Originally Posted by jam2k
1Ghz is too low, I expect at least 1.2 -1.3 Ghz with a higher binned chip
My 7970 OCes to 1.18Ghz with default voltage
And also came with a 900 factory clock. They aren't going to run it balls to the walls and shoot up RMA count and lose money. 1GHz is long, and safe. I'm sure there will be "OC" editions that move to 1100-1200 just like there are some with 1000-1050 already.