Summary: Doesn't get too hot, plays the top titles (current, like battlefield 4, on ultra settings or Skyrim on ultra) with no problems. THIS IS A VERY LONG CARD. MAKE SURE YOU CAN GET IT INSIDE YOUR CASE WITH NOTHING OBSTRUCTING IT. It's also a 2 slot wide card.
Summary: This card is for my xfire setup. I decided to get this card after the r9 290x reviews were released and xfired 7970's offer more performance. This being a xfire setup temps tend to run hotter as there is not enough room between cards for a lot of air flow. This card runs quite and cool.
Summary: I bought one that lasted a month. Getting a RMA setup was a nightmare with HIS you have to deal with a 3rd party company for a RMA. The Support is very poor you message them and it takes days for them to contact you back.
Summary: Pros Looks good, The card is well built and sturdy. The cooler is much quieter than reference design. The card averages 68c in crysis 3. Plays most games at max settings with frame rates at or above 60fps. Card is long, but it is not thick and can easily be cross fired.
Summary: First off, I'm using this card in my Cooler Master Storm Stryker case with great cable management (Spent 5 hours on it). This card never reaches 60 Celsius degrees when gaming on it on maximum settings.
Summary: Bought the XFX HD 7870 Double Black and the card hit 90C easily in games and Bitmining. I tried to undervolt it and it's impossible since it's physically locked down. So I returned the card and got this HIS version, easily undervolt and overclocked.
Summary: I was a bit skeptical buying an HIS brand card since I wasn't too familiar with the brand. However, it came highly recommended on the overclocking forums I frequent. Did a little extra research and could not find a single bad review, quite the opposite, I think it's the best reviewed 7970.