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Benjamin D.

Benjamin D.

Joined on 09/19/08

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Most Favorable Review

Very Nice!

XFX Double D FX-797A-TDBC Radeon HD 7970 Black Edition 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
XFX Double D FX-797A-TDBC Radeon HD 7970 Black Edition 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Pros: Very fast card! Absolutely blown away by the performance of this monster. Switched from a GTX 480 and wow! BF3 performance is amazing. Running skyrim in stereoscopic 3d at 50 fps average! Card itself is a very good looking card, compliments my corsair 600t very nicely. Switched from nVidia to ati because 3d vision would not support my s27a950d monitor and have absolutely no regrets. Overclocks like a beast! maxed out Afterburner and clocked my card to 1125 and 1575 with out a sweat.

Cons: My wife is not a happy camper! Price I suppose, but you get what you pay for. Also wish ATI would hurry up with some good quality drivers for this card. Availability is crazy right now. Waiting for them to restock so I can buy and second and xfire this sucker. They are flying off the shelfs as soon as newegg restocks.

Overall Review: The quality of this card is second to none. From the beautiful aftermarket heatsink, to the amazing performance and excellent temperatures, this card will keep me happy for years to come. This was my first xfx card and it will not be my last! Other people have commented on the vram making a humming noise, I have had no such issue, then again I have only had it for a couple of days. Time will tell. Very happy with my purchase. i7 2600k clocked at 4.4 ghz XFX Black Edition DD 7970 Corsair Vengeance 16gb DDR3 1600 Samsung 830 64g SSD Intel x25M 80g SSD Western Digital 1 Terabyte HDD Corsair H80 Corsair HX 1050 PSU Corsair 600T

Most Critical Review

Wrong Glasses

SAMSUNG S27A950D Black 27" Full HD 3D LED BackLight LCD Monitor w/ 3D glasses 300 cd/m2 DCR 1,000,000:1 (1,000:1)
SAMSUNG S27A950D Black 27" Full HD 3D LED BackLight LCD Monitor w/ 3D glasses 300 cd/m2 DCR 1,000,000:1 (1,000:1)

Pros: Great monitor picture

Cons: 3d is horrible crosstalk or ghosting, much like other reviewers I received the wrong set of glasses and I beleive them to be the problem. Seeing 2 images in right eye. The display at the store had the correct glasses, new unopened box had the bad ones. Monitor is made for ssg-3150gb glasses as stated in the product manual, I received the ssg-3050gb Very disappointed with this $700+ Purchase.

Overall Review: Contacted samsung 4 TIMES! could not get them to send me the correct glasses. Will be returning this item to store.

Amazing

XFX Double D FX-797A-TDBC Radeon HD 7970 Black Edition 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
XFX Double D FX-797A-TDBC Radeon HD 7970 Black Edition 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Pros: This this is blazing fast. Upgraded from a gtx 480 and honestly did not expect so much of an improvement. I upgraded to support the 3d on my samsung 27a950d monitor. Simply jaw dropping in skyrim. BF3 performance is amazing in 2d. Crazy high fps. Card stays nice and cool compared to my old 480. Bumped up clocks to max settings in CCC 1125/1575 easy like its not even breaking a sweat.

Cons: Price, ouch... but knew that going into it. What does suck about that price is the lack of drivers with the new card. Using the beta drivers but I notice problems in some games. Hoping its fixed soon. Coming from nvidia there is a definate difference in how these companies handle the software side of things. If not for my monitor and nvidia not supporting it... I would have waited for kepler.

Overall Review: Its a great card, I would personally wished I had waited to get it though, feeling that buyers remorse for jumping in so soon. Its a great card, VERY fast, overclocks like a champ. Oh well, might as well just get a second and get the crying over with. By the way, this thing was stocked for like half a minute on the 9th. I was lucky enough to be able to get one, refreshed page and it went from out of stock to in stock, purchased immediately. As soon as purchase was done, out of stock again.

HIS Radeon HD 4870 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card H487F1GP
HIS Radeon HD 4870 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card H487F1GP

Pros: Awesome fast card! Bought this baby a few weeks ago, have had no problems with this baby, Runs AoC as well as all the other comp games i got with ease. Running with 1680x1050 and this is more than enough card with all my games at max settings.

Cons: Runs hot, but then again its designed for that. If the temps are turning you off you can always apply the fan fix.