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XFX Double D FX797GTDFC Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 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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The XFX Double D FX797GTDFC is a high-end graphics card designed for hardcore gamers seeking smooth gameplay in the latest HD titles. It's based on the cutting-edge 28nm GCN architecture and built around 2048 Stream Processors with 3GB/384-bit GDDR5 memory. Together with amazing 1050MHz Core clocks and 6.0Gbps memory frequency, your visual experience would enter a new level of realism. The professional-grade components and engineering deliver unmatched strength and durability to withstand heavy-duty use. The Double Dissipation Technology covers the entire card, including thermal, GPU, heatsinks, components and the PCB board, so you can play as hard as you want with complete confidence.

  • newegg GHz Edition The first generation of ground breaking GPUs with core clocks above 1GHz. The GHz Edition graphics cards from XFX & AMD are designed with massive headroom for overclocking beyond 1GHz.
  • newegg Double Dissipation Edition XFX’s unique dual fan design allows air to cool everything including the thermal, GPU, heatsinks, components and the PCB board.
  • newegg The XFactor - See the XFX Difference Built with the first class components including solid capacitors, ferrite core choke, 2oz copper layer, dust-free IP-5X fan and XFX bracket design, this card delivers unmatched reliability, stability and durability even under the most demanding environments.
  • newegg GCN Architecture The Radeon HD 7970 boasts revolutionary new GCN Architecture which is optimized for gaming and compute. And the DirectX 11 support brings your visual experience to a new level.
  • 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 App Acceleration Powered by a set of innovative hardware and software technologies working in concert behind the scenes, AMD App Acceleration gives you enhanced speed and performance beyond traditional graphics and video processing.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): Lifetime
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): Lifetime


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  • michael t.
  • 4/14/2014 4:51:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsXFX Support

Pros: The card ran great for a little over a year, then started rebooting the system. Ran a few tests and isolated it to the card and then reached out to XFX. It's awesome they have lifetime warranties! XFX easily approved an RMA and is now shipping a 280X as a replacement (which is even more powerful than the 7970). Overall, very pleased with XFX.

Cons: It is disturbing that the card died within 2 years... I don't think I have ever had a card die that quickly before. And I tend to keep them for many years (passing them down to other computers and then other family members who don't game once they're really old). If not for XFX great support, I would've rated it MUCH lower.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for the great review!

We are happy you are pleased with our support. If you have any further questions, please contact us at neweggsupport@xfxforce.com.

Play hard!

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  • Gustavo P.
  • 3/27/2014 10:05:58 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsXFX Customer Support

Pros: Hoping XFX guy here at newegg can help , maybe expidite my situation and make sure it gets taken care of properly.

Still love my cards.

Cons: More of a inconvenience , at this point. Realistically, not going to bad mouth product because of 1 fan failure. Concerned now, with previous problems with XFX having lost all records of Warrenty and told to simply just re-register. Hoping Neweggs XFX rep who answers these will help.

Other Thoughts: Have made 2 very favorable reviews in past for this product. One on 05-13-2013 and most recently, 11-12-2013
Now one of the cards mentioned fan has crapped out.

PS both my cards should have lifetime warrenty since they were registered withing 30 days from purchase.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Digistar, please contact us at neweggsupport@xfxforce.com. I can ship replacement fans free of charge if you indicate which fan is damaged and have a support ticket at xfxsupport.com.

Thank you

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  • Dwayne C.
  • 3/19/2014 5:29:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsMy last ATI cards... EVER!!

Pros: On first installation and user these cards are great, but it is not until after you begin to use them that their true nature shows it's self.

Cons: First I purchased two of these at the same time as I am doing a Crossfire setup. Of the two cards one was DOA and after dealing with XFX support for 3 weeks I finally convenced them to send me a replacement, Shipping at my expense ofcource!!

Now when I get my replacement I get a new surprise, there are two versions of the card. Apparently this card can come in two flavors even though the product number is the same. One version has 2 DVI ports, the other has 1 DVI and one HDMI. Now hoping this is just a pot difference and not a card difference I connect my replacement and setup my Crossfire setup. For 6 months everything is great, but then trouble starts, I am now experiencing random crashes and system lock-ups when running graphics intensive applications. I know it is the video cards because the offending .dll is the ATI ones.

Now before you ask, yes I can tried driver updates. I have even done complete OS rebuilds 3 times and each time I ensure I use the latest ATI approved drivers and I still have the issue. I have narrowed down the problem to the card I did not RMA already.

So let me experience be a guide. Just go with NVIDIA that or a different manufacturer then XFX.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello, we're sorry you had issues with your cards. We want to fix this issue immediately.

Please contact us at neweggsupport@xfxforce.com.

Thank you

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  • Rick C.
  • 3/12/2014 4:22:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo far So good!

Pros: Runs BF4 BF3, DCS World and Falcon BMS at highest settings. Haven't tried it on Arma yet but then again that game is more CPU dependent too.
Overclocks well and when I'm not over clocked the temp stays below 73C

Cons: None yet. Overclocks well and when I'm not over clocked the temp stays below 73C

Other Thoughts: Used my $25 gift card and got $15 off to offset a competitor thanks to the Great customer service of New egg and acknowledging the money I have spend here through the years :)

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for the great review!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at neweggsupport@xfxforce.com.

Play Hard!

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  • Paul B.
  • 3/9/2014 8:30:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsMissing Lemon

Pros: Quick delivery by Newegg

Cons: 1. Omissions by manufacturer.
The card does come with a lifetime warranty. But only you register within 30 days on their website.

2. Poor customer support.
After the fan failed one the card it took several days to raise someone via email. All subsequent communication each took several days.
XFX refused to pay shipping costs, which took 20USD out of my pocket to ship the card to CA. That took care of the rebate they are giving out.

3.Performance
Fans are unable to keep the card cool on their own...not even close and the frame rate is low.

4. Power hog
My first electricity bill was shocking. At least double of what it was the same month last year. If you plan to use the card for mining it won't be worth your while.

5. Loud
I can easily hear the hum from the far corner of my home.

All in all this is certainly the worth purchase I've made online. If I could still return it I would but now looks like I'll be trying to resell it for half the price online.

Other Thoughts: If you are not professional make sure that people you are dealing with are. XFX had lackluster customer support. Poor response times and verbal skills

Manufacturer Response:

Hello PGB,

We're sorry you are having issues. Unfortunately this review is difficult to respond to, so i will do my best to help address each issue.

1. Our graphics cards do not produce omissions. There is no exchange of any fuels or gasses. Any omissions would not be GPU related.

2. Customer support is open M-F 9-5PM PST. You can also try xfxsupport.com for written tickets and continuing support. Also neweggsupport@xfxforce.com is always available to assist you during the same hours.

3. Performance related issues are usually drivers or un-real expectations. If you are having any issues still, please contact us for further support. Typically its driver related.

4. This card requires a 6 and 8pin power connector, with the potential to use up to 300W. Like any other 7970, it requires a fair amount of power to operate.

5. Your graphics card is so loud at idle you can hear it across your house? Are the fans damged? Are you mining on the card with default settings?

At this time, we think your only issue may be driver related or perhaps a damaged fan. Please contact us for support regarding replacement parts and driver installations. neweggsupport@xfxforce.com

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  • Mark W.
  • 3/9/2014 8:22:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsXFX Double D FX797GTDFC Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Pros: I was new to xfx cards when i purchased this, i bought this card because one of my good friends bought the exact same card and talked so highly of it. Card was amazing the first 5 months i had it played every game high to ultra graghics. such as games like:
1.Farcry 3
2.battlefield 4
3.crysis 3

Cons: When i installed the card and loaded into games the card would make a buzzing sound i researched this and this was a common issue with the card, the card started running hot around 70-80c on games that shouldnt have put that kinda strain or load on the card im talking games like Diablo 3 even tried turning down the graghics to see if i had any better temps to find out it was still running hot. on a few occasions the card actually caused my computer to randomly reboot my computer during games. as of 3/8/2014 the card shut down my pc while playing diablo3 and started smoking in my case like it was catching fire smoke pouring out of it had to quickly unplug everything and pull the card out 1 year of use i find this once again unacceptable of a card that was pretty much 500.00$

Other Thoughts: XFX webpage seems broken to me. when i purchased the card i went to register on there site and either there support site was down or was generally having issues. took my almost 3 weeks to be able to register my product this was back in 02/19/13. i started playing battlefield 4 around december of 2013 and noticed the game was telling me there was a better driver for my card. so i went straight to xfx to get the driver, when i tried logging in it told me My user account did not exist. i only use 1 email items like this so i knew something was wrong. i tried password resets and all and still told me i did not exist.i had to remake my account and re-register my card this i feel is unacceptable. i have 2 friends whom have XFX products and registered them and they both currently are having the same issue with XFXsupport.com, telling them theyre accounts do not exist...and as ive read on other reviews me and my friend are not the only ones having this problem. Not only is the site unstable a company that produces such a high dollar card should not have spelling issues all over there support page. and it should be alot easier to use than what it currently is. Im still waiting back for a RMA application or waiting to speak to someone about my card

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  • Mark W.
  • 3/8/2014 4:47:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsCard Burnt out after 1 year

Pros: Great Card handled every game with high graghics out performed any and all the Nvidia cards ive ever owned.

Cons: After about 6 months i started getting a random shut down in the middle of playing more graghic intense games i also noticed the card was running slightly hot, so i did some research and learned that this was a very common problem. as of lastnight the card shut off my computer and i instantly started to smell the card burning i quickly jumped up opened the case to find it smoking and almost catching fire..i went to xfxforce.com to submit for a RMA but it seems theres a run around on the site for RMA as im still waiting on a response for my support ticket..

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  • Benjamin B.
  • 2/21/2014 9:27:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Card

Pros: Availability vrs cost is the biggest pro.
I've been reaching 755kh/s average between my two cards.

Cons: The stock firmware and its memory ratios seem to be a bit off to get high hash rates.
It runs hot, I was looking for alternative cooling but not a reference design so full waterblocks are not readily available. I am aware that running hot is likely due to load and just something that is to be expected.

Other Thoughts: My motherboard didn't allow for an open slot between two cards so I am running one on a pcie 1x to 16x riser.
Without the riser I wasn't able to get 750+ kh/s out of both cards due to heat.
On my previous review I got a manufactures response.
Manufacturer Response:
Hello Broben05,

It really depends on who is setting up the mining settings. All cards require some form of modificatoin to get the "peak" performance. As far as this card is concerned, try turning down the voltage P -5 to -20. Rations of .625 and .7 seem to work best (mem vs core). 1225mem 974eng is pretty popular at i-13. Unfortunately this is a community issue that should be addressed with them.

If you have any questions, please contact us and let us know.

Play Hard!

I tried these settings and got under 500kh/s out of the card.
I am running a tweaked xfx bios. I have my settings as
"gpu-engine" : "1050-1105",
"gpu-memclock" : "1720",
"gpu-powertune" : "20",
"intensity" : "13"
"gpu-threads" : "2",
I have slightly different memory clock settings between the two cards I have, one is running 1690 as about the ideal the other is running 1720.
I found helpful advise for tuning these cards from a forum with this title
"SAVE money - undervolting 7970 XFX, self made VBE7 bios"
This is where I derived what is working for me. I understand that some of my comments may not go over well with the product review guidlines, but they are marketing this card in several scrypt coin mining rig packages and the reality is people are going to consider tweaks to get a card from around 500kh/s to around 750kh/s.
Also to be noted is that I'm currently considering a gpu processor only water-block and heat sinks for the rest of the card so I don't have to run a 120v box fan to cool my system. I allready do cpu cooling with a xspc waterblock and 3x120mm radiator. I'm considering adding a single 140mm rad to my look with the two gpu blocks so I can run my system with less noise.

My system build is
Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced
Intel i7-960 running 4.0ghz
Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R motherboard
Cooler Master Silent Pro 850W psu
XSPC Raystorm EX360 using Scythe Gentle Typhoon 1450rpm in pull
Two wd black 1tb in raid 0
120gb Sandisk Extreme SSD
win 7 pro

Manufacturer Response:

We are happy you resolved your issue.

Thank you

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  • Scott F.
  • 2/19/2014 4:11:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent for mining

Pros: These cards are awesome. When you plug them in right out of the box you only get around 500 kH/s but you can easily get 700+. I'm running smos with 6 of these, and Intensity of 20, and engine clock at 1150, and memory clock at 1650 yields 740 kH/s average with no hardware errors.

Pretty easy to cool as well, I have my cards mounted to a metal grid on a metal shelf and I Just use a box fan on top of them to help vent. Temp usually stays around 75 or below with that method.

Cons: Only two cons with this that I can tell...

1) This is a modified design so good luck finding a stock waterblock if you are looking into liquid cooling, it's going to be very tricky.

2) As soon as the card hits 80-82C it crashes and you have to reboot the system, so good airflow IS A MUST.

Other Thoughts: Because the price of AMD cards is so heavily inflated, I don't really know if this card is worth $470 or higher, I managed to nab them when they were $430 still. Maybe wait and see if there is going to be a large dump of cards on other sites after the mining craze stalls a bit? I plan on doing that...

Manufacturer Response:

Excellent. We are happy you are pleased.

Thank you for the great review.

If you have any questions, please contact us at neweggsupport@xfxforce.com.

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  • Paul R.
  • 2/19/2014 11:17:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMining

Pros: Very stable and reliable. I set up a true headless miner that I can forget about and hasn't let me down.

Cons: I'm a little disappointed with the hash rates I'm getting right now. Also, these cards seem to be voltage locked so you'll have to flash the bios if you want to undervolt them (I haven't done this yet.. I'll have to research more before I try it). I have numerous fans on them to keep the temps down.

Other Thoughts: I'm *only* getting around 640 khash/s per card with temps under 80c. I was hoping to be around 700. Below are my cgminer 3.7.2 settings. Please e-mail me @ paul.alex.rochelle@gmail.com if you've had more success or feel free to tip me @ 1Gz8JuXdccVMC3ZtoWPd8GPmhFER7EEuHB if this has been helpful.

setx GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT 100
setx GPU_USE_SYNC_OBJECTS 1
cgminer.exe --scrypt -o stratum+tcp://usa-1.liteguardian.com:3335 -u xxxx.2 -p x --thread-concurrency 24000 -I 20 -g 1 -w 256 --gpu-engine 1050 --gpu-memclock 1520 --gpu-powertune 20 --no-submit-stale

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for the great review!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at xfxsupport.com or email us at neweggsupport@xfxforce.com.

Play Hard!

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