Sapphire Unveils Flex HD 6970 Battlefield 3 Edition Graphics Card

Have you ever tried to kill two birds with one stone? It's not always easy, and pet stores tend to frown on such things. But if you happen to need a videocard upgrade and are interested in picking up the just-released Battlefield 3 game from EA, well, Sapphire might have just what you're looking for.

The new Limited Edition Sapphire FleX HD 6970 2GB GDDR5 BF3 Edition graphics card gives gamers access to a free copy of the full game everyone's talking about. And the card itself is pretty rad with 1536 stream processors, 96 texture processing units, and a dual BIOS switch that lets users switch between two performance settings. When set to Normal, the card races along at 880MHz for the core and 1375MHz for the memory, along with a quiet fan profile. Set the switch to Boost, however, and the core clock is cranked up to 930MHz. It also increases the core voltage, just in case you want to try your hand at manually overclocking the card even more.

In addition to BF3, the card comes with a CrossFire bridge cable, DVI to VGA adapter, Mini-DP to DP cable, 6-pin to 4-pin power cable, 8-pin to 4-pin x2 power cable, HDMI to SL-DVI adapter, and a 1.8 meter HDMI 1.4a cable (retail card only).

No word on price or availability.