Reviews and Problems with MSI R7870 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC
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DO NOT BUY REFURBISHED only 90 day warranty
15 April 2013
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 !!!!!! NOW I HAVE A HUGE PAPERWEIGHT THANKS MSI !!
Summary: I bought this as part of my second build i5 3850k cpu, MSI r7850 2GB, MSI G45 Mobo, Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz 9cas 1.5v RAM, Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM 16MB cache HDD. I can say for certain that this video Card is never loud, always low temp, and great performance. Running stock, playing SWTOR & Rift I am always flirting just over and under 60FPS. When I engage MSI OC Genie II I get up to 100FPS in SWTOR and 75-80FPS in Rift.
Summary: Even before I over clocked this card, it performed great. I was able to push this card to its max and the fan never went over 60% . It already comes over clocked with the gpu at 1050 and that right their makes it worth it. Add to that 2gb of GDDR 5 memory and this card can handle anything you throw at it. Even its windows score for graphics is 7.8 out of 7.9 for 3d gaming and 7.8 out of 7.9 for windows aero performance.
Summary: I got a refurbrished model under $200. Upgraded from SAPPHIRE Radeon 5830 to 7870. I get a 7.9 score in Windows 7 performance index, the old card was 7.2... It is good for gaming/ online gaming at Counter Strick Source (around 297.50 FPS)is overkill, but my product was defected. There is an invisible laggy line in the middle of my screen that does not move in sequence with the rest of the screen.
Summary: For about a month after it arrived there was an issue with the drivers where it the card would not run at full speed. Instead of the 1050 MHz it was supposed to run at, it was running at 450Mhz in game. Eventually with the new drivers (12.11) this was fixed and I get silky smooth gameplay (60FPS w/vsync) in BF3, ME3, and just about anything I throw at it (with the exception of DayZ...).
Summary: Fast, fluid graphics. I'm not a gamer, but it's more than enough for me. The fans are a little noise, very noticeable in a quit room, but not irritating. Just use the AMD driver, the MSI software disk is irritating and constantly natters during power up.
Summary: This card has performed admirably so far. Handles all of my games at max settings (1920 x1080) without breaking a sweat. Stays very cool and quite silent, 28 C at idle with 30% fan speed (ambient room temp of 74 F), have yet to see it go above 60 c during any application. Have owned a couple of MSI motherboards in the past and they were quite stable and reliable, this is my first foray into their VGA cards, and I am impressed with the overall quality of the product.
Summary: So far I've been playing on these cards and throwing ultra settings on every game. They handle any game with high settings like a champ. So far no cons, and my cards came quicker than expected. packaging and everything was placed neatly inside the box it came in. so far Crossfired/ultra settings/ 1-2 hours of BF3, they haven't reached pass 48C amazing. Going to OC them and will update my review on their temps.
Summary: Upgraded from Radeon 5870 to 7870 and 3DMark 2011 scores are as follows: - AMD Radeon 5870 scored 4681 marks. - MSI Radeon 7870 scored 6713 marks. In both cases neither cards were not overclocked manually and system is Intel Core I2500k at 4.2ghz with 4GB of RAM. Motherboard P67A-GD55. Been using MSI products for many years without a single DOA or missing parts. As far as the MSI Radeon 7870 design - cooling at least - differs from the AMD reference design.