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Pros:

Cheapest 1GB 4870 I could find. With my system, the card can just about play Crysis Warhead on Enthusiast settings at 1156x864, though is more comfortable on "Gamer" with 4xAA.

Cons:

Card would only run under heavy load 10-15 mins before crashing my games - or my entire system. VRM temps got up to 70C-80C before crash, other card temps 60C-70C, which Gigabyte support indicated was well within limits.

Also note that the fan runs 100% all the time, which was annoyingly loud for low-graphics activities such as surfing the web or reading email.

Other Thoughts:

Item was covered by Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy, which means I can't give the card back for good. I wonder why only some video cards are classified non-refundable by NewEgg... Hope a working replacement comes in time for me to claim the April rebate!

My system includes: GIGABYTE GA-P35-DQ6; Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 2.66GHz; 4 GB DDR2 1066 (5/5/5/15); SeaSonic S12 Energy Plus SS-550HT 550W; Antec Solo Case. Running Vista Ultimate 32 bit.

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  • Wayne G.
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month


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