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XFX HD 7970 Black Edition 3 GB
8.6 out of 10

XFX HD 7970 Black Edition 3 GB

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Reviews and Problems with XFX HD 7970 Black Edition 3 GB

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Overall 2
2.0

XFX Deceptive Business practice

N/A, Newegg
4 weeks ago
  • Summary: Their online support system sucks, and they don't reply for days and days on end. You're unable to contact them at a number so you just sit and wait... Poor communication and deceptive business practices.
  • Pros: Was listed as having Lifetime warranty (though this is deceptive)
  • Cons: After having a faulty fan in the first 6 months of ownership they didn't replace the card, they mailed me a used heatsink/fan assly with worn and missing thermal compound pads. I ended up doing all the work myself to 'fix' their defective unit. This lasted about another year with occaisional anno...
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Overall 2
2.0

Died worst service ever

ecologypenguin, Amazon
3 June 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

It's just not worth it

Alexander Morgenstern, Amazon
22 January 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

both fans on 3 of these cards all died within a few months, xfx support is extremely slow with replacements!

CCS2, Amazon
10 September 2013
  • Summary: both fans on 3 of these cards all died, xfx support is extremely slow (now waiting 3 weeks) and they act like they are doing you a favor sending replacement fans (wait, they keep running out of stock of the replacement fans for some strange reason) because their product died after only 2-3 months of...
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Overall 2
2.0

Not worth the money.

jonathan barnhart, Amazon
19 August 2013
  • Summary: This 7970 ghz is the dual instead of the single link I bought before and the cooler is bogged down by extra cnnector. The performance is choppy and I am getting ready to RMA because the crash issues lead me to believe it is defective. Also no reloaded free games like buying from Newegg.
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Overall 2
2.0

Would not "coexist" with other hardware in my PC

W.A.H., Amazon
16 July 2013
  • Summary: This PCI-e 3.0 x16 GPU worked great with a conventional SATA HDD for the PC's permanent storage and should work great if the PC's permanent storage is via a SATA SSD device, too.
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Overall 2
2.0

So much for that lifetime warranty

Daniel Marsh, Amazon
22 May 2013
  • Summary: XFX likes to advertise their warranty policy, but makes fulfillment next to impossible. My card never ran stably at the default "factory overclocked" rate and I had to underclock it by 50 mhz core and 100 mhz ram to get it stable.
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Overall 2
2.0

Worked just past my return date then died

runclear, Amazon
22 April 2013
  • Summary: I had some random blue screens and a few crashes while playing SC2. I could live with those - but now it won't even post and displays artifacts during the boot up.
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Overall 2
2.0

Gods way of punishing me

Ron, Amazon
27 February 2013
  • Summary: I opted this card for its higher performance vs a 7950 (even though is marginal). I've should've read the reviews a little closer, did not see that this card is voltage locked (stupid me) so you can't really OC this card beyond 1050/1500.
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Overall 2
2.0

Lots of money for a defective card.

Msoy, Amazon
24 September 2012
  • Summary: When I purchased this card, I was very excited to see how it was going to enhance my system. I moved from an EVGA GeForce 560ti. Unfortunately, the card failed to meet my hopes. It crashed my system multiple times, provided terrible frames on my games and even overheated (I have 3 fans that are...
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