Summary: Performance wise it performed as expected, however whenever I do something graphics intensive there is a loud annoying buzzing sound. It would be one thing if it were consistent buzzing, but it happens with the predictability of someone's snoring; and just as annoying. Furthermore the customer service from Sapphire was horrible.
Summary: I bought this to upgrade from my 5 years old hd4830 for diablo 3. The card will start making chirping noise whenever I run the game; I checked, it is not my 650W PSU. For $180, I expected better performance. I also run a second monitor so I can watch por . . . err Homeland or Dexter while playing D3. The graphic on the second monitor will sometimes get blurry or muddy and will have to be refreshed to show clear picture again.
This is a review for the rebate, BEWARE REBATE FRAUD
Elise Casciello, Amazon
7 September 2012
Summary: This is a review for the rebate portion of the card. If you're not interested, then don't read. However, I am posting this because I feel it is pertinent information, and for me, it was what determined my getting this card from this manufacturer. Long story short, they have provided completely conflicting information on the process of the rebate, and will do whatever it takes to make sure that you will never get your rebate in the window that they originally advertise.