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Gigabyte GV-R557OC-1GI
7.7 out of 10

Gigabyte GV-R557OC-1GI

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Overall 8

Great cost solution

matthew f., Newegg
28 August 2011
  • Pros: Well first off one word...PRICE. i built a high end rig and ran out of cash so this ended up in my system and is flawless was a breeze to install drivers. Also will not take up much case space if thats a worry for some. It is currently running with my AMD 1090 6 core cpu on gigabytes GA890FXA-UD5...
  • Cons: the only thing i can think of is the look of it really...its not too loud and fits great but it deff looks like a low end car =)
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Overall 10

Great budget card

Michael M., Newegg
10 July 2011
  • Summary: The total system cost in April of 2010 was 700 dollars. Now it would be less than 600. It does all I need it to. GIGABYTE GA-770TA-UD3 AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGIBOX G.SKILL Trident 4GB (2 x 2GB)...
  • Pros: 1 GB of on board video memory. Does not even require a power connection! I do recommend a good power supply. I have it on a Corsair 400 watt and I think it would be better to have the 500. Looks beautiful! I can set Crysis to the highest settings! Crysis 2 runs very well on this modest system! Wi...
  • Cons: It isn't a foot long and it doesn't require two 8-pin power connections.
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Overall 10

Better than expected

Nicole G., Newegg
5 May 2011
  • Summary: right after i purchased this card i actually found out that there are HD 5670 models available for the similar price and look faster but thats my fault for not looking further and not rushing before purchasing...
  • Pros: Slightly faster core speed compared to other brands, i was a little suspicious about pci. exp. 2.1 on a 2.0 motherboard but i didn't have any problems at all and actually i found out that 2.1 works at same speed with 2.0... performance on games is better than i expected from a supposedly low end ...
  • Cons: NONE
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Overall 10

Great Card for Price

Dhiman S., Newegg
22 June 2010
  • Pros: Just got it. It works well with my system, have not tried anything high end with it yet.
  • Cons: It took me a while to figure out how to properly install this card on Linux, I had to first get the driver for linux and then install it in and it worked, it is unlike other cards which works when you plug it in without installing the driver, otherwise it is a good card.
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Overall 8

Its ok

Anonymous, Newegg
20 June 2010
  • Summary: Dunno what happend but i ordered thi sinstead of an AMD 5750 and was saddened to see it when it arrived - my fault
  • Pros: Its good for HTPC and a lot faster than geforce embedded graphics. Has HD audio via HDMI and plays new games on low/medium settings.
  • Cons: has power management which totally sucks - when booting up you will see scaling issues and ti sis with all new AMD video cards - wot da funk AMD ?????? I left nvidia for this?
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Overall 2

User Review

Andrew B., Newegg
4 June 2010
  • Summary: Still hoping for a solution to the display monitor not turning on.
  • Pros: None yet
  • Cons: Fan on it works fine but no display on monitor, after trying a lot of different solutions, none worked.
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Overall 10


Anthony C., Newegg
2 May 2010
  • Pros: Easy install, no fuss, great quality and clarity for the rig it's in. Man of few words...building on a budget, buy this card!
  • Cons: Only problem was my fault, forgot to disable my onboard graphics, kept on finding new hardware after initial install, my 5th build....2 build in less than 1 month...rookie mistake...
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Overall 10

Sweet card

Teresa G., Newegg
9 March 2010
  • Summary: Happy with this card, easy install and really impressed with the cards performance.
  • Pros: Powerful enough card to do most tasks, plays games at full HD settings 1920x1080, with high frame rates (40+fps) Good driver support, High stream processors
  • Cons: none
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Overall 10

More than enough

William M., Newegg
2 March 2010
  • Pros: Windows 7 rates this card at a 6.7 out of 7.9 for "Desktop performance for Windows Aero" and "3D business and gaming graphics performance". Not to shabby, especially for the price.
  • Cons: None at all
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Overall 6

DOA but I remain hopeful

Brian S., Newegg
19 February 2010
  • Summary: Planning on using this in my HTPC after achieving total FAIL with a GT220 card.
  • Pros: The specs all look sweet. Not a bad price.
  • Cons: Gotta go three eggs rights now since it was DOA. But The Egg made it right. No restocking and they paid the shipping back. Just waiting for the replacement to arrive. Will re-review once I get the replacement up and running.
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