Summary: I'm not a heavy graphics user but bought this video card to avoid any slow downs in my 2 year old Dell desktop PC with Intel I7 processor and 8 GB RAM. It worked fine and was quiet for 2 years and then quit. I called the card manufacturer and a technician tested it and said it needed to be replaced. My 2 year product warranty had just expired a month before so I was S.O.L..I replaced it with a EVGA GTX 670 card which has a 3-year warranty and is blazing fast.
Summary: This graphics card has been nothing but trouble! The software does not update automatically! It just doesn't RUN WELL! Every time I boot up my computer, I have to re-detect the display. Who ever heard of a graphics card that requires manipulation, in order to use the full height and width of your monitor??? (Scaling option) fail to figure it out, and your 24" monitor has a one inch, black border around it's edge!
2 cards running 6 LCD's they work great in Alienware
G review, Amazon
14 February 2011
Summary: These two cards are working 6 LCD's, Eyefinity and also with a i7 930 ,over clocked 2.80 to 3.20 and using 2 Display port (ACTIVE) adapters sold separately each $107.00 and separate usb power supply I added ,card specs says you don't need it but ,I wanted it so for 4 months no problems with cards they work great .
Summary: So far this card has worked great. I had read about all the nightmares with installing it, but it went smooth and easy. Once installed Win7 recognized it and I installed the drivers from the CD. Then went to ATI web page and downloaded the newest ones. Every thing runs smooth and my Windows experience rating went to 7.8 for graphics. It is a very large card and I also had to install a new psu [...] which was larger than the one I had before.
Summary: Simply put, it is just amazing. Of course there are better VCs out there, but the difference between an HD4870 to this one is big and the performance is all everything I was looking for. Although I was expecting fro the card to have a better finish (physically) like shown on the headline picture or whatever, it came out to be a refurbished or something like that look. Just a very simple red plastic cover on top not like shown here.
Summary: Recently upgraded to the 5870 from an 8800GT. This is my first ATI card as I was previously convinced that Nvidia were the kings. Oh how times have changed. The benchmarks for this card pretty much blow away anything Nvidia has (not to mention the added benefit of low heat and low power consumption). I was lucky enough to find one at a Microcenter for $399, so I snatched it up.
Summary: Excellent video card, especially if you want to run games at high resolutions and graphic settings. I used to use a GTX280 and it put out a lot of heat. This runs quite cool in comparison. They did a lot of work on throttling back the chip when it doesn't need the power and it shows.
Summary: i was lucky..after searching for 2 weeks I located an open box at at a fry's in San Diego ..They said the card was tested on return ..I hate buying open box items.So I really don't know why the card was returned ...OK ..the card is 10.5 inches long so it runs past the length of the mobo..so i moded my p 182 antec to fit my previous card was a evga 9800 gtx+ my power supply is an 850 watt antec so i was ok the card uses 2 8 pin molex connectors.