Efficient power usage.
Good multi-monitor support.
3GB video RAM.
4K display support.
Probably can be overclocked even higher.
Incredible (high) price.
No PhysX support.
Slightly thirstier when under load.
By Vortez on February 26, 2012
Well there you have it. The benchmarks pretty much speak for themselves with the AMD HD7970 leading in all but one game, Batman: Arkham City, itself a TWIMTBP game, heavily optimised for NVIDIA graphics cards. To make matters worse for the GTX580,...-
By Vortez on February 21, 2012
As we have shown, the XFX R7970 is the fastest single core GPU we have tested to date. It even manages to better the awesome twin core AMD HD6990 which is a fantastic result. What XFX have created here is a graphics card that can handle anything you...-
By Neoseeker on February 21, 2012
From the onset of our testing it was clear the XFX R7970 BE was going to easily best the reference model in all of our benchmarks, and subsequently become the fastest single GPU graphics card we have tested. This is of course due to the overclocked...-
By Hardware Canucks on February 06, 2012
The HD 7970 has proven itself to be one of the post popular graphics cards in the post holiday buying season and with good reason. It is efficient, soundly beats NVIDIAs incumbent flagship and While availability is still touch and go, AMDs...-
By Overclockers Club on January 26, 2012
Having just looked at a reference card for the hard launch of the HD 7970, it's interesting to see a non-reference cooling solution on a card with boosted clock speeds so soon – in fact, ready to go at launch. With its higher clock speeds and...-
By LanOC Reviews on January 19, 2012
We knew what to expect from the HD 7970 when coming into this review but I had no idea what kind of performance jump we would see with the XFX DD Black Edition Overclocked. With its core speed bumped up to an impressive 1000MHz we saw big jumps in...100
By Maximum PC on January 18, 2012
It’s not unusual to see factory-overclocked videocards ship with custom cooling solutions—a few months after the GPU launches. This time, XFX hits the ground running with their Radeon HD 7970 Black Edition. This is a factory-overclocked card...90
By Atomic MPC on January 10, 2012
With jawdropping looks and performance, our only worries are the jawdropping...93
By Benchmark Reviews on January 09, 2012
IMPORTANT: Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time. While we each do our best to...91
By AnandTech on January 09, 2012
Traditionally the launch of a next-generation high-end video card has been a staggered process. In the name of getting cards out as soon as possible the first cards are almost always reference cards coming preassembled straight from AMD or NVIDIA,...-