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Transform your games with incredibly detailed graphics in the FPS, RTS, MMORPG, and RACING games with the PowerColor AX7970 3GBD5-2DHPPV video card. This Radeon HD 7970 VGA card is based on the 28nm visionary GCN architecture and built with 3GB/384-bit DDR5 memory, primed to deliver strikingly beautiful image quality and lifelike environmental interaction in the latest DirectX 11 titles. And an assortment of display technology, such as AMD Eyefinity, AMD HD 3D, AMD APP Acceleration, and AMD PowerTune, offers you more than one way to elevate your gaming experience. PowerColor's dual fan design ensures unmatched cooling capability, while keeping it running whisper-quiet for a truly immersive, distraction-free gaming experience.
This review is from: PowerColor PCS+ Radeon HD 7970 DirectX 11 AX7970 3GBD5-2DHPPV 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Pros: Awesome graphics, incredible power! Better speed than the GHz edition and a great cooler along with it.
Cons: Card is huge, about 2.2 slots worth of space is needed. At load, it gives off a lot of heat and the fans get noticeably louder.
Other Thoughts: Read some reviews about DOA cards, but I got mine refurbished and it's been working perfectly for months. Running 3 x 24" 1080p monitors in Eyefinity (5760 x 1080 resolution) with an additional 47" 3d TV simultaneously off this one card and I can still crank up the graphic settings to high on most games while getting decent frames. The temps only go to about 68C at full load, but I can definitely feel the heat in my room after a couple hours of gaming (which is fine, since it's usually cold where I live). You'll need 2 active mini displayport adapters to do eyefinity (my card came with 1), but it is totally worth it and this card can easily handle it. I'll snag another one for crossfire if the price ever drops.
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