When AMD announced its latest flagship, the Radeon HD 7970, we knew it was fast and efficient (because reviewers said so!), but gamers were told they'd have to wait until the new year to try it themselves. Now, precisely on schedule, the card is available for purchase, and we're starting to hear word of systems that will be refreshed to include the 28nm card. Maingear just said that it will offer the 7970 inside its Shift and F131 desktops, followed by the Vybe at some later date. If you recall, the card has a 925MHz engine that can be overclocked to 1.1GHz, 2,048 stream processors and an unusual 384-bit memory bus serving 3GB of GDDR5 -- not to mention, it's capable of a mere 3W power draw in "long idle" mode. Need even more of a recap on how awesome this card is? Find the full PR after the break.
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MAINGEAR SETS THE NO-COMPROMISE BAR WITH THE NEW AMD RADEON™ HD 7970 GRAPHICS CARD

MAINGEAR launches the new AMD Radeon™ HD 7970 video card in their award-winning desktops for gamers looking for an incredible gaming experience on the latest and most demanding titles.

Kenilworth, New Jersey – January 9, 2012 (12:01am EST) - MAINGEAR, an award-winning PC system builder of custom desktops, notebooks, and workstations, gives PC enthusiasts a reason to grin by offering the new AMD Radeon™ HD 7950 and AMD Radeon™ HD 7970 graphics solutions on their award-winning desktop systems.

MAINGEAR systems, equipped with the new AMD Radeon ™ HD 7900 series graphics cards offer the fastest graphics performance to date. This new generation of AMD graphics provides the best gaming experience possible with maximum detail settings enabled. The AMD Radeon™ HD 7970 supports DirectX® 11 and comes equipped with AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology for immersive entertainment and enhanced productivity. Additionally, the card offers 3GB DDR5 video memory, 2 DVI, 2 mini-display ports, and 1 HDMI output, as well as superior performance with TriFire and QuadFire configurations thanks to AMD CrossFireX™ technology. The AMD Radeon™ HD 7970 graphics card harnesses the visionary GCN architecture, providing higher clockspeeds on the fly and better performance on all the latest games. As the world's first 28nm GPU, this graphics solution is primed to enable astonishing performance and breathtaking image quality, making it the only solution for gamers who expect the best.

This powerful, no-compromise graphics solutions will be available on the SHIFT and F131 MAINGEAR desktops initially and will be offered on the VYBE in the near future, along with their EPIC innovation line of product offerings such as their EPIC CPU Liquid cooling solution. All MAINGEAR products are supported with lifetime labor and phone support in the US, along with one to three year hardware warranty options. For more information about MAINGEAR's desktops with AMD Radeon™ HD 7900 graphic solutions, click here. (www.maingear.com/amd7970)

"'No Compromise' and 'unmatched performance' are an understatement when it comes to what we are seeing in the MAINGEAR Labs" said Wallace Santos, CEO and Founder of MAINGEAR. "With AMD's Radeon™ HD 7970 graphics card, gamers looking for a true over the top gaming experience will find what they are looking for."

"MAINGEAR desktops with AMD Radeon™ HD 7970 graphics cards can help players take their game to the next level with unmatched performance, industry-leading image quality, support for the immersive, wraparound experience made possible with AMD Eyefinity technology, and the full spectrum of DirectX 11 technologies that developers have embraced faster than any other DirectX API before it," said Zvika Greenstein, director of Product Management for AMD Desktop Discrete Graphics. "Users of MAINGEAR desktop products with AMD Radeon™ HD 7970 graphics cards can be certain they are getting a cutting edge gaming rig that is ready for today's and tomorrow's DirectX 11 titles."