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...
Pros: -On the quiet side. At least it hasn't been noisy enough that I've been able to pick the sound of it out from the other ambient noises that my tower creates. -Can handle anything that i throw at. I purchased this for games (duh), and haven't had to stress it yet. Maybe it'll get noisier then. Run...
Cons: None that i have run into yet. The only con that i can think of right off the top of my head was the price tag when i purchased it, which was $370 (4/12). Now (11/12) this card's down to only $260, so the legitimacy of that complaint no longer stands. Also, if price was such a hang-up i could've ...
Summary: i read and saw videos on youtube having same problem but don't have a good solution about the problem but to RMA the product.
Pros: good card, fast and quiet.
Cons: works great on first week.. then random crashes happened after that while playing games. at first i thought it was video card driver problem so i tried reinstalling video card and updating it. same problem, the system will have buzzing noise in my speaker and no signal on my monitor. i dont know ...
Pros: cool and quiet- my cpu fan is loud looks cool and is :) runs bf3 smoothly!!!
Cons: somehow the driver is messed up or somthing....??? im a noobie to instal drivers but i think i did it ripe. idk when i turn on the conputer i need to switch to the motherboards dvi because somehow the grafics card needs to reset or somthingggg. hope I can fix it also dirt showdown cant run on all...
Summary: Worth the price I bought it for, plus mail in rebate.
Pros: Runs anything I can throw at it, nothing much to say. Stays really cool and easy to clean! Runs 40c idle, but that's my fault for reorganizing my case to hold 4 HDDs and I still have to install another fan. It was running around 34c prior to installing the new HDD.
Cons: Knocked off an egg for Radeon drivers, they're decent but they still need a lot of work before they're on nVidia's level.
Summary: Get it if you've got decent components to back it up
Pros: Has run everything I've been able to throw at it so far, except I haven't tried BF3 yet but I'm sure it'll go smoothly. Runs really cool on idle and temps are never too wild, price is great and it's very quiet as well.
Cons: Should have come with an HDMI to DVI converter! I had 2 DVI monitors. I ended up buying an HDMI monitor anyway so no big deal I suppose.
Summary: Any ideas MSI? BTW, MSI's website support is a bit demanding, not to mention this particular card is not listed in the support pull down. So, where do I go from there? Love the video performance, NOT THE NOISE.
Pros: Fast. Quiet. Value.
Cons: For some unexplainable reason... when I fire up something in 3d (game, benchmark, whatever) I get a new buzzing noise from my speakers... It doesn't change volume, so I could just turn up the volume control. But even with the volume muted, I get a buzzing noise from the speakers. When I unplug th...
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.