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Item#: N82E16814127722

Pros:

Okay performance, decent price ($189.99).

Stays relatively cool at idle, around 33C.

Cons:

This card does NOT come with the Never Settle bundle from AMD. Newegg has some Crysis 3 codes left, but that's it. You will NOT be getting Bioshock Infinite, Tomb Raider, or Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon as stated by AMD on their website. I emailed Newegg about this a few times and they flat out refused to give me the games, as did AMD.

Loud fan under load. Not much better than my old 4890 with a blower cooler on it.

Does not overclock well unless you are willing to mess with voltages, and that voids your warranty. Barely got 50MHz overclock out of this before I started getting artifacts and crashes.

Catalyst Control Center is awful. The UI is ancient and doesn't give you half the options that third party programs do.

The rebate process is horrible. I don't expect to ever get my rebate, as Newegg, AMD, and MSI seem determined to do everything they can to screw people out of what is supposed to come with this card.

Shipping also took far longer than it was supposed to. I got Two Day shipping because of my ShopRunner account, yet it took 5 days to get to me. I checked the tracking number and it took 3 days before it moved out of its origin destination in Memphis. The box arrived beat up, like it had been tossed around or crushed. Thanks, FedEx.

Other Thoughts:

I wish I had gotten a GTX 660 instead. Nvidia doesn't make false promises like AMD does. Plus, I'd be able to get away from AMD's awful drivers. This will be the last time I get an AMD card.

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  • Margi K.
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