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XFX HD 7970 Black Edition 3 GB
7.8 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 6
6.0

Card dead after 9 months!

Tony P., Newegg
6 June 2014
  • Pros: This card ran beautifully while it worked.
  • Cons: Dead after 9 months of normal gaming use. No over clocking, nothing.
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Overall 6
6.0

Runs hot, loud, not good for mining

Logan T., Newegg
3 February 2014
  • Summary: I had these for about 3 weeks. I did everything I could think of to try to keep them running cool (including putting them in my garage but they still ran hot even on cold days). I could also never get them to perform well and after reading many reviews it seemed others had the same issue with this...
  • Pros: I guess the price I paid could have been a pro. I paid $330 and then had a $30 rebate. They are a lot pricier now! Very fast for gaming. Never tried them in Crossfire, but I wouldn't have needed it for BF4 or any other games that I have.
  • Cons: Originally bought 2 of these for scrypt mining (Litecoin, Feathercoin, Dogecoin). I could not put them in my mid tower case and keep it cool enough. I had to take the sides of the case off and have a fan blowing on them at all times. On top of that, they were extremely loud. I might have been abl...
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Overall 6
6.0

Don't let "double dissipation" Fool you

david N., Newegg
31 January 2014
  • Summary: Do not recommend
  • Pros: Looks cool Price
  • Cons: Poor cooling when underload Makes a scraping sound when fan is @ 71 % speed 3500 rmp
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Overall 6
6.0

Perfect for almost a month...then...

David S., Newegg
11 January 2014
  • Summary: This unit was properly installed, powered fully by 2 direct connections from a Sinclair 1050 PSU, had a high rpm blower fan on the case feeding it, ran cool no higher than high 50's to 60 tops, was relatively quiet and ran smooth and flawlessly, then just suddenly started having issues and died 2...
  • Pros: relatively quiet for me, jaw dropping graphics quality running anything on ultra settings.
  • Cons: Lasted for just over a month, then started stuttering and locking up the pc. Finally it lost video output altogether. One thing I noticed is that it did this at anytime I attempted increasing the default OC settings by any insignificant amount ( for instance default 1050 to 1060 increased )
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Overall 6
6.0

not soo good

KWAME R., Newegg
23 December 2013
  • Summary: There have been a total of 8 XFX 7970s in my establishment, thus far 2 have been RMA'd for full refunds, this is the 3rd that will be RMA'd. This is getting a bit frustrating.... Newegg customer service have been very helpful thus far with this GPU.
  • Pros: Worked like any normal GPU. then..... [see cons]
  • Cons: this GPU was a part of a dual GPU system running Win 7. The system worked fine for almost a month, then one day the system completely froze up whilst on & running. A reboot was attempted and the computer stayed on the Windows start up screen but never actually started. Removing this GPU from the ...
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Overall 6
6.0

Good at first

Garry S., Newegg
28 November 2013
  • Pros: Great Specs. Runs great bf4 on ultra
  • Cons: All of a sudden im getting screen flashes and artifacts in games really annoying. Temp is 68c
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Overall 6
6.0

XFX 7970 Crash Night Mare

Tommy P., Newegg
27 November 2013
  • Summary: My System consist of , 8350 FX 8- core Black Edition , 1 x G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL10Q-32GBZL, 4 SSD Crucial Cards, 2 128S and 2 256S, 990 Fx Sabertooth Motherboard ,A 1050 corsair pwr supply , believe me it gets...
  • Pros: Nice Price
  • Cons: Running two of these in crossfire with latest AMD drivers , I play a lot of Battlefield 3 and also Battlefield 4 Premium editions, always with no warning video locks up and crashes, it varies from an hour of play or just 10 minutes of play on several online servers,
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Bruce P., Newegg
14 November 2013
  • Pros: Fast when it worked
  • Cons: Wouldn't even run Windows performance assessment test without blue screening. Updated ALL m/b drivers and AMD video drivers but the problem continued. In fairness to XFX, they were understanding and helpful on the phone but when you pay $300 for a video card and it's DOA! Now my customer has to w...
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Overall 6
6.0

XFX Double D

Fred H., Newegg
9 November 2013
  • Summary: My gut is that I have a bad card. The card was installed in the same PCI-E slot as the 6950 and the both fans on the card run. I have not used the game rewards of $30.00 rebate. I've opened a ticket with XFX but have not yet received a response. I'd like to get this corrected ASAP.
  • Pros: Appears to be a great card from the other reviews. my previous experiences with XFX 6900 series cards have been positive. I own two other XFX 6900 series cards and they both work great. This 7970 appears to have issues. I've given this a 3 egg (neutral) rating based on receiving a card that will ...
  • Cons: Bought this September 20th when the prices dropped to upgrade my XFX 6950 on my home server-gaming machine. Since I travel in my job every week, I did not get a chance to install it until November. I also upgraded the PSU to an EVGA Super Nova 1000 G2 to insure there were no issues. (Old BFG 800 ...
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Overall 6
6.0

Destroyer

chris r., Newegg
17 September 2013
  • Pros: quite some people say its loud they must be some lil girls not being able to handle that lil bit of sound. overclocks easy throws everything out of the water
  • Cons: the gold 3 free games card worked fine with 2 games only the 3 game the key was bogus with uplay didn't wan't to register hope i get a rma or something already emailed support and ticketed as well
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