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HIS IceQ X² H797QM3G2M 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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Here comes the world’s fastest card with single GPU - HIS IceQ X² 3GB. It is cooler and quieter with the innovative and performance-leading IceQ X² solution. By employing 3x 6mm and 2x 8mm wide heatpipes, and extra large 40x47.5mm copper heatsink and super large 2x 8.9cm dual axial fans to expel the hot air from the GPU and core components, it significantly reduces its temperature and noise level while offering massive overclocking potential. The card also has better OC capability and longer life span with HIS high quality component.

Besides HIS’s exclusive features, the HIS IceQ X² 3GB packs the most advanced features tapping into the AMD Radeon 7970 GPU. Visionary GCN architecture, next generation AMD Eyefinity technology, AMD HD3D and AMD App acceleration enable astonishing performance and breathtaking image quality. Refined AMD PowerTune Technology and AMD ZeroCore Power Technology ensure maximum power efficiency.
 

  • newegg Amazing and Quiet cooling With IceQ X², the card is up to 17 °C cooler than the reference cooler. IceQ X² is one of the quietest coolers. The card is below 28dB when watching movies, surfing Facebook, and working. The card is quiet in 2D mode and remains quiet whether you are gaming, online socializing, entertaining or working. The card is up to 15dB quieter than the reference cooler.
  • newegg iTurbo iTurbo is your software assistant to control your graphics card to be quiet, cool and experience overclocking by simply pressing the iTurbo Button!
  • newegg High Quality Components HIS uses only the finest materials and the most advanced techniques to build their cards, making them one of the most stable and durable product in the industry. HIS special metal rib further strengthens the PCBs, making the cards extra stable and durable. Solid State Choke stabilizes the card and Full Solid State Capacitors enhances the card’s stability in critical gaming situations! HIS cards utilize Dynamic Phase Control PWM IC to save power for better use. Along with digital power design, 2 ounces Copper Layer, HIS cards make the best out of power, allowing users to clock speeds to the full potential!
  • newegg Optimized Power & Performance The new architecture of the card gets more usable processing power for your money, enabling better frame rates in the latest games at high resolutions. In addition, with AMD PowerPlay & AMD PowerTune technologies, you can optimize the balance between performance and power consumption of your system by adjusting the engine clock during runtime of the card. Manage the power and keep your wallet loaded!
  • newegg AMD Eyefinity 2.0 The card is capable to turn your computer into a super gaming machine. Enjoy the latest 3D games with stunning graphics and effects that your enemies cannot match! Get an immersive experience with AMD Eyefinity “2.0”! Expand your game across up to 4 displays while your opponents have one monitor. Along with all-new support for stereo 3D, universal bezel compensation and brand new display configurations, take the unfair advantage over your opponent and win more with the surround sight.
  • newegg Game Better & Faster With full Microsoft DirectX 11.1 support, the card is ready for next generation DirectX games. Equipped with AMD HD3D technology, you can enjoy a stereo 3D experience in the latest 3D games. The card also offers up to 2x faster tessellation and faster DirectCompute over earlier cards. Gamers will be pleased to enjoy the life-like graphics!

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • joycerp
  • 6/18/2014 5:20:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: After a burn in period, the card works great. Runs cool.

Cons: In the first two weeks I had the card it started "Artifacting" playing Smite. Which isn't a graphic intensive game at all. The drivers were all updated. The card has been running smooth as glass for the last 3 weeks.

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  • SCOTT A.
  • 3/6/2014 2:42:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAweful

Pros: None

Cons: Died!!!!

Other Thoughts: Updating from my last review. This card died in about 8 months. The warranty is covering it, but it is taking about a month to get it back. For the price you would think that it would last longer.

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  • 1/2/2014 1:21:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWorked great for 5 months

Pros: -Worked great, ran anything I threw at it on Ultra/ Very high and a 2560X1440 monitor.

-Quiet

-Loved it while it lasted

Cons: -Stopped working in less than six months. I bought in August and it worked great until a couple weeks ago when it started to be really unreliable. It would have a lot of artifacts, displays would crash, and I'd get a BSOD on start up sometimes.

Other Thoughts: I'm trying to get a replacement or refund for it now, but since it's been discontinued I'm not sure how well that will work. This review should apply to its 280X version as well. I'm assuming.

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  • g0at
  • 12/2/2013 10:24:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStays ice.

Pros: Works as advertised.

Doesn't go above 49c while running games.

Useful desktop overclocking and adjustments

Silent

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: I was originally going to get the 7950 but it ran out of stock, so i got this one. Glad I did its perfect.

I haven't needed to overclock yet either.

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  • BiTs
  • 11/24/2013 10:04:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

Pros: Just wanted to do an update from my last post. This card is not going blank anymore. I have not had that problem in a while. It has been working awesome. It seems to have worked itself out. If you do have this problem, it may do the same. It does not lag in my game at all, and I play StarCraft II.

Cons: Kinda pricey. It has gone down since I bought it, but that's the way New Egg works. Buy something then they lower the price. Sometimes before you even receive it.

Other Thoughts: I do recommend this card now. Some people say they cannot get a hold of HIS support, I did and they were willing to exchange the card. But before I could get around to send it in, it started working and has worked ever since. I never have swapped out the card. I think it's something that just has to work out. maybe the drivers were the problem, I do not know, I don't care, it works now and that is all that matters.

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  • Jnevarez
  • 9/7/2013 10:28:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great Card Bought it for my budget build and was utterly surprised when it was shelling out 80 fps on bf3 max setting stock clock. Quiet very Quiet!

Cons: none so far only had it a week so not a reliable source in this field. Only game i had trouble with was Guild Wars 2 35 FPS in a crowded WVW Battle.

Other Thoughts: great value for what you get.

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  • C0MMIBOB
  • 8/28/2013 6:07:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPowerful Card

Pros: This card plays everything i throw at it no problem. Full 1920x1080 bf3 on ultra im getting mid 60's, larger maps it sometimes dips to 50's. Metro Last Light it never drops below 50 fps. It stays very cool all the time and the included software for controlling fan speed and OC worst well so far. If you have a Cooler Master Haf 912 you will need to remove the middle drive bay.

Cons: None so far. Shame i haven't bought 2 yet.

Other Thoughts: If you are looking for a fantastic card look no further. I picked this up over a 760 and im extremely satisfied. Easily can be clocked to the same as the Ghz edition cards. Make sure your processor can handle this i5 up, for amd id say nothing lower than an 8 core.

My build:
Asus Sabertooth 990fx
Amd 8320 @ 4.5ghz
8 gigs of Corsair vengeance
Roswell lighting 800 watts
Corsair h100 i

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  • N/A
  • 8/15/2013 7:56:17 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsSupport non-existant

Pros: None - have not received a working unit yet.

Cons: Does not work out of the box. Unpackaged and immediately found a small IC chip laying on foam under the card. Looked at the back of the card and you can clearly see where it should have been soldered on the card, but due to a shotty solder job had fallen off.

Other Thoughts: Contacted tech support via email, they DO NOT have a phone number (I hate that these days) was told to put in a ticket. I did and have heard NOTHING back in 4 days. Followed up with emails and have been ignored. Also used this KoG thing they have and its gone nowhere as well.

Not impressed with Their tech support at all. With so much graphic card competition, I see NO reason whatsoever to purchase this card. Find one with a tech support phone #

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  • Richard
  • 7/10/2013 10:28:32 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMost powerful card I've ever experienced

Pros: This card is outstanding. I've been able to run all these games at 100% max everything at 1080p (1920x1080 resolution) (Check 'other thoughts' for system specs):
- Crysis 3
- Metro: Last Light
- Far Cry 3
- WoW
- Saints Row: The Third
- Planetside 2
The most intense was probably Planetside 2, where it dipped into the low 40's for FPS when my screen was full of explosions/100's of people/and a huge detailed area. But on average it ran 70fps+. Crysis dipped slightly in the beginning during that stormy sea part but that was it. I've been throwing everything I can think of at it, and it's laughing at me. Getting 70+ FPS on anything I can think of just brings tears of joy.

Temp wise this card never read higher than 67C after 2 days straight of playing several high-demanding games. It stayed quiet the entire time. I never heard the fan rev up at all, and if it did, it was so suttle I barely noticed. Extremely satisfied with this card.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: System Specs:
CPU - AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz
CPU Cooler - Zalman Extreme 110 Ultra Quiet Slim
Case - Cooler Master CM Storm Scout 2 Advanced
RAM - G.Skill Ares Series 1866 8GB (2 x 4 GB)
PSU - Corsair HX Series 750W
Motherboard - ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0

Side note: I haven't overclocked it, because I haven't had to. Don't see why unless you're aiming to play at 1440p or higher res. Or if a game more demanding than Crysis 3 comes out

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  • N/A
  • 6/19/2013 6:36:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Card With a Few Catches

Pros: Powerful card. Seems to be very sturdy. Runs cool and quiet.

Cons: Has issues with EFI boot mode. Monitor remains black when trying to wake the computer from sleep.

Other Thoughts: This is a good card with a few caveats. I RMA'ed my first card because I thought it was dead. Turns out that this card was not compatible with my BIOS EFI boot mode. With the second card, I had to boot into BIOS setup with my on-board graphics, change my boot mode from EFI to Legacy, and then install the card to get any video at all from it. So if you get this card and think it may be DOA, try this first. You might save yourself some major disappointment.

Also, I'm currently having issues with the picture coming back on my monitor after I wake the computer from a low power state. I'm running Windows 8 64 bit with Catalyst 13.4 drivers, which are the latest out right now. I can see this getting resolved in a future driver update, but for now it seems I'll be disabling my low power settings.

Other than those catches, I'm happy with the card. Being a tech guy myself, I was pretty surprised by the EFI boot issue especially since I was replacing an HD6870 that had no problems at all under this mode. I haven't had the card long enough to experience any coil whine or anything else some people describe, but so far this card is much quieter than my old one and runs World of Warcraft beautifully.

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