Reviews and Problems with Sapphire HD7970 OC 3GB GDDR5
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Two Bad Cards
M. S. Ismail, Amazon
22 September 2012
Summary: I bought two of these to run in Crossfire in May. One of the cards has a bad fan after a short period of time and the other suffers from a black screen after a few minutes of gaming. In fact my windows will black screen when both cards are in on boot. I have tried the black screening card in multiple machines and they all do the same thing. Disappointed as I have owned 7 Sapphire cards in the past and this is my first failures.
Summary: Card did not work right, BF3 crashed after about 2 min every time. Even tried reinstalling/reseating/swapping pci power cables several times, exchanged with amazon, new one gets here Tuesday, hopefully this one works.5
Summary: I'm in the minority here, but my first card ran insanely hot, gave artifacts, and had serious driver issues. The second wasn't much better. HDMI sound went in and out, couldn't shake artifacts in Skyrim, and it stayed in the high 70s to low 80s. The coil whine was also unbearable at speed. Overall, it was a massive disappointment. Spent weeks trying to work through the issues, and had little success.
Summary: This card will run any game at max setting with good frame rates. Runs very cool under full load. My only problem with it is mine has coil whine that can be very annoying under full load enabling vsync helps some but for a 550$ it's very disappointing other than that its an amazing card. After a couple days of use the noise seems to be getting worse. Sapphire is a very good graphic card maker It's seems like I've just been unlucky.