Summary: this I why I loved used stuff on amazon.i couldn't have gotten a card this nice for under $200 anywhere else.I am sure it doesn't need ALL the fans...I'M KIDDING! IT DID EVERYTHING THE REVIEWS OF THE NEW CARDS SAID ie quite and runs cooler and best of all it runs world or tanks at 60 fps on max setting -AWESOME! A 700% IMPROVEMENT AS the APU could manage 8 fps.
Summary: This card appears to be working great. I have run some benchmark programs on it and some stress tests and it appears to be in tip top condition. Card came with all original retail materials and even down to the slot covers. For the price I bought it for I should be trying to resale it for a profit. Highly recommended at this time. I will update my review if experience over the long haul proves different, but right now it is a keeper!
Summary: I spent some time looking for the best possible Video Card. I bought this one because of a review comparing cost and ability for maxing out the settings for games. Tom's Hardware review stated that the 7970 was the best in it's price range. This particular 7970 is not able to be over clocked, but at 3GB and a 1000mhz I found I didn't need too. I still can max out the setting and get a stable 60FPS on every game I've tried.
Summary: This video card is a beast. I wanted to replace a GeForce GTX 560 and boy howdy this card did it. My main reason is for Final Fantasy XIV, using the bench mark tool, the GTX 560 would score 4400 ish at max settings. This card scored 7174 at the same max settings. Now I am going to have to play all my games again to see how good they can look.