Summary: Really Great and power cards Pros: amazing Power can be better than the 7970ghz edition after overclocking fans are really quiet even at 100% speed temperatures are great! very stable price cons: fans are too soft, easy to break or damage easily other than that this is a great and powerfull card!
Runs everything on Ultra at 1680x1050, I have had ...
30 September 2014
Summary: Runs everything on Ultra at 1680x1050, I have had no issues with this card, I would bump a start due to the noise level but it was kinda expected. All things considered cant complain, games I play: Battlefield 4 League of Legends Skyrim Crysis 2 DOTA 2 etc...
Summary: As usual, Gigabyte's best cards are version 1. For version 2 and beyond, they start skimping on components/circuitry to cut costs and raise profits. If you plan on doing any cryptocurrency mining, all but the earliest version of this card are voltage locked. You can flash with an older bios to unlock, but then HDMI port gets disabled. If the card has an FT0 or newer bios, you cannot flash with the older F43 bios to voltage unlock it.
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.