- 1120 Stream Processors
- 1GB 256-Bit GDDR5
- PCI Express 2.1 x16
Good card, bad fan 11/03/2012
Decent performance for the price.
Stays fairly cool for a single fan card.
Attractive styling: i have a white and black themed case, all white cables wish black and components, and this fits right in.
just a couple months after finishing my build, the fan started ticking. a couple weeks later it seized up, making a loud grinding noise.
This fan is very easy to take out (as it should be). like other fans, there is a sticker covering some openings on the back of the fan where lubrication can be added. Put GENEROUS amounts of mineral oil in there, put the sticker back on and the fan worked like new again.
In about 13 months, i have had to do this 3 times. Performance is good, but i shouldn't have to take it apart and maintain it, -1 egg.
Very worthwhile card if you are comfortable with oiling up the fan every now and then, just be aware that the extra effort may be required.
I recommend trying out the twin fan version of this card, unless you absolutely cannot afford the added length.
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