I recently purchased an XFX 7970 DD Black Edition video card.
Right out of the box, this card has issues with randomly causing my computer to crash while playing WoW. (Either a colored screen with a bunch of vertical lines, or just a screen freeze in which it loops the last sound that had been played).
Originally I thought it was my RAM, but I narrowed that out with a RAM check, then I turned to drivers, but no drivers I had tried (Either 12.11 beta or rolling back) seemed to resolve the issue.
I finally decided to RMA the card, but after some more research it appears that this is a common issue with these cards. Is it more worth it for me to simply buy a GTX 800 rather than invest my money in another 7970 only to discover this issue persists?