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Diamond AMD Radeon HD 7970 PCIE 3G GDDR5 Video Graphics Card 7970PE53G

3.4 out of 5 stars 34 customer reviews

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The AMD Radeon HD 7970 graphics processor harnesses the visionary GCN Architecture. As the world's first 28nmGPU, this chip is primed to enable astonishing performance and breathtaking image quality, making it the only solution for gamers who expect the best.

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Memory Speed 1375 MHz
Graphics Coprocessor Radeon HD 7970
Chipset Brand AMD
Graphics Card Ram Size 3 GB
Brand Name Diamond Multimedia
Item model number 7970PE53G
Item Weight 2.2 pounds
Product Dimensions 11.6 x 3.9 x 1.6 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 11.6 x 3.9 x 1.6 inches

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ASIN B006UACSZ4
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3.4 out of 5 stars 34 customer reviews

3.4 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #1,624 in Computers & Accessories > Computer Components > Graphics Cards
Shipping Weight 3.2 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available January 9, 2012

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Impressive describes this card. Only thing I have that can stress this card is playing Crysis 2, DirectX 11 patch, high-resolution pack, all settings cranked to the max available. No abnormalities or slowdowns on any of the levels as long as I keep the card temperature down. Heaven DX11 Benchmark runs flawlessly without any issues, even with the fan sitting at default idle speed.

From card running at idle to full load underneath Crysis 2, the total wattage increase is only 200 watts. At idle it seems to draw 10 watts more than the ATI 5770 card it replaced.

Card has over twice the raw thru put of the previous card it replaced but the GPU rendering in Sony Vegas only improved 20% which indicates the drivers need serious work to improve it. Photoshop CS identifies the ATI OpenCL drivers and gives full GPU acceleration.

Sitting at idle, the card temperature is 57°C while the motherboard and CPU are sitting at 85°F! Default fan speed is to slow and allows the card to heat up to much whether at idle or at max. Setting the fan speed to 40% drops the temperature over 12°C without much noise. When playing games, I manually set the fan speed to 50-60% to keep the temps down in the 60-65°C range. The fan is loud at the higher speeds, but its low pitch sound makes it more bearable. At 100% it's impressive the amount of air it can move and how loud it is.

In my computer, the card has a 230mm fan on the left, two 140mm fans to the front, two 120mm fans to the back, and another 230 mm fan above so the card has cool air blowing across it at all times. When playing Crysis 2 or GPU rendering, it's impressive the amount of heat the card blows out of its vents. If you have a computer that normally runs hot, I'd look at one of the other brands with multiple fans.
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I purchased this card to replace an AMD 5770. I've replaced the stock bios with a 7970 GHz bios (official release) which increases stock clocks from 925/1375 to 1050/1500. The card runs at these speeds perfectly with no increase in temperatures. I get 30-35° in idle and 70-75° at full load in the most demanding games. Battlefield 3 runs super smooth at 1920x1080 as well as all recent games i've tried (Arkham City, Dota 2, Skyrim, Starcraft 2, etc.) The card is not noisy at all. I still have plenty of room to overclock but so far the current speeds are more than enough. I'd recommend this card to anyone who wants to enjoy smooth gameplay with little noise and a medium budget.
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Runs perfect and at 1125/1575 clocks all day without any voltage adjustment. Package came with two important cables that are usually not shipped with any cards except Sapphire. Overall my first Diamond card and a very pleasant experience. 10/10.
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The card stopped working and I tried to send it back for repairs. They fixed and took a while to be sent back, I wasn't around and the card was sent back to them. I contacted them again, offering to pay for shipment, and my requests have been constantly ignored on the site. You can read a transcript here: http://j.mp/1sq6ztK

It's been 2 months for them to address my issue, and still remains unresolved.

So, if you buy this card, just hope that it won't break down or you will be dealing with awful customer support.
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I was looking to upgrade my 5 year old video card because I could not see my iTunes Digital copy of Flight and The Expendables 2 on my computer screen. I kept getting a "need HDCP capable video card" error on screen. Also, I wanted to have a video card that would allow me to continue to enjoy my PC flight simulations, and allow for some expansion to two of three monitors. After reviewing multiple video cards trying to buy a card with enough overall performance, but not so much I could not afford it, I decided on this video card. To my complete delight the video card is every thing I had hoped for a much more, without having to pay $50, $75 or $100 plus dollars more. The driver software comes with an application "Catalyst" that allows the user to make fine tuned adjustments to the cards performance, which includes varying the fan speed to enjoy the right amount of cooling, but not so noisy that it's annoying to the otherwise low operating sounds of the case. This video card boosted my systems overall operating performance from 6.9 to 7.7 using MS Windows performance assessment app. The newer video games such as CRYSIS by Origin can now be seen on my system. Obviously, my expectations for computer performance are not your average computer system. You need a monitor that will handle 1080P HD video also to fully maximize this video card's capabilities. This is another great video card in a long line of Diamond video products which I fully recommend. Now if I can only convince the wife that I really need multiple monitors to full enjoy my flight simulation games...I recommend MS Flight Simulator X w/Acceleration first, and X Plane second. I say this because MS Flight Simulator has many more add on apps such as aircraft, scenery, utilities, etc. than X Plane at this time.
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By Matt L. on December 3, 2012
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Good value graphics card when it worked. I had 2 of these graphic cards go bad on me. The 1st one kept crashing my computer, I thought it was driver issues at first. Amazon replace the 1st one with no hassle in the there 30 days policy. The replacement card look like it was refurbished compared the 1st card, I didn't mind at 1st as longed as it worked. Unfortunately, the card started having problem after a few weeks. The screen would randomly turn a solid blue color and the only way I could get it to go away temporarily was to restart my computer. After a few more days the screen would show broken lines in the once solid blue color screen. Again I did the troubleshooting routine to see if it was software or hardware issue. I even plugged in 3 monitors at the same time. Called tech support and found out it might be a memory leak issue with the graphics card. In the end I called up calling amazon and they offered me a refund for this graphic card, the only problem is all the 7970 cards on amazon is a lot more expansive then when I originally bought this card for $360.
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