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Gigabyte GV-R797OC-3GD
8.3 out of 10

Gigabyte GV-R797OC-3GD

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Overall 2
2.0

Meh

Johanna P., Newegg
3 weeks ago
  • Pros: Wasn't a bad card.... when it was working.
  • Cons: Failed shortly before 3 year warranty was up. So far the RMA process has been a complete nightmare. A month later and I still cannot use my desktop for lack of a video card. Gigabyte tried to low ball me with a nvidia 960 to replace the failed 7970. Honestly its insulting that they would offer a ...
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Overall 2
2.0

1 Star for fragile fans & poor RMA service

Alex D., Newegg
9 January 2015
  • Summary: I bought this card thinking that if I paid the premium and got a super nice card, then I could use it for 3 or so years until it was time to upgrade again. Boy was I wrong. Due to the shoddy-at-best RMA process and the fan eventually breaking over nothing, I'm giving this 1 star.
  • Pros: -Initially I listed the 3 year warranty as a pro, but due to the RMA process being insanely slow and frustrating, this is no longer a pro. More like a false promise. -Card is very fast, you can play any game on max at a high resolution and it works great
  • Cons: -Card is massive, you better have a full size case AND empty room in the hard drive bay -3 fragile fans. Doesn't sound like much, but remember, if your fan breaks then the card breaks. The mobo wont POST without the fans working. One of my fans literally broke from an AIR DUSTER, blowing out the ...
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Overall 2
2.0

Hardware Issues with the product

Daniel, Amazon
9 November 2014
  • Summary: Bought this last year for the BF4 beta. Crashed consistently and I thought it was due to the game being terrible, so I kept using my old graphics card which didn't crash. Just brought it out of the box again and tested with Furmark (not getting it to work was bothering me after I learned some new...
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Overall 2
2.0

Just... Bad

Aaron M., Newegg
26 October 2014
  • Summary: I'm not sure if my experience has anything to do with win 8 compatibility... but I've never been able to fix the issue with trying several different drivers, roll backs, new drivers, etc.
  • Pros: None...
  • Cons: Blue Screens, Crashes.... Makes me not want to buy another gigabyte or AMD card... ever....
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Overall 2
2.0

Expensive Doorstop

Christopher L., Newegg
13 August 2014
  • Pros: Card played pretty much everything on the highest setting at 2560x1440 without issue, when it worked anyway.
  • Cons: Nothing like building a new PC to have it not boot because the video card is DOA. Well I guess having the card die again a little over a year later is close though. I am currently in the process of sending it off for RMA for the second time in a little over a year. I had problems with the card fo...
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Overall 2
2.0

Black Screen After Windows Logo

Benjamin S., Newegg
5 August 2014
  • Pros: None since I can't get it to work.
  • Cons: Black screen after windows logo. Boot1 Boot with DVI and HDMI into MOBO Result: Video shows on both screens and functions normally. Boot2 Boot with DVI and HDMI into video card Result: BIOS Screen and blue Windows Logo appear, screen instantly goes black on both displays after loading. Boot3 Boot...
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Overall 2
2.0

Horrible

Joseph M., Newegg
7 July 2014
  • Summary: Stay away from this graphics card
  • Pros: When it works it is great but has only worked like 10% of the time I have owned it
  • Cons: About six months in my games started stuttering. Tried to contact gigabyte they open at 11:30 am Eastern Time Monday through Friday . I received the office is closed voice recording until 10 of 12. I work 1 pm to 9 pm so opening late cuts down on the time I am able to sitting down and try and tro...
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Overall 2
2.0

Card is a dud

Anthony R., Newegg
3 April 2014
  • Pros: While this card can excel when its operational, unfortunately it likes to take vacations back to the RMA center. It is so frustrating to have to deal with this process yet again. After getting it back from repair you'd think you could trust their process, but unfortunately all i'll get back this ...
  • Cons: Death is imminent
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Overall 2
2.0

My card is no longer work after 6 months

Vannak K., Newegg
15 March 2014
  • Pros: Fast and clear
  • Cons: After six month it just stop working, the fan keep spinning but all the ports does not display on my monitor. I tried displayport, HDMI, DVI, it has no signal. I thought it was my monitor, it is not the case since my monitor works with the build-in intel video and my other computer. I wonder if G...
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Overall 2
2.0

6 Months

Zachary N., Newegg
29 January 2014
  • Summary: first repair: Gigabyte told me there was a broken part and fixed it. But did not fix it at all. and i took a month to fix out of the expected 2 weeks Second repair same day i got it back: Beyond there repair and was going to give me a new one but where back ordered for 2-8 weeks.
  • Pros: Fast and clear gaming
  • Cons: After 6 mouth of light use it screams when a game is played even minecraft makes it yell.
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