Summary: What can I say? If you don’t know about the 7970 then you probably wouldn’t be here looking for it right now. It’s every bit as good as you read about. This 7970 replaced my 7850 and I was blown away at how much of an improvement there was between the two! I’m a flight simmer and I have thousands of dollars of add-on scenery and aircraft that will suck the life right out of your computer if it isn’t up to par with the best.
Summary: I was a bit skeptical at first when looking for a new graphics card because I wasn't sure if the components of my Desktop would mix with this graphics card but good thing that it did. I own an HP Pavilion HPE h8-1234. If you plan on getting the same graphics card, I recommend at least a 600 Watt PSU.
Summary: This card is really nice! I've been rock'n a radeon 6870 since 2011 its time to use some real power! my system specs are fx 8320 @ 3.5ghz, 8gb Kingston hyperx ram, 120gb Kingston hyperx ssd Kentek 800wattpsu
Summary: Its a 7970 so I got what I wanted/expected out of the performance, but I've never seen a card get this hot and this loud. The cooling is absolutely awful. The metal frame around the fans gets too hot to touch. The card runs a consistent 85C with load despite a case with many fans and a consistent temp room.
Summary: Could not be happier with this card. My previous card was an HD 6950. After installing this beast into my system, the difference was like night and day. Getting a stable 60 fps in every single game i've thrown at it so far (Max settings). The best part is once you buy a card like this, you won't even need to think about upgrading again for YEARS. You will be set for a long time.
Summary: I run two of these exact model cards in crossfire in my setup which consist of a 4770k i7 Haswell CPU, sabertooth z87 motherboard, and of course these two MSI hd 7970's. Having tested crossfire with both cards using application profiles and beta drivers I can say that crossfire works without any trouble. It recognized both cards after starting up and offered to enable crossfire and I have yet to experience any oddities that are sometimes blamed on the paring of cards.
Summary: I've had quite a few video cards in my days, but ive had very little experience with AMD cards. This card has beatin out some of my scores i had with my EVGA 680 OC. Its VERY quite, and so far its done nothing but kick the crap out of the games i have thrown at it. BF4 beta gets about 70-80 FPS with max detail. I know some worry about price, but since the soon release of the new R9 series, the 7000 cards are going to start falling, if they haven't already.