- 800 Stream Processors
- 512MB 256-Bit GDDR5
- PCI Express 2.0 x16
Not bad, but a little noisy 08/10/2009
Runs cool (~50 C), occassionally hits 55 C but will drop right back down when the fan picks up. I used the Radeon software, and it easily overclocks from 770 to 800 with no noticeable temperature changes. A great improvement from my last card's 75-85 C range.
It's quite large, but it fits my case. Also, they didn't supply any power adaptors, so I need to find and order some separately when I go for crossfire. The fan is also loud for a moment on startup while things are initializing, and brief moments where the gpu breaks 55 C and has to cool down. I'd say it's about 25dB cruising at idle, but jumps to 35dB when it's under load and had to drop temps. It does that about...every 10 minutes for 5 seconds maybe while gaming. I like my case quiet (under 25dB), so anything over 30dB bothers me. Still though, the cooling looks better than everything else in the price range, so I'd rather a peep here and there than overheating.
Not sure if it's a noticeable improvement from my last card, a 8800GTS with 640mb. Framerates seem about the same. I'm averaging about 50fps in Left4Dead, which jumps to 120 or so in empty spots. Lowest is 40 maybe. I never recorded framerates with my old card, but it feels about the same. World of Warcraft is also about the same as my old card, but I think I'm limited by my cpu/ram/mobo now. So, performance is about average for the price. Everything is smooth for gaming, but it's still not the increase I expected from the upgrade. If you're running a single card, I'd go for 1GB.
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