Summary: This design is physically identical to the original AMD cooling design. Cooling air exits outside PC case. Fan noise is very low. Mine was reconditioned, so saved cost. No "quick start" guide provided! My biggest install issue was that this card requires a lot of power, so has two power connections, 1-6 pin and 1- 8 pin. My PC's power supply had 4, 4-pin cables, but no 8-pin cable.
I've been an XFX hardware lover for a number of ...
25 August 2014
Summary: I've been an XFX hardware lover for a number of years now, never have issues with any of it, and it all performs well even under the near constant stress that I operate it under. I've had as many as 6 different games running at once and this card doesn't crash on me, though it can't drive them all at 60 fps, I wouldn't really expect that from any single card.
Summary: It was a great performing card for about six months then died. XFX customer sevice is impossible when I submitted an RMA they requested me to perform tests that I had stated I already performed then when I replied to them they never responded.
Summary: This thing is a BEAST!!!! My graphic scores are a 7.9 out of 7.9 on graphics and gaming graphics. its runs cool. I did not realize how big this thing is!!!!! Literally its bigger than the mobo... but it runs great. Game lag?? Umm.. nope! If i run some hardcore game it runs smooth.. If i do something crazy (like in garrys mod) the program will crash and this card wont even be stressed yet.
Summary: This is a great card that is still relevant even now in the day's of the R9 290/290X and the GTX 780Ti, though the 290/290X can be quite difficult to find, especially at MSRP prices. Still play's all the newer games, though maybe not at the highest settings on monitor's with very high resolutions. Quite a step up from the HD 5850 I had been using for the past several years.