Summary: my specs are GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard, Antec High Current Gamer HCG-750, 80 PLUS BRONZE, 750 Watt Power Supply, AMD FD8320FRHKBOX FX-8320 FX-Series 8-Core Black Edition, 8g ram, alien cooling case tower and this card couldn't handle the sims 3 smoothly on medium resolution, or skyrim on high res, it died after 3 months.
Couldn't tell the difference between this and a 7970
8 December 2013
Summary: Let me just say that there are few PC component making companies I trust being that these parts can be quite expensive and Gigabyte is one of them. I love their motherboards and especially their cards. I also have a 7970 and as honest as I can be this card is the exact same performance as a 7970 if any difference I couldn't even tell.
Summary: This is a fantastic graphics card that goes well with my AMD processor, and it manages to run every game I have very well, and it worked with no problems. However, the card itself is very large, and it began to bend and sag down after i put it in the case. It looked like it was damaging the PCI slot because it was putting a lot of weight on it with very little support.
Summary: Bought this for use in my husband's computer. He loves it! Installation was a breeze. Much the same as any other graphics card. get updated drivers from AMD's website and this thing is a beast! It easily plays all his favorite games, including some pretty graphics heavy games on Max settings like FFXIV, Skyrim, etc!
Summary: Installing it was a bit of an ordeal; in addition to the card, I also had to get a new power supply to support it (this is very important. Word to prospective buyers, check your power supply to make sure it's 550W or more.) After the hassle, though, the improvements were immediately apparent - games that regularly ran around 30-40 fps instantly shot up to 60. That was for the first few days.