Rating from someone with a Masters Degree in Computer Science
Jonathan L., Newegg
21 December 2014
Summary: I am an avid gamer. I spend about 6-14 hours a day playing the most graphic intensive direct3d games on the market. I am the perfect stress test for video cards. I have used Nvidia and Radeon cards for years and not one I have ever had in 15 years has ever survived for more than 3 years.
Pros: - The fan is quiet - The resources for the money are outstanding - Can run any game on max settings without error - Raptor tools from AMD make optimizing games to work with this card easy - Card runs cool from 40C to 75C even when playing games on max settings
Cons: - Card failed after 1 year 10 months of use which is acceptable (please see my important notes below) - Card is large in dimension (over 10 inches) - It does require the 6 pin connector
Pros: Works decently for average gamers, quiet and efficient.
Cons: Starting overheating about 4-5 months into ownership.. it started crashing at 50C, which from my research makes me believe that there was something defective in the card, being that most cards survive up to 70-80C until they spike. With the newer games coming out you can't even get through the fi...
Cons: Had issues with this video card locking up off the bad. For no apparent reason(heat or otherwise) this video card locks up. I have found that the Radeon chip is the culprit but there is yet to be a permanent fix, the only thing I have found that helps is to have dual monitors going(or monitor and...
Cons: purchased this 8/2/2012.. completely dead now.. monitor will display 'no signal'.. gpu fan's still running.. tried to reformat.. nothing changed.. monitor works fine when plugged into mobo using on board graphics.. but gpu itself is dead.. disappointed and out of warranty :(