in 1986 by a group of 5 people in Jhonghe, Taipei. They are currently one of the biggest names in motherboards, VGA solutions and more recently, well known for their gaming laptop range. They recently added a new addition to the Big Bang series of motherboards with their range of Z87 MPOWER based models, and more recently than that, they moved the design from that, into their latest line of GPUs.
So with that being said, today I will be taking a look at the MSI 7970 Power Edition, which comes from the Lightning family of graphics cards, which has a huge lineage in terms of performance. Will this younger brother of one of the best graphics cards on the market live up to its expectations? Or is it just another 7970 with all noise and no oomph? Let’s find out, starting with the specifications…