Reviews and Problems with MSI R7870 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC
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Gave me some trouble for some years, but better now
Mario V., Newegg
14 January 2016
Summary: Had it on an MSI motherboard the black screens where not that frequent. Sometimes once a day and each day. Sometimes once a week. Sometimes 3-5 min of computer time, sometimes after long sessions. But on the new system, a Skylake based machine with an ASRock Z170M Extreme 4, it was a pain.
Pros: Good price/performance ratio at the time. MSI provides a live updater that detects if your system is UEFI and update bios accordingly.
Cons: Not ATI fault, but lacks some NVidia features like in hardware Physics acceleration. Games that use those features will be heavily penalized in AMD cards. Card give me constant black screens from time to time since purchase. Wasn't every day, or exactly at the same time, but usually the black scr...
Summary: Original died, the 2nd card died, and because of my experience I was much more successful navigating the RMA process. They deserve a lot of praise, the replacement card carry's a full warranty(not just the remainder of the original) and while I have a backup card so I didn't feel to much pain, the...
Pros: Price, Performance, MSI warranty.
Cons: Died around 13 months in, replacement card(referb) of the 7970 died in under 9.
I see no need to if the computer is built right as I believe mine is so it performs excellent out of the box and continues to
Robert S, Amazon
25 January 2015
Summary: Still running this video card right now 2 1/2 years later had a couple of software / driver issues at one point it is all straight now, card runs flawless A++++ I do not overclock other than preset settings, I see no need to if the computer is built right as I believe mine is so it performs...
and it is not my motherboard because I have one of the best GIGA (Sniper) gaming board
6 August 2014
Summary: I bought two of these and put them in Crossfire, but they are giving me all kinds of problems; it freezes many times while I am playing online games (mainly, Day of Defeat Source); and it is not my motherboard because I have one of the best GIGA (Sniper) gaming board, and I have it full capacity in...
Summary: I'm not sure what to do apart from RMA it, the whole thing is really a hassle.
Pros: Amazing card, everything runs great, kept very cool.
Cons: A few months later running any program that needs a good amount of gpu (furmark, farcry 3 etc.) will run the temperature up TWENTY DEGREES IN LESS THAN THREE SECONDS. It will then creep to 79 where my computer will crash without fault. I'm not sure why this is happening but I am really unhappy wi...
Summary: Well I have to say this GPU is awesome it runs cool, even with stress testing not over 74 degrees. I have had alot of GPU's and have to say MSI is my Favorite, quality , style, price. UPDATE..........................CARD QUIT MSI WILL NOT HELP YOU ....MSI HORRIBLE DO NOT BUY MSI !!!!!!
Pros: Very easy to install into my Carbide 500R case, plenty or room. Runs almost silent. This is in my new gaming computer and it has been running great. The install was very easy and the cables run very clean. I have been running games at up to 140fps on ultra graphics. I love the card and feel it ca...