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Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 7970 OC 3GB GDDR5 DVI-I/HDMI/2x Mini-Displayport PCI-E 3.0 Graphics Card GV-R797OC-3GD

3.9 out of 5 stars 82 customer reviews

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  • Ultra Durable VGA materials - GPU Temperature 5%-10% down - Overclocking Capability 10%-30% Up - Power Switching Loss 10%-30% down.
  • WINDFORCE 3X with "Triangle Cool" Technology for the absolute best cooling performance at whisper silent operation.
  • Factory Overclocked Edition: Core Clock: 1000MHz (Std 925MHz)
  • Supports PCI-Express 3.0 Interface; Supports AMD CrossFire, Avivo HD, Eyefinity 2.0, and EyeSpeed technologies.
  • Features DVI-I/HDMI/2x mini-Displayport outputs with HDCP protection.
  • Minimum Recommended Power System Power Supply unit 550W.
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Product Description

Powered by AMD Radeon HD 7970 GPU and Integrated with the industry's best 3072MB GDDR5 memory and 384-bit memory interface.

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Memory Speed 5500 MHz
Graphics Coprocessor Radeon HD 7970
Chipset Brand AMD
Graphics Card Ram Size 3 GB
Brand Name Gigabyte
Item model number GV-R797OC-3GD
Item Weight 1 pounds
Product Dimensions 11.2 x 5 x 1.5 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 11.22 x 4.96 x 1.5 inches

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3.9 out of 5 stars 82 customer reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #439 in Computers & Accessories > Computer Components > Graphics Cards
Shipping Weight 3 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 31, 2012

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This thing is fantastic, and the memory cooling (much better than referance) allowed me to OC memory to 1800. Now since this isn't binned, I got unlucky, my core only goes to 1180 stable, but I'm perfectly content with it.

The card stays really cool, much cooler than my old lightening 6970. Me posting my own values is worthless because you guys will have different case setups etc.

Regardless, my maximum temps at 1625mv memory, 1200mv Core 1180mh core and 1800mhz memory are 62-3 degrees peaking with powerdraw unlocked with 100% gpu load and 100% fan speed. This is probably pulling something ridiculous like 300w. On BF:3 MAX 100% settings it stays at 59% fan speed, and never goes above 56 degrees Celsius. Just for referance, at my OC I get a minimum of 55 fps and a maximum of 78 fps infantry on a 64 player map on back to karkand (BF:3). In a jet it goes way over 120, but it's normally around 62-5fps during infantry gun battles. In a heli it can dip to 44 fps when I'm being rocket spammed, but it's still playable.

Please not everybody OCing may differ. At idle It's currently at 50 degrees, but right now I'm in 2d clocks which is higher than normal. My case fans are also powered down slightly. On idle (one monitor) clocks, it's at 32 degrees minimum fan speed. Please note I also have a 1080p video playing in my left monitor atm.

I am really happy with this card, and I wish amazon.com would restock it as I plan to purchase two more. If not I'll have to find another website to buy it from. This is also the best TWO SLOT COOLER hands down. Please note the cooler is open, so hot air is dumped into your chassis, with a less airflow-optimized chassis, this'll be bad, and in multi-gpu configurations with this card it will probably cause lots of heat build up.
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I recently bought 4 of these cards for a high-performance computing desktop. Chose the Gigabyte setup for the price and cooling solution used by this card.

-Best Radeon card yet IMHO, solid GCN architecture, unbeatable computing performance currently (even has 1/4th performance in 64bit computing!).
-Great gaming performance, all you'll need for a long time.
-Cooling is great for single card, or well spaced multi-card setups (personally seen 63-72C range fully loaded, lower in games, depending upon spacing)
-Quiet single card, audible multi-card.
-Overclocks well (1120Mhz stable for weeks in current cooler setup)

-Cooling solution requires separation to work properly, stacking cards together will cause them to suck in hot air from the other card and crash.
-1 of the 4 cards has instabilities which causes it to crash intermittently under full load, the other 3 are perfectly fine.
-Running the cards in a crossfire setup will cause some 'coil whine', this effect is more pronounced in a Quadfire setup and absent in a single card setup.

A couple of thoughts:
-I Do not recommend Quadfire setups for gaming, current games are easily handled by 1 card, and two cards are generally still an overkill. Additionally support for Quadfire setups in gaming is quite absent causing such a setup to give you no advantage in those games.
-I do recommend the 7970 for computing projects (OpenCL), and scales well with more cards if your problems are well defined.
-For those wondering a 1200w PSU was sufficient and stable for Quadfire with a stock-clocked Core i5, 3570K CPU.
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I RMA'd a video card over a month ago and I still do not have a working card. I paid to overnight it to them and they said they would do they same as this was for a time sensitive issue. They returned my card back to me it's the same exact card I sent them. The CS guy in California Option 4 told me this was standard procedure to just reissue the card. So i sent it back and they took 3 weeks holding it to send me low and behold the same card! So you can count that 3 RMAS's in one month. Do you self a favor and purchase from one of the other big name vendors. gigabytes US CS service is just plain non existent.

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I was looking for a new graphics card for my new PC, to play StarCraft 2 and Battlefield 3 with better resolutions. After some small installation problems I finally can play SC2 in ultra resolution (all settings) and BF3 in ultra resolution (texture). This settings were configured automatically, by auto detect of each game.
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This card is a beast. I'll knock off only a star for the RMA. (See UPDATE below for the star added back.) I encourage you to buy this card all the same. Support has been responsive and saves the fourth star.

I won't say that an RMA is a reason to blast a card's rating. It's certainly a very powerful card and crap happens sometimes, but I started to notice digital static in certain overlay modes, especially videos. If I had a video on screen, I would get occasional horizontal lines flickering. Also, I see some unexpected triangles and very brief checkerboards. Not a temp problem, for sure. Extensive testing never ran the card's default settings over 51C. Again, if I were in a remote part of the world, I would make do, but I am taking the opportunity to RMA this card and hopefully get a card better suited for the task. Probably a minor issue with a pipeline. In the meantime, I'm glad I have Intel Integrated Graphics HD4000 on my i5-3570K to fallback to. On the plus side, it confirms the problems were with the card since the issues have disappeared on IIG.

So, a qualified recommendation, but odds are you won't experience the problems I'm having.

UPDATE: After an RMA, this card performs like a dream. The RMA fixed the "static" and a driver update fixed the bad graphics vectors. I'm giving it back it's fifth star. Now, I'm planning on getting a second of these cards for Crossfire. Still, a definite recommendation. I'm rocking my way through Bioshock Infinite now and having a great time.
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