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XFX Double D Radeon HD 7970 DirectX 11 FX-797A-TDFC 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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Pros: Runs cool at idle(32c),unless you have more than one monitor in that case the video memory will not downclock and cause heat.(in the 50c range)
The overall look of the card is nice and it fits great in my case(haf932). The cooling design is nice(heatsink and double dissipation)- if the fans would work properly.
The lifetime warranty is always a pro...

Cons: The fans make terrible noise, i had to tighten one and loosen the other to make the noise stop.( this can be done by going through the fan blades, i did not take it apart.) Also the fans do not run high enough on their own to cool the card,I have to manually set them to 100% in CCC or i will get crashes after a few minutes with our without an overclock, 1 monitor or eyefinity. I was expecting better performance from the card, I have seen battlefield 3 dip in the 30fps area on a single monitor. I have yet to see driver updates for popular games i have owned for years, I have to manually set some of the 3d application settings in CCC and that is just annoying. Since the card has been out for a long time now you think that wouldnt be an issue.

Other Thoughts: I had to spend a lot of money on adapters to run eyefinity. They could at least give you one mini display port adapter.
I bought a second card pretty recently and discovered the locked voltage. The card would not overclock even 50MHz so I sold it right away. The performance for the price is not realistic unless you can overclock it. And if you are like me i cant risk to RMA my older card with all its issues because the newer cards are worse, so im stuck with an "OK" product i bought for over $400.


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Display Name: Charity E.

Date Joined: 02/25/12

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  • Last Review: 01/13/13
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