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Pros Excellent Card for it's a price ATM(179.00 with rebate)
Cons It's being replaced by newer cards so the window for me to set up SLI is closing. Can't OC this card.
Summary 2 GB, 256 bit rate, DDR5 Ram and around 1000mhz clock for $200 is awesome! Example: This card with 4760k, 8GB and mechanical HD: In ranked matches it runs SC HoTS at "ultra" settings very smoothly and responsively.
Pros Smaller than my last card, uses less power in theory.
Cons Eyefinity is a lie. False advertising on the box and Website
Summary This card does not support more than two monitors out of the box, contrary to what the advertising for eyefinity tech would have you believe. You can connect more than two monitors, and use them, only if you purchase additional active displayport adapters. Passive displayport cables will not work.
I had to bash my face against endless useless forums to divine this little gem of information. So here I sit waiting for yet another adapter to come in the mail in the hopes of eventually being able to use my third monitor.
Summary I have an 1920x1080 screen, a i7 920 processor, win7-64 OS, 14 gigs of am and a 256 SSD. I wanted to squeeze another 2 years out of my PC so I decided to purchased thi card to replace my ATI5870 card. It was extremely simple since they use the same drivers.
I had been playing Arkham city & Skyrim with my old card with max settings. Unfortunately, it was showing its age. It just couldn't keep up. I'm happy to report that with this new card Skyrim is extremely smooth. I get 50-60 FPS constantly. With Arkham city i usually get 40-50 FPS at the highest settings.
And the free games is an amazing deal.
I'll use this card until my next PC & higher resolution screen. But for now, I'm happy that I'm set for another 2 years of gaming delight.
Pros Quiet, fast, handles most games with ease, easy to overclock, awesome games bundle
Cons Actually very big, heatsink is full height the whole length of the card - requires more room than you think, can struggle at 1920x1200 on some newer titles with everything maxed out.
Summary Bought to replace an aging HD4890, it was definitely worth it! Games that I had struggled to play and enjoy at 1920x1200 were suddenly playable (e.g. Rage, Deus EX, Bioshock etc). The included bundle was what convinced me to get this card as I was after Bioshock Infinite and the new Tombraider - both of which are excellent and play very well on the card. Tombraider especially was extremely good. As for the card, I had a little trouble installing it in my Dell Studio case as the heat sink was so deep that it was butting up against the SATA ports on the motherboard. Otherwise it was plain sailing and a nice clean Windows 7 made it even better for gaming. Overclocking is easy, though I have not tried to push it too hard. I simply upped the power to the full 20%+ and set the max clock to 1100MHz which it seems to take just fine. The fan is quiet, the card seems to run mostly cool - the rest of my system generates more noise. Overall I am very satisfied. The price was excellent, the performance is great though some new titles (Batman Arkham City for example) when maxed out can tax it a little (really should back of the tessellation and FXAA ;)). The games bundle is fantastic value and now there is even Far Cry 3! (at the time of writing). Well worth it.
Pros Great bang for your buck for $200 on sale. Can handle whatever I can throw at it at 1080p. Came with AMD's Never Settle Bundle which comes with some good games.
Cons Had to RMA the first card that arrived due to an unbearable coil whine when running the card at a high percent usage or pushing a high frame rate. The replacement card does still have a noticeable whine but it nowhere near as bad as it was.
To get it to $200 had to go through a MIR, which can be a hassle.
No problems performance wise.
Summary The first card I received had a terrible coil whine out of the box when the card was running at a high percent usage or pushing a high frame rate. I was able to RMA it and the new one has been working great ever since. It does still have a whine when it's running hot, but it's much better than before, with it only really being noticeable sitting close the tower.
I'm only running at 1080p with an i3-3220, but it handles Far Cry 3, Battlefield 3, Starcraft 2, Skyrim with lots of nice visual mods, and Borderlands 2 with some more taxing graphical mods than vanilla, all with pretty good framerates.
I don't have much experience with other graphics cards as this is my first major build, but so far I'm very impressed with what this card can do. I would definitely buy again.
Pros -Really good Value -2GB GDDR5 -Comes with Bioschock Infinite and Tomb Raider
Cons -None so far, did my research before i bought it so i knew exactly what i was getting
Summary Purchased this card to go into a Micro-ATX style Gaming Build, its running Great with an i5 3570 and 8 gigs of ddr3. It max's out both of the free games that comes with it flawlessly! Purchased this to play BF3, runs it on ultra pre-set with no trouble, and if you turn msaa to 2x you can get vsync lock at 60fps. Great card i really recommend it!
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