Summary: The first card Amazon sent was difficult to make it through a complete boot without receiving a blue screen. Even once the system was up and running it might be minutes or it might be hours but never fail the computer had a hard time going more than a day without hanging at a blue screen.
2 cards, both fail (update: third time's the charm)
20 July 2012
Summary: I was excited to upgrade from my 4850 and purchased this card as a replacement. Never had any issues with the 4850, but this card had issues within 10 minutes after startup. Initially everything was fine, then I launched BF3, which ran beautifully on the highest settings for few minutes before...
Summary: I bought this card from Newegg when they had it on sale for $200. The reason I chose it over an ASUS topII 560Ti is: 1.I heard a lot about unlocking it to 6970 and 2.it has 2G Memory, but after using it for a few days, I start to regret my choice.
Summary: Even though it has the bios switch it will NOT unlock the extra shaders. Using GPUZ and extracting the alternate shader bios I can confirm that Sapphire is putting an unlock bios on the card from the factory. However, even though this is the case the shaders will NOT unlock.
Summary: OK, I got this card from Warehouse Deals. It's exactly as pictured which is exactly what I wanted. I installed the card and all seemed to work as expected. Loaded the latest drivers and such. I started playing some games and I could see some differences but...well how about a list?