Summary: Quite card that stays cool under load. Plays most games flawlessly at 1080p on high-very high settings. The 3 games you get from the Never Settle Radeon Gold Reward Bundle are an added bonus. Crysis 3 looks amazing.
Summary: I upgraded to this card from crossfire 6970's and benchmark were showing that this card was equal to and sometimes faster than the crossfire solution. Very impressed with this card, it'll flex anything I throw at it.
Pros: triple fans, quiet up to about %60, factory overclocked, nice cooler design
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!
an amazed-gamer ""Slowly I turn. Step by ..., Amazon
16 July 2013
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: I bought two of these and they work perfectly xfire together. I don't have micro stuttering or any of the other problems people run into with xfire. I may just be lucky however these cards are nasty. They run quietly and Cool.
Summary: Yes, it's voltage locked. However, I have read things saying that something in the neighborhood of 1150/1575 is still possible. But this is the internet, so take it with a grain of salt. I haven't bumped mine up that high yet, but even bumping up the core another 100MHz made ZERO impact on the core temps. At full utilization, it still doesn't break 60 degrees C, the fan speed has never gone above 63%, and the noise it makes is still barely noticeable.
Pros: Windforce cooler works awesome... keeps things cool without the added noise. It was cheap on sale.