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GIGABYTE GV-R797OC-3GD Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

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  • 2048 Stream Processors
  • 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5
  • PCI Express 3.0 x16
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Powered by the revolutionary AMD Radeon HD 7970 GPU with the 28nm GCN Architecture, Gigabyte’s GV-R797OC-3GD graphics card supports Microsoft DirectX 11, AMD Eyefinity 2.0 technology, AMD PowerTune technology, AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) technology and AMD HD3D technology. With these features, the GV-R797OC-3GD is proved to provide gamers an impressive experience with non-compromise performance and flawless graphics quality. Furthermore, the card is equipped with GIGABYTE’s latest "Triangle Cool" Technology plus the exclusive Ultra Durable VGA board and WINDFORCE 3X Cooling Technology. The GV-R797OC-3GD is designed especially for gamers to achieve an unbeatable gaming performance and to meet a higher standard more easily.

  • newegg Ultra Durable VGA Gigabyte’s UDV board employs 2 oz Copper PCB, 1st tier memory, Japanese solid capacitors, ferrite core chokes and lower RDS (on) MOSFET, resulting in 5% - 10% lower GPU temperature, 10%~30% better overclocking capability and 10%~30% less power switching loss
  • newegg "Triangle Cool" Technology Different from traditional linear heat transfer solution, GV-R797OC-3GD is equipped with GIGABYTE’s latest exclusive "Triangle Cool" Technology to reach a better cooling performance. The latest unique technology combines fin with clip module in a special triangle shape. With the original anti-turbulence structure plus the new triangle cooling design, it enhances the efficiency of heat dissipation dramatically by minimizing the flow of turbulence between fans. It’s proved that the temperature of GV-R797OC-3GD is reduced by 15% compared to stock fan by "Triangle Cool" Technology design.
  • newegg New GCN Architecture for Leading DirectX 11 Performance AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series (codename Tahiti) boasts the world's first 28nm GPU architecture which is optimized for gaming and compute. The Tahiti GPU features up to 32 Compute Units, each with 64 Vector Units for up to 2048 Stream Processors, along with dual geometry engines and 8 Render Back ends than can process 32 color ROPs and 128 Z/Stencil ROPs per clock. Backed by 384-bit 3GB of GDDR5 memory, AMD Radeon HD 7970 with GCN Architecture realizes an improvement of over 150% in performance/sq mm over the prior generation.
  • newegg Next Generation AMD Eyefinity Technology & AMD HD3D AMD Eyefinity 2.0 features all-new support for stereo 3D, universal bezel compensation, brand new display configurations and an expanded and more immersive field of view. With full support for 3GHz HDMI and DisplayPort 1.2 HBR2, the AMD Radeon HD 7970 is set to drive next generation displays at up to 4K resolution. The AMD Radeon HD 7970 is also backed by AMD’s open 3D initiative for stereo 3D gaming and Blu-ray 3D movies.
  • newegg Refined AMD PowerTune Technology & AMD ZeroCore Power Technology Designed with the most advanced power management features, the AMD Radeon HD 7970 is equipped with the intelligence to convert unused power headroom into extra performance by dynamically controlling clock speeds, allowing gamers advanced performance inside of the power envelope they specify. AMD ZeroCore Power technology found in the AMD Radeon HD 7970 enables lower idle power than any other currently available graphics card. With support for AMD CrossFire technology, AMD ZeroCore Power eliminates wasted power, as well as additional heat and noise from extra cards when you are not using them.
  • newegg Enhanced Multi-GPU Capabilities with PCI Express 3.0 AMD CrossFire technology is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform. Unlocking game-dominating power, AMD CrossFire technology, coupled with native support for PCI Express 3.0, will allow for unprecedented bandwidth in TriFire and QuadFire configurations.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • jmarrazo
  • 7/7/2014 8:50:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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1 out of 5 eggsHorrible

Pros: When it works it is great but has only worked like 10% of the time I have owned it

Cons: About six months in my games started stuttering. Tried to contact gigabyte they open at 11:30 am Eastern Time Monday through Friday . I received the office is closed voice recording until 10 of 12. I work 1 pm to 9 pm so opening late cuts down on the time I am able to sitting down and try and troubleshoot with them. When I finally got a hold of them they had me do an rma. Turns out it was a heat sink problem sent a refurbished graphics card out and everything was fine until I tried hooking up a second display. I recently purchased an lg 42 inch tv and ran an hdmi from my computer to it. The taskbar flashes repeatedly and even interrupts some of my games. I have tried trouble shooting it myself but cannot get it to stop. Tried to call gigabyte support and again same recording "The gigabyte office is currently closed. We open 8:30 pacific." It is now 10 of 12 and still they are not open. I can understand opening late once in awhile but it is happening consistently.

Other Thoughts: Stay away from this graphics card

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  • ProxyDeath
  • 7/2/2014 5:52:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: It Runs like a Beast. When i first got it was quiet and Cool. but then I Did you some Mining with it. It is still Running like a Beast but i guess over time it has gotten like 2 to 5 celsius Warmer and a bit louder but if you have headphones or speakers on it gets dampened

Cons: One the Fans when they ramp up to around 45% fan speed. One of them make a Ticking sound its not loud but when i do hear it I personally dont like it.

Other Thoughts: Why am i making a review.... They aren't even being sold any more =(

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  • William J.
  • 7/2/2014 8:19:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Card, Even in 2014

Pros: It has been running ever since March 2013 for me. It has ran all games in high settings without problems so far.

Cons: It isn't new anymore.

Other Thoughts: If you've got the money, go ahead and get a newer card, not because this one is bad or anything, but simply because it's good to stay up to date as much as you can on this kind of technology.

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  • N/A
  • 5/29/2014 3:58:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsLove it

Pros: This card is great. I've been having it for over a year and it hasn't let me down.

Cons: None

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  • Nuseii
  • 4/3/2014 5:05:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsCard is a dud

Pros: While this card can excel when its operational, unfortunately it likes to take vacations back to the RMA center. It is so frustrating to have to deal with this process yet again. After getting it back from repair you'd think you could trust their process, but unfortunately all i'll get back this time around(if approved) will just be a ticking time bomb.

Cons: Death is imminent

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  • Atropos
  • 3/16/2014 5:10:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat! Please restock

Pros: I have been using this card for a while now and it needs a new, satisfying review. I didn't order this card off of Newegg, I went and purchased this from a man (who originally had CrossFired four of them) 211 some miles away from me for only $220 (plus a card to redeem 3 games of my choice, best deal ever), despite it being pre-owned, it has never let me down. In fact, it has always proven to overkill some games for me, surpassing 60 frames (my monitor only can go as fast as 60 fps, always have to VSync) consistently. I can play any (all of my games including BF4) game on ultra and still surpass 60fps. People say it is loud and "whiny", but I beg to differ, it runs pretty quiet. The fans on this GPU are outstanding at keeping it cool. I have run benchmarks on the highest settings I could find and it managed to never proceed past 55 Celsius. If you want an amazing GPU, consider this one greatly (if you can find it anywhere). If I could, I would have got a second one.

Cons: I don't have a second one to completely overkill every game and benchmark.

Other Thoughts: Please bring this back in stock, this was a great GPU. The other reviewers have no idea how powerful this card is.

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  • Vancando
  • 3/15/2014 7:51:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsMy card is no longer work after 6 months

Pros: Fast and clear

Cons: After six month it just stop working, the fan keep spinning but all the ports does not display on my monitor. I tried displayport, HDMI, DVI, it has no signal.

I thought it was my monitor, it is not the case since my monitor works with the build-in intel video and my other computer.

I wonder if Gigabyte still service this card after 6 months. Does anyone know.

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  • N/A
  • 1/29/2014 12:29:09 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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1 out of 5 eggs6 Months

Pros: Fast and clear gaming

Cons: After 6 mouth of light use it screams when a game is played even minecraft makes it yell.

Other Thoughts: first repair: Gigabyte told me there was a broken part and fixed it. But did not fix it at all. and i took a month to fix out of the expected 2 weeks

Second repair same day i got it back: Beyond there repair and was going to give me a new one but where back ordered for 2-8 weeks. the offered a full refund so bye bye gigabyte.

They also have bad service when it come to repairs my card come back after the first repair with rust and hair stuck on and in the fans

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  • N/A
  • 1/17/2014 4:03:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsFor those who love to rma

Pros: 3x wind force is quiet enough for me to run in an open case.
HDMI, DVI-I, and mini Display Ports.
Support for up to four displays.
Factory over clocked Tahiti @ 1000mhz.
Very quiet for a stock cooling solution!

Cons: Screen tearing, artifacting, no post, malfunctions.
Doesn't perform as well as some "cheaper" hd7970s.

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  • Nick
  • 1/10/2014 5:52:40 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs2 cards, 3 dead fans.

Pros: Decent hashrate for crypto currency.

Cons: Been running two since April... recently two fans on one card have died and it's now completely unusable as it overheats and crashes the box after an hour. The other has only one broken fan, but I have to underclock it to keep it going under 95c... Needless to say, It's quite disappointing. Also, was never a fan of the fact that they're voltage locked.

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