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It is a very good performer for 1440p. Pretty much can max out everything at 1440p. Its temperature under full load is very reasonable and it is not too noisy. However it cannot be overclocked. Stock speed is 1000MHz and increase it is to 1050MHz and video driver crash in desktop mode.
Got this to replace a reference design 6950. So far it has been super fast and powerful but it does draw more power. At 100% GPU load using Furmark it is somewhat loud but otherwise it is a great card. The added games from AMD make this a no-brainer purchase.
Quite card that stays cool under load. Plays most games flawlessly at 1080p on high-very high settings. The 3 games you get from the Never Settle Radeon Gold Reward Bundle are an added bonus. Crysis 3 looks amazing.
I upgraded to this card from crossfire 6970's and benchmark were showing that this card was equal to and sometimes faster than the crossfire solution. Very impressed with this card, it'll flex anything I throw at it.
Yes, it's voltage locked. However, I have read things saying that something in the neighborhood of 1150/1575 is still possible. But this is the internet, so take it with a grain of salt. I haven't bumped mine up that high yet, but even bumping up the core another 100MHz made ZERO impact on the core temps. At full utilization, it still doesn't break 60 degrees C, the fan speed has never gone above 63%, and the noise it makes is still barely noticeable.
All in all, I think the message here (and from other comments) is that it will OC some more out of the box, but don't expect godlike OC numbers.
This video card is probably the video card i woud reccomand to any gamers who would like a high end gaming computer. It just run every games at ultra and 1080p. Althought i would't reccomand this card to overclocker maniacs since the voltage is locked
This is a great video card to own, it runs cool and using gigabytes OC guru software I have easily created my own fan curve to have it run around 65 degrees max while maintaining around 60% fan speed. As a result this video card has been way quieter than any stock solution from AMD or nvidia that I have tried in the past and runs cooler as well.
I understand why Gigabyte is locking the maximum voltage of the card but I really wish I had more control in reducing the voltage required. At the moment the voltage can be reduced if the GPU is underclocked at certain speeds and the voltage decreases are few and far between.
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