Summary: Pros: Just received two of these cards today and unlocked all 1536 shaders on both of them. Stock voltate with 900Mhz core clock. ...mining BitCoins Cons: None Other Thoughts: Do not flash this card with a 6970 BIOS. Save a copy of the existing BIOS and then unlock the shaders with RBE.
Summary: Fist want to say I bought this model of the card for the cooling system, I wanted a powerful but silent computer, and this one seems the best choice. PROS: Excellent performance, beautiful design, and stays cool all the time. CONS: When idle, fans run at 30% of speed, making audible noise.
Summary: unlocked and and overclocked to 900/1400Mhz 1.165v with 1536 shaders Pros: Easily unlocked and overclocked max temp 70c on full load and 36c on idle @ 1600x1200 res and I bought it just for $171.95!!!! Cons: Just a little big... rather than that is OK.
Fast, cool running - even when overclocked, excellent deal, quality
8 March 2012
Summary: Excellent video card. Gigabyte does it again. This replaced another Radeon HD and was the type of upgrade that on paper didn't seem "that big." However, after installing the card and re-installing the latest AMD/ATI drivers, I was smiling from ear to ear.