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.
Worst video card I've ever purchased. Even worse customer service.
Ian Bourgeois, Amazon
3 June 2014
Summary: There is a massive known issue with this series as it will not run a large amount of popular games. Amd refused to fix it. Powercolor refused to fix it. It's not an issue that amazon has anything to do with, so I'm not going to cost them money to replace it, but I wouldn't suggest purchasing this card. Would rate in the negatives if possible.
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: 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 Sapphire 11196-02-40G Radeon HD 7950 3GB DDR5 HDMI / DVI-I / Dual Mini DP PCI-Express OC Version Graphics Card 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.
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.
Good hardware but really sub-par Tech Support gives it 2.5 stars in my book!
Chris from Michigan, Amazon
26 May 2013
Summary: I procured this video card to replace my aging HD6870. The card is incredibly fast and from a hardware perspective I am quite pleased. Due to the sub-par tech support when I had an issue after installing the card, I have to give it three stars however, and would go with 2.5 if Amazon supported that. To justify this rating here's some background on me. I've been using Windows since version 3.0 and am quite proficient in building computers and troubleshooting issues.
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.
Summary: I've almost always bought nVidia cards, but I read all of the reviews, and this AMD card performed as well as or better than it's rival nVidia card, the 660ti. I bought this card because it had a better pipeline and thus will last longer than the 660ti performance wise, and it offered more memory, a lot more. The cost was also 30.00 US more, but I think that was worth 30% more memory with a huge advantage in pipelines. This card as 3GB of memory.
Summary: I purchased this item on 9/12/2012 for $300 through amazon, it's worked flawlessly since day one! I'm running 60fps avg with dips as low as 45fps in Battlefield 3 64player servers at maximum settings, I might purchase another if I can find one <$300 again.