Summary: I didn't get it on Amazon but if your thinking about one, I have seen much cheaper than this price. Ive seen cheaper than what I payed for it, but anyway its a good card though it runs hot under full load.
Summary: , I am going on my 3rd card and I have to keep paying shipping to send them back. My first card shorted out after 6 months and I was able to RMA it with very little issue, but they sent me back a refurbished one and that card and I instantly had issues with artifacts on my desktop and in games.
Cons: It came used. It had finger prints on it and little scratches on the plastic. Tried 4 drivers and same everytime. It artifacts and fps locks up for like 3 seconds. Preforms worst than my GTS 450. Also the fact that It came used makes me never trust Msi again.
Summary: In my old desktop build, I had an ATI Radeon X1900XTX. The fan on that, when at full RPM, sounded like a loud hair dryer. I can confirm that this is quieter than that. I did not use the MSI supplied driver for this card opting to use the AMD stock reference driver instead.
Pros: *lots of RAM. *FAST, this thing will play just about every game that's out there at full spec
Cons: *gets hot, fan on auto doesn't seem to kick in at the right times. *fan is pretty loud at high RPM
Summary: System Specs i5 2500k @ 4.5ghz Gigabyte z68x ud3h-b3 Corsair Vengeance 16gb @ 1600mhz(4x4) MSI radeon 7950 3gb Intel 310 series 120gb ssd LG super blue Blue Ray burner Thermaltake 850 watt PSU Creative x-fi titanium sound card NZXT Phantom Full tower Klipsch promedia 2.1 samsung syncmaster 27inch...
Pros: This thing is fast. I wanted a 7970, but everyone was sold out. When they get cheaper I may crossfire, but right now there is no need. Every game runs flawlessly. In some instances WoW ran at 200+ FPS. Crysis runs at 50-60 with full AA and highest graphics. 100+fps with SWTOR. I came from 6850 cr...
Cons: obviously expensive. but you get what you pay for. Its not as cheap as the 6950, but easily out performs it and also outperforms gtx 580. a bit loud with high fan speeds, but a water cooler could fix that in the future. If you play with head phones or decent speakers you will not hear it
Summary: AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz (clocked to 4.1GHz) processor CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) memory Rosewill BRONZE Series RBR1000-M 1000W PSU ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ AMD 990FX motherboard COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 CPU cooler MSI R7950-2PMD3GD5/OC Radeon HD...
Pros: Easy to install, Fit's in my Rosewill ARMOR mid tower case no problem, Plays BF3 ultra 50-60 fps on stock settings. I run it on auto settings and it's 70 fps avg.
Cons: This card can run hot, I was up too 68°c on fan auto settings in MSI afterburner while running Unigine Heaven DX11 bench mark test (scored 1500,s) the fan is audible above 45% I'm thinking maybe getting a GPU cooler fans