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
Summary: Asus GPU Tweak let's you overclock and monitor these cards very easily. You can also mess around with voltages and power targets, great for mining and gaming.
Pros: Love these cards! I picked up two of these during the Black Friday sale so they were $149 a piece PLUS a $40 rebate, so I paid 109.99 each. Absolutely worth it. They replaced a single Sapphire HD 6850 1GB card. Setting up crossfire was extremely easy. Plug the cards in, plug the bridge in, open c...
Cons: I don't have any real cons associated with this card. They are a short PCB, but a LONG heatsink, for me this is no problem in my full ATX Antec DF-85 case, but if you are thinking about putting these in a mid-ATX then you may run into some issues.
Pros: runs super-quiet in my machine. I'm even using a slightly lower PSU than what is recommended, but there doesn't seem to be any problems. It's a large card, but it fits in my computer. I've mailed my rebate in so we'll see how that goes.
Cons: None so far. It's a very good card, rebate or otherwise.
Summary: I'm very pleased with this GPU. Big fan of AMD Radeon series and this hasn't let me down.
Pros: Runs suuuper quiet Has not hiccuped once in benchmarks (Unigen Heaven) or games: D3 (default settings), BF4 (default settings)
Cons: The length of the cooling fans is off the wall. I've never had such an up-to-date GPU before, so that doesn't say much but it's in an NZXT Source 530 and it fits snug (with a fan in the swivel bay).
Summary: I am not here to bash Newegg as this is the first time that they have really let me down. This item was purchased over the BLACK FRIDAY weekend but as of now has not yet made it to me!! Here is an email I received dated December 4.
Pros: What can i say, I am not a hard core gamer in need of the newest and fastest GPU but I am wanting to use my Blu-ray and enjoy my 24" monitor. The specs that a 7850 has will get the job done and for the price I paid with the rebate will work just fine for me. I also feel Asus does a really nice jo...
Cons: I hope Newegg reviews my "OTHER THOUGHTS" Maybe Paul, Kyle, Steve, Joanne and Jenny can go help in the warehouse when things get busy.