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DIAMOND 7970PE53G Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

  • 2048 Stream Processors
  • 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5
  • PCI Express 3.0 x16
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Based on the revolutionary new 28nm GCN (Graphics Core Next) architecture, the DIAMOND Radeon HD7970 enables the absurdly high frame rates at demanding setting while using less power and better transistor efficiency, maximizes the most astonishing gaming performance like never before. 

The DIAMOND Radeon HD7970 comes natively equipped with support for PCI Express 3.0 as well as DirectX 11.1. With world-class AMD CrossFire performance scaling, enthusiasts’ GPU experience is maximized when paired with the latest platforms. By utilizing AMD PowerTune technology, the DIAMOND Radeon HD7970 performs a real-time power draw to enable higher clocks and faster gaming; furthermore, with AMD ZeroCore Power Technology, no power is wasted when the graphics card is not in use. 

The DIOMOND Radeon HD7970 also ships with AMD Eyefinity 2.0 technology which features all-new support for stereo 3D, universal bezel compensation and brand new display configurations. Fold and mine faster than ever with AMD App Acceleration to speed up daily applications such as video rendering, web browsing and office applications. The DIOMOND Radeon HD7970 is your personal checklist for ground-breaking technology.


  • newegg New GCN Architecture for Leading DirectX 11 Performance AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series (codename Tahiti) boasts the world's first 28nm GPU architecture which is optimized for gaming and compute. The Tahiti GPU features up to 32 Compute Units, each with 64 Vector Units for up to 2048 Stream Processors, along with dual geometry engines and 8 Render Back ends than can process 32 color ROPs and 128 Z/Stencil ROPs per clock. Backed by 384-bit 3GB of GDDR5 memory, AMD Radeon HD 7970 with GCN Architecture realizes an improvement of over 150% in performance/sq mm over the prior generation.
  • newegg Next Generation AMD Eyefinity Technology & AMD HD3D AMD Eyefinity 2.0 features all-new support for stereo 3D, universal bezel compensation, brand new display configurations and an expanded and more immersive field of view. With full support for 3GHz HDMI and DisplayPort 1.2 HBR2, the AMD Radeon HD 7970 is set to drive next generation displays at up to 4K resolution. The AMD Radeon HD 7970 is also backed by AMD’s open 3D initiative for stereo 3D gaming and Blu-ray 3D movies.
  • newegg Refined AMD PowerTune Technology & AMD ZeroCore Power Technology Designed with the most advanced power management features, the AMD Radeon HD 7970 is equipped with the intelligence to convert unused power headroom into extra performance by dynamically controlling clock speeds, allowing gamers advanced performance inside of the power envelope they specify. AMD ZeroCore Power technology found in the AMD Radeon HD 7970 enables lower idle power than any other currently available graphics card. With support for AMD CrossFire technology, AMD ZeroCore Power eliminates wasted power, as well as additional heat and noise from extra cards when you are not using them.
  • newegg Enhanced Multi-GPU Capabilities with PCI Express 3.0 AMD CrossFire technology is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform. Unlocking game-dominating power, AMD CrossFire technology, coupled with native support for PCI Express 3.0, will allow for unprecedented bandwidth in TriFire and QuadFire configurations.
  • newegg Discrete Digital Multi-Point (DDM) Audio DDM Audio provides multiple independent audio streams for audio-capable displays via DisplayPort or HDMI signals. DDM Audio delivers unique experiences in cases where multi-display video conferencing, directional audio or multi-room entertainment hubs are being used.
  • newegg AMD App Acceleration AMD App Acceleration lets you speed up applications and enjoy brilliant video. Enjoy improved GPGPU performance and new features including Video Codec Engine (VCE) in many top media, entertainment and everyday productivity applications powered by the unprecedented 28nm GCN Architecture. AMD Radeon HD 7970 fully supports DirectCompute 11 and OpenCL 1.2, enabling broad application support today and tomorrow.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years

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  • 2/5/2015 12:13:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill performing

Pros: Great performance. Reference cooler design pushes hot air out the back.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Going to upgrade to a R9 300 series or gtx 970 later this month.

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  • Lawrence W.
  • 8/19/2013 12:50:53 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsawesome oc

Pros: This card PCs crazy I get stable 1160/1900 at 1150 volts. yea I said 1900 MHz on memory from stock 1375 that's crazy .. I love this thing plays all games in ultra settings way better than my 6970 ..

Cons: None will get another one when the price goes down when the 8000 series comes out

Other Thoughts: If you can find a reference card buy it . I only buy reference cards cause they over clock so good plus dual bios switch . My card can go 1225 MHz stable for games but occt benchmarks shows errors so I don't want to damage my card .

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  • Todd L.
  • 7/27/2013 2:28:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOne of the Best References cards

Pros: I agree with what Rick stated before me. I picked this bad boy up before it sold out and have had it for over 2 months now and havent had an issue. Fast and works great for any games thrown at it at 1080p. Overclocked to 1050/1700, needs more voltage and watercooling to go beyond. Hoping to get another to throw them into crossfire and watercool them.

Cons: None currently with the card. However, when the AMD deal was going on, I had to fight with Newegg just to get the 3 free game deal, but didn't get the Tomb Raider one because I got the 3 free games before as what they said was an "Exception." :/ I should take off an egg for it, but its ok for now...

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  • Richard A.
  • 7/24/2013 6:19:15 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Reference Card

Pros: Voltage unlocked, lots of headroom for overclocking. Running it currently at 1015/1750 for Litecoin mining 24/7 with a few breaks to game with it. Stock cooler keeps the card under 70C, even at these settings. Plays everything I throw at it at 1080p with max settings without a problem. In all reality, way more video card than I needed for gaming, but makes for a great LTC miner (running 710kh/s most of the time), picking up a second one to double my output. Easily replaced a pair of 5850s with this single card and reduced my power footprint by a couple hundred watts easily.

Cons: Fan, like all radial fan based coolers, is loud. Unstable above 1750 MHz memory/1075 clock without a ton of voltage, causing the card to get crazy hot. But that's a minor con given that I'm pushing a 150/400 MHz OC already with a very minimal voltage increase.

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  • Joshua D.
  • 4/27/2013 9:57:09 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDead in a month

Pros: Seemed to work well while it lasted.

Cons: Died, started artifacting everywhere. Slow RMA process.

Other Thoughts: Sent it in to Diamond for RMA 2 weeks ago (they've had it for 10 days now) and haven't heard back. I would expect better support on such an expensive card. I've been trying to get an update through their ticketing system. No confirmation of receipt, no reply to my request for update. Very disappointed right now.

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  • David D.
  • 4/24/2013 7:04:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Purchase

Pros: The card is able to handle two 1280x800 projector displays with no problems, although that isn't pushing the absolute limit of the card. It installs easily and is overclockable with CCC from the website. I usually leave the fan manually set to 50 or 55%, which keeps the card below 30 degrees celsius, but I will jack it up before gaming (see below).

Cons: When I start a graphics-intensive game, the temp on the card can climb over 45 degrees easily if I don't turn the fan up to 70-85%. That keeps the temp stable (35-45) and I don't like to go much above that without a headset on, because at 90%+, the fan on this thing sounds like an aircraft APU (loud and high pitched). I have to throw on a circumaural headset if I'm playing a graphically intensive game with the fan at or above 85% to block out the noise.

Other Thoughts: Totally satisfied. I usually play with a headset anyways, and for non-gaming applications I just dial the fan speed down so the noise is not an issue. This card is going to last me for many moons, it seems. System is TA890FXE MB, 955 BE OC 3.7Ghz, Zalman 110mm Fan, 16GB Ripjaws, HD 7970, Crucial M4 512GB SSD, Seagate 1TB HDD.

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  • Noah K.
  • 3/29/2013 4:39:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI love this card

Pros: wow, it may take tweaking in the CCC software to get the most out f it, but its worth it, you should see this card run Bioshock Infinite... WOW! Love it!

Cons: gets hot at times...

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  • Michael W.
  • 3/26/2013 5:26:11 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Video Card

Pros: Does not run that loud at 50% manual on the fan, and card stays nice and cool. Running games like Skyrim with about 50 extra mods or some, high res textures no frame chop whatsoever. Great card . 5 year warranty is sweet !

Cons: No cons so far

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  • william S.
  • 3/25/2013 7:47:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsHow a 7970 Should Be

Pros: A proper reference card and one of the few true ones left, so finding a block to fit is simple. I had heard that Diamonds were renowned for clocking well and it holds true. With an ASIC rating of 82% it's nice to see and mine is clocked at 1125/1575 on stock volts. Benched at 1150/1600 and with a little voltage bump would probably be able to get 1200/1650 stable on air, waiting to put her on water and get up to 1300/1800 if manageable. It's no guarantee that the card you purchase will be a good clocker but every person i've come across on the forums that owns a Diamond has had nothing but good things to say. Also out of the manufacturers they have a pretty long warranty after registry, with five years. I'm coming from two faulty XFX 7970s so i was getting worried that maybe it was the 7970 that was defect because i had never had a problem with XFX or any other card. Also being that it's true reference it has a dual BIOS switch so if you don't feel the need or are new to overclocking and don't want to really dive into it, you can flash to Ghz BIOS and be done.

Cons: It's a shame Diamond doesn't make 7950s.

I wish i could hit 1200/1650 on stock volts and bench.

Other Thoughts: I'm not loyal to either camp by any means, i've only owned two ATI cards in my lifetime, this being my second. I have to say i really love the 7000 series the great overclockability of these cards is a huge selling point for me. At stock speeds the 7970 trades blows with the 680 and at Ghz speed is faster usually, factor in overclocking ability and it's just a great buy at 40-60$ cheaper than the 680s. That and the games are a plus they did factor into my decision.

AMD is very slowly making strides in the CPU department while they're doing very well in the GPU segment IMO. Their GCN architecture is still very young IMO and their driver team is making great strides especially securing triple A titles like Crysis, Bioshock, and Tomb Raider.

It's also to note that with the acquisition of consoles we may seem game development take a turn in favor of AMD somewhat. One thing for certain it's great to see the new consoles on an X86 platform so we, PC gamers technically shouldn't have to put up with ports anymore.

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  • Kyle D.
  • 3/25/2013 4:52:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing Crossfire Performance

Pros: THIS REVIEW is a continuation of my first review. I gave a lot of information in my previous review about the card itself now have some more! This is my update in regards to crossfire! I hope this helps much! :D

-- Amazing crossfire performance as the title of my review says.

-- Card stays still very controlled in terms of temperature even if cards are positioned as close as they can be

-- Performance increase is so huge!

-- Totally worth the price if you love maximum performance!

-- Looks cool to have two cards inside your computer case!

Cons: I actually don't have any cons. Not even being reference cooled card is a con for me.

Other Thoughts: My graphics performance is actually too much for my poor little Phenom II X4 975 BE @ 3.8 GHz. The only reason any of my videogames lag anymore is because the processor load hits 100% in games like Crysis 3 and Assassin's Creed 3. Definitely not the graphics cards. I will be upgrading to an AMD FX-8350 to unlock the true powerful potential of these phenomenal cards!

Another note, I have in my Cooler Master HAF-X 942 case a cooler master turbine master fan in front of my two 7970s to provide additional cooling performance. The combo is extremely effective. It keeps everything nice and happy.

Diamond's customer support in my experiences regarding my 7970 have been absolutely wonderful! They answered my call very nicely and in a timely fashion, the staff that assisted me have been very friendly as well! Very informative in regards to tech support. My advice if you're having problems with the site is to just phone them, they're really on the ball! 5/5 stars, Diamond! :D I shall always be a returning customer.

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