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3 out of 5 eggs There is an issue, but few will see it 07/29/2013

This review is from: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7950 100352MAC 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card MAC Edition


The card works fine in my mac when booted in OSX or Windows. Gaming performance on the PC side is as good or better than my failed 5870 and the video representation is as good or better on the OSX side.


There is one issue with the card that has made me give a 3 instead of a 5. I have a two monitor setup one in a horizontal position (primary) one in a vertical position (secondary). When moving windows across the screen on the monitor in the vertical position I would get lines across the screen. They would stay until I forced a refresh by re-clicking clicking a window or object. Very annoying but not a show stopper. I tried all ports DVI, Mini, HDMI and still had the same issue. I rotated the screen to horizontal. Figuring it to be a problem with the firmware that was overlooked in manufacturing and contacted Sapphire. Their conclusion was, it was artifacts and I should RMA the card. On the chance they might be right I did, Newegg was wonderful about doing it and I soon got a new card back. As I suspected the new video card has the exact same issue. Not wanting to spend $100 more for the geforce card that would go in an old system, I am keeping the card and have placed my secondary monitor in a horizontal position. Hopefully a fix will come for maybe a new driver or firmware. The issue does not seem to exists when booted into Windows, but that hardly matters since the secondary monitor is not on when I game.

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