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MSI R7970 TF 3GD5/OC BE Radeon HD 7970 3GB Twin Frozr OC Boost Edition 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

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  • 2048 Stream Processors
  • 3GB 384-bit GDDR5
  • PCI Express 3.0 x16

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Enjoy a new level of realism in the latest DirectX 11 titles with MSI R7970 TF 3GD5/OC BE Radeon HD 7970 graphics card. Based on highly acclaimed 28nm GCN architecture, this VGA card is built around 2048 Stream Processors and gigantic 3GB/384-bit memory and thereby producing reality-redefining graphics in amazing Full HD detail in your favorite FPS, RTS, MMORPG and RACING games. Groundbreaking 1000MHz Core Clock and 1050MHz Boost Clock - much higher than the reference design - brings graphics performance to a new height.

Performance is the whole story. Proven Twin Frozr III thermal solution guarantees efficient yet quiet cooling in various load conditions. All solid capacitors translate to better power delivery, lower temperatures and significantly extended lifespan. For overclocking enthusiasts and DIY professionals alike, MSI exclusive Afterburner overclocking utility puts you into the driver's seat to finely tweak the parameters and extract maximum performance from your graphics card.

  • newegg Twin Frozr III Thermal Design Discreetly designed and engineered thermal solution ensures excellent cooling in various load levels. Dual 8 PWM fans with SuperPipe technology provide better heat dissipation, while Propeller Blade technology generates 20% more airflow than traditional fan design, achieving 18-degrees cooler temperatures and 10.7 dB quieter noise than reference design!
  • newegg MSI ALL Solid Capacitor MSI Graphics Card products use high quality solid capacitors. For gamers and high-end users, this feature not only means better quality components within, but also much stronger support while you engage in hard-core tuning.
  • newegg Afterburner Co-developed by MSI and Rivatuner, MSI releases the ultimate graphics card utility “Afterburner”. This utility enables all MSI graphics cards users to boost performance and to monitor all kinds of critical information in real-time. The latest version also supports in-game video recording for easy share and wireless control by Android and iOS handheld devices.
  • newegg Eyefinity The next generation of AMD Eyefinity technology features all-new support for stereo 3D, universal bezel compensation and brand new display configurations, bringing you ultimate panoramic computing experience.
  • newegg AMD HD3D Technology AMD HD3D Technology is supported by an advanced and open ecosystem that, in conjunction with specific AMD hardware and software technologies, enables 3D display capabilities for many PC applications and experiences.
  • newegg Refined AMD PowerTune Technology Designed with the most advanced power management features, the AMD Radeon HD graphics card 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.

Learn more about the MSI R7970 TF 3GD5/OC BE

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  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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Customer Reviews of the MSI R7970 TF 3GD5/OC BE

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/31/2016 9:11:43 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDont buy MSI

Pros: It worked for about a year before issues.

Cons: Existing display ports do not support multiple monitor setups out of the box, you will need additional adaptors.
Fan noise is extremely loud under load.
Runs hot.
Cooling fans fail to spin quit often, so card overheats and shuts down system.

Other Thoughts: MSI online tech support and RMA process is just bad.
Cannot submit online requests due to required fields being locked. Still have one year on my warranty, but I am done trying to get this replaced. I will never buy MSI again.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valuable Customer
Sorry to hear about the issue you reported. Before considering an RMA can you check following steps below since many reasons can cause the situation like this ,
1. Check and make sure that power are connected firmly, clear CMOS.
2. Check your other major hardware’s (memory,CPU and power supply) to ensure that they are not the cause of the issue.
3. Verify that your motherboard have latest BIOS and driver for best result and if possible test video card on another working system.
4. If you need further assistant, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 9am to 6pm Pacific standard Time.

Thanks for choosing MSI

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team |

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  • Dan D.
  • 9/29/2014 3:18:29 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsNot a good card

Pros: not much

Cons: I got this card as a replacement, as i'm under warrenty and my 7970 became a brick, I got 2 replacement cards from MSI and finally got this one as well. Seems none of the MSI replacement cards are any good .

Other Thoughts: MSI's warranty process is a sure pain. Send your equipment in for rma/repair, get something back from MSI, install replacement cards. Ooops the replacement card fails too. On my 4th card and i have little or no hope the replacement will work.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
There is no known issue with our MSI replacement video card since we tested replacement before we ship back to our customers. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly by email at or by phone at 626.271.1004 M-F, 6AM to 6PM PST. Provide us your RMA number, serial numbers and we will be more than happy to assist you.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team |

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  • Eric G.
  • 4/8/2014 7:45:41 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMSI HD 7970

Pros: This card is a screamer. I have been using it for hardcore gaming, streaming, video capture, and other applications for the past 6 months. It was on sale when I bought it and I used a gift card so it was under the 150 dollar price point. It has never crashed on me and all the updates seem to run seamlessly. It's also quiet and runs at a cool 41 degrees C. Best gfx card for your money even over the R 270's which just came out. The benchmark tested better than the new gen cards as well. I also enjoy the look of the brushed aluminum on the card itself. Very slick looking card.

Cons: none.

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  • 2/19/2014 12:26:57 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUpdate with power info from questions

Pros: Low Idle power draw! And card has no high speed coil whine issues at load fan operation...

Runs anything I want it to run @ stock, but I am not a hardcore gamer. Just some SC2 and old games, Portal 2 and the like once in a while.

Cons: no

Other Thoughts: "I can actually. I will update one of my reviews. For now, here are the stats in my particular machine, using GPU-Z: Idle: 0.3A @12.06V VDDC is 0.850V with spikes to 1.2V. The current is anywhere between 0.01V and 2.3V. Load: (Kombustor/Furmark for a few minutes): 133.8A @ 11.66V Current and VDDC with the heavy load numbers as they're the same. Heavy load: (More time): 190.3A @ 12V VDDC is 1.256V, and the current in held at 17.5 or below the moment the card came under load. I don't bother overclocking, this card is already overkill for all gaming I do. Under full load, it never rose above 75C*. Fans were fine." Taken from answer to a question emailed to me.

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  • Will G.
  • 2/17/2014 7:21:15 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGlad I bought when i did

Pros: Everything. 3rd 7970 in a tri-fire set up. Easy to put on a slight overclock use CCC (to match my other two cards - Sapphires)

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: If prices today were what they were when I bought it I'd buy a 4th just for grins

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  • Torrey S.
  • 12/5/2013 7:10:55 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsOverly Hot!

Pros: Price Comparison with Nvidia

Cons: Heat. Playing Planetside 2 card gets up into to lower 90's c, and this is with stock settings. Seems to run overly hot to me. Noise is another con, but this goes hand in hand with the heat....the hotter the faster the fan more noise.

Other Thoughts: Seems to me the heat is on the high side for out of the box settings.

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  • Clint M.
  • 12/5/2013 6:26:54 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsThey Run Hot

Pros: Great Performance in all Games

Cons: I purchased two of these and the only issues were coil whine and they hit the upper 88C range after stress tetsts

Other Thoughts: Price drop occurred right after purchace

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  • John L.
  • 11/29/2013 7:50:34 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot great.

Pros: This is the best 7970 that i have had out of the 2. It runs most game on high. The other was a gigabyte card.

Cons: It is always running hot to me. I would get to 85C in some games and raise my case temp by 15c. I had a crossfire setup and I did not like it. It only work well in one game.

Other Thoughts: It is not bad for the money, but if you plenty I would go with the 780ti. I love it.

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  • Richard P.
  • 11/13/2013 8:27:24 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great for gaming, handles
monitors of different specs without any problems, a little noisy when gaming but not to the point where it is a problem.

Cons: None yet, but I continue to press it.

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  • 3R I.
  • 10/29/2013 10:27:29 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsLasted a month

Pros: Worked great when it worked to bad it wasn't very long

Cons: After only 1 month of use it gave out on me. Brand new computer built from ground up and couldn't even last a month of casual gaming.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the issues that you are having with this product.

If you have not go through troubleshooting yet, then feel free to contact our tech support team for assistance at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific Time.
If you have gone through troubleshooting and confirmed the symptom, then please kindly visit the URL below to set up a RMA for warranty service.

Required Information:
1. Full name (first, and last)
2. Telephone #
3. Physical address (No PO box)
4. Email address
5. Serial number (located on the box, or the back of VGA card, eg 602-xxxx-xxxBxxxxxxxxxx)
6. Please write clear details about symptoms you are having onto the Special Remark section.

Once your information and warranty are verified by the system then you will get a RMA# immediately.
You will receive a RMA email which indicates the turn-around time as well as ship-to address.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the product or special requests, received the unit back from RMA but are still having issues, please do not hesitate to call us or email us directly and we will be more than happy to assist you, thank you.
Tech Support Line: 626-271-1004 (M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific Time)
Tech Support Email:

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team |

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