Summary: Bought one for my I7 build and I'm glad I did. Plays Crysis 2 High Texture w/ no glitches w/ everything maxed up. I bought the Asus one cause I have an asus MB and thought maybe it might be a tinge more compatible although they're probably all the same among manufacturers. I run a I7 950 @ 4ghz and with the amd clocks wide open and it takes everything I can throw at it, and it's been over a year so the durability is there.
Summary: Bought as a 2nd card from Amazon to complete a CrossFire setup. Unlocked the shaders on both cards (don't flash the BIOS, old method that doesn't work with this card) and system runs like a champ. Both cards have a slight overclock to 820 on stock cooling with 20% PowerTune. Running a HP ZR30w monitor at full resolution on a DisplayPort cable. Only video adapter inside is for HDMI>VGA; mini-DP cable you must buy on your own.
Unlock Shaders + A Touch of Overclocking = 6970 or Better!
P. Jackson, Amazon
6 April 2011
Summary: Card is built well - it's a reference card, but the HSF cover is aluminum rather than plastic like most, making it more solid and achieving slightly better cooling efficiency. Factory overclock of 10MHz. Don't bother flashing this card with a 6970 BIOS - potentially dangerous as the memory timings and voltages are different (and this card only has two 6-pin PCIe power connectors unlike the 6970 that has a 6-pin and an 8-pin, so it obviously can't draw the same amount of...
Summary: Awesome in every way except over clocking . the included software from asus doesn't install properly if you flash it to the 6970 bios(some sort of bios read error?) I can't comment on stock performance because i impatiently flashed it to 6970 levels the moment it came out of the box. Overall a good value.
Summary: This card is an excellent value. As of this review, the Radeon HD6970 cards cost about $70 additional dollars. The main differences between this card and a HD6970 are the amount of shaders, core clock speed, and memory speed. In about 15 minutes, an advanced user can flash the bios and increase the amount of shaders, increase the clock speed, and increase the memory speed to the same levels as a HD6970.
Summary: Una buena tarjeta de video la verdad, un rendimiento asombroso, con la posibilidad de poder ser mutada via mod bios para activar los tmu adicionales, ademas lo bueno de esta marca es que trae carcasa de alumio, que le ayuda bastante a disipar el calor y que por defecto trae 10mhz mas de clock. por lo demas trae las mismas memorias limitadas a 5000Mhz (1250Mhz QDR).