Summary: It was a great performing card for about six months then died. XFX customer sevice is impossible when I submitted an RMA they requested me to perform tests that I had stated I already performed then when I replied to them they never responded.
Summary: This thing is a BEAST!!!! My graphic scores are a 7.9 out of 7.9 on graphics and gaming graphics. its runs cool. I did not realize how big this thing is!!!!! Literally its bigger than the mobo... but it runs great. Game lag?? Umm.. nope! If i run some hardcore game it runs smooth.. If i do something crazy (like in garrys mod) the program will crash and this card wont even be stressed yet.
Summary: This is a great card that is still relevant even now in the day's of the R9 290/290X and the GTX 780Ti, though the 290/290X can be quite difficult to find, especially at MSRP prices. Still play's all the newer games, though maybe not at the highest settings on monitor's with very high resolutions. Quite a step up from the HD 5850 I had been using for the past several years.
not sure what is going on but the card worked for about 4 months
6 March 2014
Summary: I loved it while it worked but my motherboard went out and have a new motherboard now my video card won't install drivers or catalyst controller? It works without the drivers but won't play my games for now I am using my integrated graphics with no issues. But whenever I attempt to install the video card drivers from the disc or downloaded ones I get a black or blank screen left it running just in case it was installing but 45 minutes later screen remains black.
Using the XFX Radeon HD 7970 for Lite Coin Mining at 736KH/s
C. Cox "hiker biker", Amazon
12 February 2014
Summary: This card runs reliably at 736KH/s using: -I 13 -g 2 -w 256 --thread-concurrency 8192 --gpu-engine 1050 --gpu-memclock 1680 at 82º C without crashing. These cards stack up against each other only taking two slots compared to the ASUS 7970 that takes three slots. So you can pack up to four on a motherboard and get close to 3MH/s from one computer.
Summary: I got this card and it worked fine for a couple of months and then the drivers just kept crashing. I followed all of XFX's guidelines on this and even got the card RMA'd. After a supposedly brand new card I tried other solutions as well. After replacing nearly every other part of my computer, this brand new card still crashes with the same issues with a brand new everything. Stick with Nvidia if you're a fan, and don't go AMD/XFX.
Summary: One major thing I didn't like is the fact that the CD that came with the card didn't have the drivers on it. I still want a CD for the video card I bought. I inserted the CD and it take you to the Damn Internet, without the software I call this an incomplete package. It was advertized with a CD, and when I purchase a device I expect to see the drivers on a CD, not a link to the internet.
Summary: I have to say that this video card will run with any video out there with a lot of system requeriements resources. I use it for Battlefield 4 and it runs smoothly, does not lag at max settings at all and Im very comfortable with the product. indeed, anyone looking for a decent video card and not like a crazy gamers out there, this is the video card for you.