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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 8
8.0

Ref board and cooler 7970

Dennis Lee, Amazon
26 January 2016
  • Summary: Basically a reference board and reference cooler 7970. I got it as a warranty replacement for a 7950 that had temperature problems. One problem with this card is that it have bad coil whine.
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Overall 8
8.0

Runs hot and loud, but great fps

Anonymous, Newegg
15 November 2015
  • Summary: I got two of these for dirt cheap from Craigslist and am pretty satisfied with them pther than the high heat and fan noise. You would think the custom cooling solution would be better...
  • Pros: Great proformance, essentially a 380x when oc. Fallout 4 is with 50+fps on ultra.
  • Cons: Runs pretty hot. Around 85C in games. Fans are also pretty loud, especially once pass 40%.
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Overall 8
8.0

After a few RMAs, I'm happy

Gordon J., Newegg
20 May 2015
  • Summary: I bought 3 of these for different machines. The cards work beautifully, when they work. Initially I got a few bad ones, that only worked for a few weeks each (the 2x power ports went), but now I have 3 of these cards that have been going strong for over a year... they must've fixed the issue
  • Pros: Spectacular graphics. Exceptionally high frame rate, even while playing some pretty demanding games. Works very well with 3D modeling software such as Cinema 4D, 3DS Max, and Maya....
  • Cons: Needed to RMA a few before getting 3 that work
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Overall 8
8.0

Worked for a while

Roy W., Newegg
4 August 2014
  • Summary: It's a really nice card with an excellent cooling setup and clean look. I hope I just got a hold of a bad card.
  • Pros: For starters, this card ran everything at Ultra with no problems until recently. I play WOW, BF4, Skyrim, CS:GO, ESO, and Metro:LL. This card could run them with no problems.
  • Cons: I purchased the card in November 2013 and it worked great until last night when in the middle of a CS:GO map the computer screen flashed, went black and my PC rebooted. I could hear it starting back up but had no video just a HDMI source not found message. I rebooted a few times and still nothing...
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Card

Joseph J., Newegg
25 May 2014
  • Pros: Very good card Performs better then a GTX 770 for a much cheaper price
  • Cons: Artifacts at high tempetures I have RMad this card already and still continues to artifcat once it gets hot, The only reason im giving this 4 stars instead of 3 is because I plan on watercooling it
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Overall 8
8.0

XFX Support

michael t., Newegg
14 April 2014
  • Pros: The card ran great for a little over a year, then started rebooting the system. Ran a few tests and isolated it to the card and then reached out to XFX. It's awesome they have lifetime warranties! XFX easily approved an RMA and is now shipping a 280X as a replacement (which is even more powerful ...
  • Cons: It is disturbing that the card died within 2 years... I don't think I have ever had a card die that quickly before. And I tend to keep them for many years (passing them down to other computers and then other family members who don't game once they're really old). If not for XFX great support, I w...
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Overall 8
8.0

Mining

Paul R., Newegg
19 February 2014
  • Summary: I'm *only* getting around 640 khash/s per card with temps under 80c. I was hoping to be around 700. Below are my cgminer 3.7.2 settings. Please e-mail me @ paul.alex.rochelle@gmail.com if you've had more success or feel free to tip me @ 1Gz8JuXdccVMC3ZtoWPd8GPmhFER7EEuHB if this has been helpful.
  • Pros: Very stable and reliable. I set up a true headless miner that I can forget about and hasn't let me down.
  • Cons: I'm a little disappointed with the hash rates I'm getting right now. Also, these cards seem to be voltage locked so you'll have to flash the bios if you want to undervolt them (I haven't done this yet.. I'll have to research more before I try it). I have numerous fans on them to keep the temps down.
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Overall 8
8.0

Ok cards

Benjamin B., Newegg
9 February 2014
  • Summary: I can't find a full water block for this in stock in the USA. I found that there is one available but only a single choice. I was considering this because my cards run hot and loud. I bought two these to try scrypt mining, and they don't excel at this, but battlefield 4 looks great.
  • Pros: They are available.
  • Cons: They run warm to hot. My case and motherboard don't allow enough room for crossfire and cooling. Expensive but this is the same with all ATI cards at the moment. XFX changed from a reference layout to a different layout. Hashrates are low if you want to use for scrypt mining. I was in the 400 - 5...
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Overall 8
8.0

!!

Dewey p., Newegg
27 December 2013
  • Summary: UPS left this on my porch in the rain lucky for me Newegg uses some good stuff for packing, the box was wet nearly all the thur BUt card was fine. I wish Newegg would sell us items we already bought at the same price so I could afford another one. I mean I think i got screwd outta the rebate too.
  • Pros: Great card, can over clock it a lil bit, play anything on highest settings. I got mine few days for thanksgiving for $350.00 with $30 rebate, Would love another for cross fire
  • Cons: When over clocked will run very hot.(fixed this witha $10 PCI slot fan FOX-2) , Seems to be a lil fal off after a month of hard use. Now seems to be anywhere from 450-600 bucks depending on what day you check here. Can't afford another for cross fire
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Overall 8
8.0

Good

Nolan S., Newegg
2 December 2013
  • Summary: Buy if you want a fast and cheap card.
  • Pros: It's very good for playing BF4 and BF3 or really any game you throw at it.
  • Cons: Nothing really. Runs a bit hot.
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