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GIGABYTE GV-R697OC2-2GD Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

  • 1536 Stream Processors
  • 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5
  • PCI Express 2.1 x16
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Equipped with Ultra Durable VGA+ board and the GIGABYTE’s trademark WindForce 3X anti-turbulence cooling system, GIGABYTE GV-R697OC2-2GD offers enthusiasts unrivaled visual quality and intense gaming performance with its excellent overclocking capability.

Get second-generation DirectX 11-capable graphics for an amazing Eye-Definition gaming experience. Speed up applications and enjoy brilliant video with AMD App Acceleration. With AMD CrossFireX for gaming power scaling, flexible and cost-effective AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology and AMD HD3D technology for 3D entertainment, the GIGABYTE GV-R697OC2-2GD graphics card offers the ultimate immersive visual experience.

  • newegg WINDFORCE 3X- Vapor chamber-Outward Inclined The GV-R697OC2-2GD is equipped with WINDFORCE 3X cooling solution. WINDFORCE 3X 3D-inclined fin design is GIGABYTE’s first generation triple-fan solution. It features 3 ultra-quiet PWM fans, three copper heat pipes and a unique vapor chamber to strengthen the speed of heat dissipation.
  • newegg Ultra Durable VGA + Thanks to Ultra Durable VGA+ that features 5+1 quality components, the Super Overclock Series supports top performance in graphics benchmarking. GIGABYTE Ultra Durable VGA+’s 5 units of proadlizer on GV-R697OC2-2GD graphics cards is able to provide amazing current capacity and extremely low ESL/ESR for super overclocking ability compared to traditional power design (zero proadlizers). The added proadlizers transmit more stable power even during heavy loading.
  • newegg AMD Eyefinity Technology with Dual DisplayPort 1.2 Supporting multiple independent display outputs simultaneously, AMD Eyefinity technology delivers innovative graphics display capabilities enabling massive desktop workspaces and ultra-immersive visual environments for the ultimate panoramic computing experience. The new display interface DisplayPort 1.2 boasts features such as 2560x1600 max resolution per display, 21.6 Gbps bandwidth, multi-stream transport and high bit-rate audio, enabling simple, affordable and flexible multi-display configurations.
  • newegg Microsoft DirectX 11 The very latest in high-speed, high-fidelity gaming and computing, Microsoft DirectX 11 featuring new technologies like Compute Shaders, Direct2D, Multi-threaded Rendering and Tessellation enables not just more visually stunning games, but significant performance improvements in some of your favorite websites and everyday applications.
  • newegg Image Quality Enhancement Technology The AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series GPUs boasts new image quality features including Enhanced Quality Anti-Aliasing (EQAA), which uses a new sampling technique to help improve visual quality, Morphological Anti-Aliasing (MLAA) compatible with any DirectX 9/10/11 application, and improved anisotropic filtering. These enhanced anti-aliasing features enable dramatically improved image quality and enhanced visual quality features for intensely realistic looking games.
  • newegg AMD APP Acceleration Technology With AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) technology and third-generation UVD (Unified Video Decoder) dedicated video playback accelerator, enjoy beautifully rich and clear video playback when streaming from the web. Take in your favorite movies in stunning, stutter-free HD quality and run multiple applications smoothly at maximum speed. Enjoy lightning fast game play and realistic physics effects with enhanced Video Quality features such as advanced post-processing and scaling, dynamic contrast enhancement and color correction, and independent video gamma control.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Anonymous
  • 5/19/2013 1:22:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot so durable

Pros: Very fast in Crossfire until it died.

Cons: Died. Some artifacts then paperweight.

Other Thoughts: Not very impressed with the "Ultra-Durable" part. CPU was overclocked cards were not. Running in Cross-fire on an Asus Revolution board. Storm Sniper case so cooling wasn't an issue. Hopefully the warranty is better than the card.

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  • Dalia B.
  • 8/3/2012 3:33:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggscrashed...

Pros: good card

Cons: when playing a game it suddenly crashed... now i have some dificulities to change it because now I live not in usa...

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  • Anthony L.
  • 11/24/2011 9:03:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDead after 6 months

Pros: Powerful card

Cons: This card stopped working after 6 months.

Manufacturer Response:

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Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your Gigabyte product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 77586 in the subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.

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  • John M.
  • 10/31/2011 11:30:01 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGreat Card - Terrible Company

Pros: The card is amazingly powerful, quiet and well built.

Cons: Died after 5 months, working with Gigabyte to get it replaced has been the worst experience I have ever had with any technology company. While i like the cooler they have come up with and the design choices they made, I will never again buy any of their products.

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Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your Gigabyte product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 76753 in the subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.

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  • Cayenne T.
  • 8/1/2011 5:52:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsIt's a nice card

Pros: It's fast, cool, quiet. Exactly what I expected for this price... good for gaming, or bitcoin mining if you're into that.

Cons: The card died on me 20 days out of the return period. Sharp acrid smell, no post. I'm glad I still have my old card. I'll be seeing if I can't RMA this to Gigabyte.

Other Thoughts: If electronics are going to fry it usually happens in the first three months, or after 5 years. I got a bad card, but while it was working it was nice. If the replacement dies on me I'll be a little more disappointed.

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  • Christopher C.
  • 6/14/2011 1:37:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsQuite but runs very hot

Pros: I get 400Mh/s mining Bitcoins. It works well for gaming. It is very quiet, which is why I got it.

Cons: It gets VERY hot. 80 degrees is not uncommon. This is with extra airflow and additional heatsinks on top of the board. At idle it runs about 45C.

You pretty much have to max the fan speed, if doing anything with this card. And you pratically can't put anything directly beneath this card. It needs lots of space.

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  • Steven P.
  • 6/14/2011 8:08:37 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Has a 3 year warranty.

Cons: Has dot problems, Big dot problems.
The dots are exclusive to 2D modes. So far, I am unaware of any problems with other 3D applications.
When a search page is open there are these tiny pin head dots everywhere.
Most are in groups of threes. When a game is running, like Rift, the
landscape and sky flashes with patches of gray, and the objects project
different color spears of flashing light. I probably got a bad card right out of the box. Gigabyte did offer me a RMA but time was running out. Newegg to the rescue. RMA card for full credit. and got the Power color card. So far this card works great and has nice cooling as well. I like Gigabyte but all it takes is one rotten egg for me. Hope you other guys have better luck with this card.

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Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your Gigabyte product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyte-usa.com with the case number 71797 in the subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.

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  • Jeffrey B.
  • 6/8/2011 6:02:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsCrashes.

Pros: It's quiet.

Cons: This card works great for 5 minutes. Then it crashes. I've reinstalled the drivers, and that does nothing.

Other Thoughts: I'm going to have to send this back, and then I'll probably have to wait 2 weeks to get another one. Really annoying.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your Gigabyte product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyte-usa.com with the case number 71608 in the subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.

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  • William J.
  • 6/7/2011 2:45:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWhere do I start?

Pros: Nice and Cool most of the time.

Cons: Lets start with drivers. If your not running the drivers from the disc (10.2) they won't work. I can't play dragon age 2 in direct x11 anymore b/c it requires at least 10.4. Notice I said cool most of the time, I had to order 100mm crossfire cables and separate them further apart (thankfully i have 3 pci-e slots) b/c of the heat reaching over 90c under load with 100% fan speed.

Other Thoughts: All in all this was the first and last time I will buy from this company.

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Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your Gigabyte product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyte-usa.com with the case number 71541 in the subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.

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  • Walter K.
  • 6/6/2011 4:46:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot much better on Round 2

Pros: Quiet, fast

Cons: Runs extremely hot, 77C under load, started making a buzzing sound after 2 days - fan, heat sink, coolant?

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Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your Gigabyte product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyte-usa.com with the case number 71538 in the subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.

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