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Pros:

Solid card with 2 GB. Good OC for the type of card this is. Love the blue LEDs! Also, I like how this card has native HDMI and also a native Display Port, so, no adapters needed and I dont trust using an included DVI to HDMI adapter anyway when I can use a native port instead.

Cons:

None really. I see people saying that the card doesn't come with an 8 pin cable, just two 6 pins instead. Well, if you have a PSU that has an 8 pin and a 6 pin then you're already set. If not, call the company and they'll send you an 8 pin out for nothing! Why are you deducting eggs for this? Has nothing to do with how this card performs. To the person below who says you need a 750 watt PSU for only one card, WHAT? I have 2 of these in CrossFire and I'm using a 750 watt PSU running both cards! And have plenty of wattage left over. Look at the specs, it says you only need 600 watts for running two of these. Of course, it also depends on what else you're running on your system too, but a 750 PSU is plenty for most people running 2 of these cards.

Other Thoughts:

Search for 'extreme power supply calculator' and you'll see how to find the total wattage your system needs. It calculated I only needed a 650 or so PSU, so 750 is plenty extra for me. Make sure you have plenty of amps for the 12V rails also. I have 25 amps on all 4 of my rails so I'm good to go.

Also, people need to check how wide their space is between PCI Express slots before they order this card, you can plainly see in the pics that it has fins on the back for extra cooling so allow for it. They fit just fine on my Intel DX58SO!

Case: Antec Skeleton using the 'blue' LED fan
PSU: Antec True Power Blue 750 w/ 'blue' LED fan
Motherboard: Intel i7 DX50SO 'Smackover'
CPU: Intel i7 975 3.33 Extreme Bloomfield w/ 'blue' CPU fan
Vidcards: 2 Sapphire 4890 2 GB in CrossFire, w/ 'blue' LEDs
Ram: Crucial Ballistix Tracers 6 GB 1600 OCed to 1866, w/ 'blue' LEDs!
2 WD HDDs in Raid 0, Intel SSD 160 GB, 'blue' lighted mouse and keyboard, 'blue' LCD Aerogate display, etc, etc.

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