Appeared to be in good shape. The only problem I had
2 September 2014
Summary: Graphics cards appears to be working as expected. fast delivery. Appeared to be in good shape. The only problem I had, was trying to installed it along side another graphic card. At first It didn't seem to function properly. But after updating my drivers, everything seems to be okay.
Came sooner than expected which is a major plus. ...
31 July 2014
Summary: Came sooner than expected which is a major plus. Packaging was a little lackluster and could have been protected more. That being said i have had this card for several months now with 0 issues and worked straight out of the box. I have been using it to crossfire with my FX R7950 Ghost and loving it.
Summary: I bought this card to mine cryptocurrencies with and I have not been disappointed. It has an average performance compared to all the other brands of 7950's. It has been mining at full load for almost two months solid and has had 0 issues. I was unfamiliar with PowerColor before this but this has made me consider buying their product in the future.
Summary: This card is simply amazing, and is still the best value out there for GPUs. It is priced lower than the Sapphire and Gigabyte models but performs on the same level. Perfect for mining or gaming - I'm very disappointed they have been discontinued. PRO: Best bang for your buck in a GPU. Excellent stability. Built like a tank. CON: Still thinking....
Summary: Pros: I've been afraid of PowerColor in the past. It seems like consumers always rate them a little under Sapphire, MSI, or Gigabyte offerings. However, when swapping this card out with my previous Gigabyte 7870, I was impressed. The heft and build quality of the heatsink and fans of this PowerColor design were clearly superior to the Gigabyte. Upon booting the card was just as silent as the previous 3 fan design from Gigabyte.
Summary: Let's be honest. At today's prices there is no better value than a HD 7950 if it is within your budget. And this PowerColor card overclocks like John Force in his drag car. I paired this card with my older for some CrossfireX loving. I never thought this card would do 1100 core and 6300 memory, but here it is in CrossfireX hanging with it's older brother. No complaints. No quirks. No reason to worry. Just pure unadulterated SPEED!
Summary: I've had the card for about 3 weeks and, for now, it seems to work OK. Gaming is very nice, etc. But the card has a BIG problem with heat. BIG! I measured 88C, which is 190 Fahrenheit. 190??? And this is with a 5-fan case. I've bought a new case fan to blow directly on the card, and I still worry that the amount of heat may damage my other components. Also, the rebate from PowerColor was an insane joke, it took about an hour to fill out.
Summary: Runs hot under modest load without overclocking. Runs extremely hot when overclocked. Hard to keep under 80C. I bought 2, one is dead after only 2 months of use, who knows how long the second will last. Due to the design of the board it's pretty much impossible to get an aftermarket cooler on these things. You can put one on, but the heat sink won't be in contact with the GPU which makes it way worse then the stock cooler.
Summary: I have been using this card for about 3 weeks now with an i5 3570k. I have most heavily played Bioshock Infinite and Crysis 3. Bioshock averages about 60fps and Crysis 3 averages around 35 fps. I am thrilled with its performance and the overclocking on this card is great. Pros: Runs great and overclocks like a beast. Also it comes with 2 free games. I got Crysis and Bioshock infinite with my purchase.