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ASUS Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II 925MHZ 3GB 5.5GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI 4xDisplayPort PCI-E Video Card

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   Part #: HD7970-DC2-3GD5
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Features    [ Edit | History ]

With the demand of current applications and software, the addition of a graphics card can help improve the computing process and application time.

Quick Specs:
Package Contents
  • HD7970-DC2-3GD5 Radeon HD 7970 Graphic Card
  • 1 x CrossFire Cable
  • 1 x Power Cable
  • 1 x DVI to HDMI Adaptor
Host Interface PCI Express 3.0
Platform Supported PC
Limited Warranty 3 Year
Standard Memory 3 GB
Thickness 2.1"
API Supported DirectX 11.0 OpenGL 4.2
Form Factor Plug-in Card
Length 11"
Memory Speed 5500 MHz
Maximum Resolution 2560 x 1600
Cooler Type Fan Cooler
Memory Technology GDDR5 SDRAM
Height 5.1"
HDCP Supported Yes
Bus Width 384 bit
Multi-GPU Technology CrossFireX
RAMDAC Speed 400 MHz
Analog Signal Yes
Digital Signal Yes
Number of Monitors Supported 6
Chipset Manufacturer AMD
Chipset Model HD 7970
Chipset Line Radeon
Chipset Series HD 7000
DisplayPort Yes
Slot Space Required Triple
Number of DisplayPort Outputs 4
Number of DVI Outputs 2
GPU Clock 925 MHz

Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
General Information  
     Brand Name: Asus
     Manufacturer: ASUS Computer International
     Manufacturer Part Number: HD7970-DC2-3GD5
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Product Model: HD7970-DC2-3GD5
     Product Name: HD7970-DC2-3GD5 Radeon HD 7970 Graphic Card
     Product Type: Graphic Card
     DisplayPort: Yes
     DVI: Yes
     Host Interface: PCI Express 3.0
     Number of DisplayPort Outputs: 4
     Number of DVI Outputs: 2
     Bus Width: 384 bit
     Memory Speed: 5500 MHz
     Memory Technology: GDDR5 SDRAM
     Standard Memory: 3 GB
     Package Contents:
  • HD7970-DC2-3GD5 Radeon HD 7970 Graphic Card
  • 1 x CrossFire Cable
  • 1 x Power Cable
  • 1 x DVI to HDMI Adaptor

     Platform Supported: PC
     System Requirements:

Operating System(s): Windows 7

Physical Characteristics  
     Cooler Type: Fan Cooler
     Form Factor: Plug-in Card
     Height: 5.1" (129.5 mm)
     Length: 11" (279.4 mm)
     Slot Space Required: Triple
     Thickness: 2.1" (53.3 mm)
Processor & Chipset  
     Chipset Line: Radeon
     Chipset Manufacturer: AMD
     Chipset Model: HD 7970
     Chipset Series: HD 7000
     GPU Clock: 925 MHz
     Software Included:

Utilities & Driver

Technical Information  
     Analog Signal: Yes
     API Supported: DirectX 11.0
OpenGL 4.2
     Digital Signal: Yes
     Features: Super Alloy Power
Eyefinity Technology
AMD HD3D Technology
     HDCP Supported: Yes
     Maximum Resolution: 2560 x 1600
     Multi-GPU Technology: CrossFireX
     Number of Monitors Supported: 6
     RAMDAC Speed: 400 MHz
     Limited Warranty: 3 Year

ASUS HD7970-DC2-3GD5 Customer Reviews

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Experience: 8 Weeks
 Verified Owner
- Excellent Price-Performance (y299)
- Plays everything at 1080p
- Triple slot(Not a big deal at all)
Couple things that a few drivers could straighen out but other than that I quiet like this card and recommend the most it since the R9 series is glorified 7970GHz Editions, and the GHz edition itself is less overclockable. 1080P is no big deal for this card but some games just slaughter my card *ie FarCry 3. This could be my card but the filers and lighting seem to bring it down to 30fps. Ghosts is locked p92Ffps, and yes, it plays Minecraft, at 2600Fps.

Experience: 5 Days
 Verified Owner
Great overclocker, even without changing voltages got it to 1100/6000.
Cool and quiet with the DirectCU2 cooler and big fans.
Basically same card as the new R9 280.
Will support AMD Mantle API
Fat and heavy, takes up three slots, make sure your mobo has enough empty slots to take it.
I picked up this card a week ago to replace my old 5879, to get better frame rates in BF4.

1. Overclocks very easily, I have it running at 1100 GPU clock, 4 x 1500 = 6000 memory clock. No need to change any voltages.
2. When I first installed the card, I also installed GPU Tweak (ASUS overclocking interface). It lets you play with voltages. I was getting a lot of screen tearing and flickering, couldn't figure out why, so uninstalled GPU Tweak and used the Catalyst Overdrive utility instead (which does not let you mess with voltages). Again, I set it to run at 1100 GPU/6000 memory using Catalyst Control Centre.
3. The screen tearing and flickering was driving me nuts, I was ready to RMA the card. Tried everything... different versions of Catalyst drivers, messing around with Flash settings, messing around with CPU overclock settings, reverting back to 925 GPU/5500 memory (default). Finally, changed my monitor cable from DVI to Displayport. Voila, everything is good (knock on wood).
4. Cooler on card is fabulous, main reason I purchased it. Low fan speeds, cool GPU.
5. This card shares the same PCB as the new R9 280, in fact it is basically an R9 280. When AMD releases their new Mantle API in December, the 7970 will be supported.

I am happy with this card, now that the screen flickering seems to be solved (bad DVI cable).

Experience: 3 Weeks
 Verified Owner
High Overclock, Cool, Great name
Loud, Large
Bought 2 of these for a new build while they were on sale. The coolers are far too loud for my liking but a pair of waterblocks fixed that easily haha. Great cards!

Experience: 3 Days
 Verified Owner
Powerful - runs multiple monitors with ez
Well Built
This card is massive and seems to throw alot of heat into the case
Exellent card, powerful, well built, and versatile. Make sure you check the size of this card out to make sure it will fit in your system before making the purchase but for me it fit easly in my Thermaltake Chaser Mk 1 with room to spare. Planning to get a second card to run in crossfire soon.
Note; does seem to throw alot of heat into the case... exhaust port on the card is only about half of a slot the other 2 slots it takes up is just heatsink and card... with that said the GPU core temps even under heavy load seem to be ok its the case temps that seem to have gone up...

Experience: 1 Days
Powerful card, looks amazing, great cooler.
I haven't received my cards yet but with all the reviews I've done this should be an amazing card, these should be just what I need and for $269.00 I couldn't resist. I bought two of these for a crossfire configuration. I thought of getting an R9 series card but being new on the market they probably are going to be overpriced for not much more performance.

Constance Elizabeth_R
Experience: 3 Days
 Verified Owner
- Great for gaming at 120Hz, or on triple LCD setup.
- Looks Great!
- Quiet when fan set to Auto
- 3GB DDR5
- Best AMD Single GPU on the market (until Hawaii)!
- Easy to flash
- Dual Flash Switch
- GPU Tweak can control clocks and power.
- Underclocking for better power control.
- Takes 3 Slots
- Loud when fans at 100%
- need large case
- Display ports only single link? Because I couldn't choose 120Hz for the life of me. Had to use the DL DVI (yes, with the same cable and adapter) for 120Hz. (I maybe doing something wrong, but a couple of nights playing with the settings, and I still couldn't get it to 120 on display port, regardless of which one - Windows 8.1 seems to limit Display Port to 64Hz, so maybe that's the problem).
Edit (1 month later - Oct 16,2013): YES, vcore can change with bios mod and flash. I used VBE7(7b) to increase my vcore (VDDC) to 1.218v, Core Clock to 1125, memory to 1650, and TDP to 231W. Memory requires 1.625v for stability, need to change it in GPU Tweak. So, in the end, 1125/1650! So, I'm increasing my rating to 5 stars because of the performance ... (still using DVI though).

(Sept 16, 2013 - Original Post)
OK for those into overclocking; best I got was 1075 core and 1500 memory, stable at stock voltage (1.175v), power control settings at 20% to avoid throttling.
Max OC when stress testing was 1165 on the core and the memory to 1675 on the memory; this setting always failed in almost every game I played. So, I left it at 1075/1500 for stability.
Unfortunately, you can't change vcore through software, it is hardware locked. Tried so many things, from Trixx, to MSI Afterburner hack for voltage mod, to Asus GPU Tweak, to even trying changes in the regedit. I may try the VGA Hotwire method, but not too keen on soldering my new card.
I'm happy because this card definitely overclocked easily to GHz speeds; 1050/1500 with CCC, GPU Tweak or MSI Afterburner.
Finally, playing BF3 at higher frames on Ultra makes the game look so much smoother.
One star removed because I can't get the display port to work at 120Hz ... only 60Hz (had to use DVI cable for 120Hz). Until I get the DP to 120Hz, I'm only giving 4 stars.
Card is huge ... goes with the bragging rights I guess.
This review was modfied by poster l 10-24-13 10:03 AM

This review was modfied by poster @ 10-24-13 11:09 AM

Experience: 1 Days
 Verified Owner
Awesome card !
Very good Overcloacking !
I just recive it and I love this card. Really good Overcloacking. +10 FPS in Battlefield 3 (1920x1200) All ULTRA with Overcloacking. A++++

Experience: 3 Days
 Verified Owner
Exceptional graphics card, very quiet
Really large
Awesome graphics card, powerful and quiet but because of the size it won't work on every motherboard or case.

Experience: 5 Days
Over powered beast much better then my old gtx 680 nvidia card
No cons perfect card cool and over clocks like a dream
I couldn't ask for a better video card bought it for 399 and it out ran my gtx 680 by 23 fps on each game Amd the way it's really meant to be played

Experience: 1 Days
 Verified Owner
good OC capability
great card
110$ off
confusing initial set up for 120hz monitor
Overall this is a phenomenal card. Unfortunately only one of the DVI ports is a dual link DVI so you can only run one monitor at 120hz if you happen to have 2 that are both. If your monitors are display port you can run all 4 at 120hz and then 2 more at 60 for all 6. There is a switch located on the card that turns the 1 DVI into a dual link but this disables a display port.

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