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XFX HD-597A-CNB9 Radeon HD 5970 Black Edition 2GB 512 (256 x 2)-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

  • 3200 (1600 x 2) Stream Processors
  • 2GB 512 (256 x 2)-Bit GDDR5
  • PCI Express 2.1 x16
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  • mark o.
  • 3/22/2014 7:04:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Good performance but i wish it had longer life span card died in 3 years.

Cons: The card died after 3 years of use

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Brunar, we are sorry you are having issues with your card.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

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  • Michael T.
  • 6/29/2013 3:30:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsStay away from single card dual gpu

Pros: Good performance on some games.

Cons: Many popular 3d games do not take crossfire into account as much as they should. You'll have to do all sorts of wacky things to get this card to work on some games (disable Vsync, install 3rd party FPS limiter, possibly run tools like MSI afterburner or RadeonPro in the background).

Save yourself a headache and get a single good card instead of two crossfire cards (also don't get a single card with dual GPUs like this card).

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  • Martin M.
  • 11/18/2011 10:03:37 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsXFX Radeon HD 5970 Black Edition 2GB

Pros: I’ve been play testing this video card for over a year…It’s Beast! What more can I say.

Cons: Why so expensive...? I wish i could afford 2x

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  • george r.
  • 2/3/2011 12:44:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWorst service ever

Pros: NONE

Cons: Wow... Let me start by saying it took XFX 7 months to get me a card that worked- 2 RMAs during that time, all the while telling me it was my system- So I built a second system... Same problems. Built a rig for a friend identical to mine, his worked mine didn't- I told them all this and it was still my system that was wrong. I downloaded everything they asked I re loaded windows several times, xfx drivers, tried many different combos of components- nothing- they send me another, same problems, I go through the whole ordeal again and again- I don't know how many hours I wasted that I'll never get back- Double Life Time warranty my _ _ _. They would not give me money back and the only thing they will send you is a refurb! Someone elses problem card! 7 MONTHS MAN! REALLY?! REALLY?! The last card I recieved- I reluctantly hooked it up and what do ya know, it worked. So I was right all along, cuz I used the same rig I had at the start.

Other Thoughts: I really hate when people say they'll never buy a product from a certain company in a review and its usually for nothing- so petty, (and the company doesn't really care as they already have your money) but in this case I can say I will never purchase XFX products again and anyone who ever asked my opinion on the matter will get both barrels of disgust from me and advise to go with another brand- also newegg should let you do zero stars.

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  • Thomas P.
  • 1/19/2011 7:54:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsXFX Support is ZERO eggs

Pros: Fast if it would have ever worked, arrived DOA, replacement from XFX arrived with issues and failed this past week.

Cons: Took three weeks to get another from XFX and it too was bad but limped and bluescreened my PC. XFX said it was my PC for a very long time until the card died again.

Other Thoughts: I am advising everyone to put XFX on hold due to extremely long dealing with these RMA issues. Two to three days for a tech update on the case. It took over two weeks to get my first card replaced. Never buying again. Back to EVGA and Nvidia GTX 580 SLI ZERO issues!

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  • 1/2/2011 5:57:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsnot worth it

Pros: fastest card currently

Cons: fastest card only if the games support crossfire or sli 2 hd 6970s are cheaper more efficient and faster than the hd 5970 from xfx

Other Thoughts: buy 2 hd 6970s,5870s,or the upcoming dual gpu card the hd 6990 this card is not worth the price

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  • Chris Z.
  • 12/31/2010 9:18:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing!

Pros: Outstanding Video card. I have two 5970's crossfired and am running on a 30 inch monitor (2560 x 1600 resolution). I am able to max out all games, even at this extreme resolution. Fear 2 avg 180 - 240 FPS, Battlefield Bad Company 2 mulitiplayer 120 + FPS with everything maxed. Metro 2033 50-80 FPS.

Cons: Price! These video cards are very cpu reliant. To get the most out of these cards, I rececommend a strong Intel I7 processor clocked at 3.5 or higher. I overclocked my i7 930 from 2.8 to 3.62 and watched my FPS jump up considerably.

Other Thoughts: I highly recommend the LG WH 30 inch monitor at 2560 x 1600 resolution. If you have been gaming at 1920 x 1200 you don't know what your missing. Make the switch, you won't regret it.

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  • Hrant L.
  • 12/31/2010 1:42:31 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreatest GPU I've EVER pwned

Pros: This thing is a total beast. It chews through any game I own. It is quite capable of doing serious damage @ stock clock speeds. However, once overclocked - it completely unleashes it's carnal prowess. I used the XFX Overvolt tool at first. It got me to 900/1200 (although not a 100% stable 100% of the time; even with it's highest voltage of 1.162).

I felt I needed more voltage, so I turned to MSI AfterBurner (version 1.40). This allowed me to hit core clocks of 950, 960, & 980, (however voltages required 1.2+). I am very pleased with this Über purchase. I am bottle necking it big time with my 965 @ 4GHz on an 870 board.

Cons: I purchased it back in September 2010 & it was a bit unstable. I returned it to NewEgg & received my RMA in October. Never looked back. Thanks you EggMan!

Other Thoughts: I have this card & my CPU on the same loop powered by an MCP655 w/ EK-DX5 top, triple 120 RAD & an EK Block. My highest temps during long & heavy gaming sessions barely start touching 60C @ my current 960/1250/1.2v.

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  • Joe c.
  • 12/17/2010 3:08:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBAD AXE

Pros: I have this paired with a ASUS 5970 and they destroy any game on the market, have them clocked @ 950/1300. I put a omni gpu cooler on the xFx (2nd card) and arctic cooling accelero on the ASUS, cooling is phenomenal and noise is 0

Cons: nadda

Other Thoughts: I would complain about the size of the card but I was smart enough to buy a case that would accommodate any hardware and future upgrades I put in it.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/15/2010 6:28:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFAST

Pros: EXTREMELY FAST CARD, did need to overclock and still got almost max fps on all the games i play, Except FSX!

Cons: ITS EXPENSIVE, And ITS HUGE!!! some modifications required to fit in into a Antec 900 x2. But Overvolt tool is not working on my Asus Commando Motherboard, ive updated drivers and bios with latest drivers.

Other Thoughts: wish overvolt would work. But would like to get a second one to Xfire them :D

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