We have to tip our collective hat to AMD for making the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition a blazing-fast graphics card.
This PC is the perfect example of a modern, future-proof, gaming PC - replete with Intel 3rd Generation Core goodness.
With the name Tahiti being dangled before us, we were hoping for a more luxurious surrounding for an insight into AMD's new Southern Islands graphics processor than the basement of a Soho hotel.
If AMD's HD 7970 debut Southern Islands card arrived in a fancy tux heralding a bunch of world firsts, this HD 7750 turns up in a Burton polo shirt and trainers.
We're putting our hopes on this AMD HD 7770 to deliver the best bits of the new AMD Southern Islands architecture for a more palatable price.
AMD is really putting the pressure on Nvidia now with its second release of the new AMD HD 7000 graphics card generation, the AMD Radeon HD 7950.
Sapphire has waded in first with its take on AMD's latest HD 7000 series card, the Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 OverClock edition.
We've been waiting for the second tier of the Southern Islands/AMD HD 7000 series cards for a while now, and finally here it is, the AMD Radeon HD 7950. Was it worth the wait? Yes…and then some.