Gigabyte won't stand by their product if it's defective
Duc N., Newegg
4 weeks ago
Cons: This card keeps crashing my computer when ever I'm running a graphics intensive program. I have tried updating drivers, my bios, checked other components without a solution. It hasn't been overclocked so that's not an issue. Finally sent it to Gigabyte for RMA and they took 2 weeks to send me back the same card. It took less then 5 minutes for the card to crash a game that was working fine with my system's integrated graphics before. Now Gigabyte won't reply to any of...
Summary: after around 6 months, in the middle of the night, sparks fly from the the card's chips that woke me up and i immediately shut down power but its too late damage is on the card only, 2 small chip was fused after the burn I'm pretty sure it happened while computer is in sleep mode (I put my pc to sleep at night ...
Cons: Almost every newer game I run on this card crashes to a black screen with the audio still playing. Have tried updating my mobo, graphics drivers,ect. My system was built less than a year ago and I haven't had any issues until I bought this card. Wished I had stuck with my old $50 card instead of "upgrading" to this one.
Summary: I was really excited to receive this after my 7950 crapped out. As soon as I received it, I put it through its paces. The good: +Very fast, factory overclocked at 1100mhz, runs most games fast enough that you can't notice lag or studder +3 fans, large heatsink +Separate VRM heatsink and VRM back plate +2 position Bios switch +Anti flex metal brace The bad -Runs HOT, Crysis 3 runs around 70C with case lid off. Can be 73-74 with case lid on.
Summary: After Chinese new year the stock came back and now you can get one of this precious one for $300 again. It is just amazing, I play GW2, DOTA2, Dragon Age and every game runs smooth at high settings, what else do you want? Ok if you want it for mining you will also easily get 730Kh/s without mess with the bios or hardware, running it flawless.
Summary: I was really excited waiting for this card. I did a lot of research and was really hoping this card was good. However so far I am not impressed by the cooling and the acoustic performance. I bought this card because it had a factory overclock and Gigabyte made a big deal about their "Triangle Cool" technology. But so far I found the cooling to be inadequate and loud.
Pros: *Great performance. Runs Crysis 3 at 1080p AA on, and very high-ultra high settings at around 40s-50s fps.
Cons: *LOUD, at around 70-80% fan speed the card sounds like a turbine. If I didn't have my headphones on, the sound would be unbearable. This would be okay, but 70% is what the fan seems to run at during gaming. I wonder if this would work better with 2 90mm fans instead like the Sapphire/Asus/XFX models.
Summary: This vga comes with problems i never get to know what happen it always crashes in all games in any configuration! The worst bought i have done no one assumes the responsability! I must pay all taxes and shippings to can get back only the original price!
Summary: I kept going back and forth on which 280x to order. I was so scared because review after review seemed to be a nightmare for some of the brands. I finally decided on the Gigabyte because it runs the lowest at load and is the most quiet. It's also stock overclocked, and the REV 2 of this card comes with Hynix RAM which is great for OC'ing. (I'm not a miner, I'm a gamer) This card is amazing. I've got it overclocked to 1140 / 1640 and I have not gone over 53C yet. Amazing.