Summary: I regret buying this card over a 660ti now, it gets WAY too hot, everytime I play Crysis or any other high end DX11 game without even overclocking it exceeds 90 degrees. And for everyone saying "just reapply the thermal paste, I already had it RMA'd for a month and they finally reapplied it and it still runs like s*** and overheats. PS: XFX customer support is god awful. DO NOT BUY THIS CARD!
Summary: I'll first state that the card should be a 3.5. Why? While the 7950's performance is excellent, the thermal solution on it is terrible. While it looks much better than competitors with its simple color choices, it is extremely loud when you push the card to its limits. For example in BF3, this card reaches around ~75C even with the fan on 65-70%. Anything above 50% is already audible and louder than then the rest of the fans I have combined.
Summary: I purchased this to upgrade from an Nvidia EVGA GTS 450. After safely swapping out hardware and drivers my PC would lock-up regularly; i could only browse the internet for 15 minutes safely, and Mass Effect 3 and Elder Scrolls V wouldn't get past the opening credits - in either case my PC required a hard restart. Oh and I shouldn't forget to mention the occasional grey screen of death.
Open Box, Missing HDMI to DVI adapter. Very Disappointed.
23 June 2012
Summary: My package came in on time. However, to my surprise this Box looks like it has already been open, scuffled through, and used. All the paper and manuals have creases in it. I am also missing the HDMI to DVI adapter that is supposed to come with the package. I know because I do my research and I watch unboxing reviews. I'm pretty pissed off at Amazon. I don't believe it said anything about open/used in the descriptions.
Summary: Diese übertaktet grafikkarte ist schlechter wie die normale ich habe sie jetzt schon etwas länger und wenn man spiele wie z.B. Bf3 oder Bf4 auf ultra spielt drehen die lüfter voll auf sprich sie sind extrem laut und die grafikkarte wird 75C° heiß ein kumpel von mir hat die normale version und er hat sie höher übertaktet wie meine und sie ist wesentlich leiser als meine also fals man die spiele mit voller grafik genießen möchte ist diese graka nicht empfehlenswert.