- 640 Stream Processors
- 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5
- PCI Express 3.0 x16
Decent GPU 01/09/2014
- Runs most video games on high resolution
- Relatively quiet and works out of the box without special profile CCC (Catalyst Control Center) profiles set up for specific games.
- Came with a free game which was nice.
- Not very fun to troubleshoot
I have purchased two of these cards over the past 6 months. The first one was in a rig I built for my brother for gaming purposes. This GPU fit the bill and budget nicely and worked out of the box like a charm for that particular PC. Easy install with Win7 x64 and cooperated with every game thus far. However, my second purchase of this GPU was riddled with errors and irritations. This rig I was building for myself had many issues with this GPU, particularly driver issues, however, the first one I had to RMA as it came dead on arrival. The issues I am experiencing now is artifacting while attempting to run ANY games. Basic PC usage works fine, but games refuse to cooperate and end in a BSOD 116 error pertaining to the ATI driver package. The RAM, Mobo, CPU, and PSU have all been swapped in order to check if this was another issue. Thus far, I it has been narrowed down to the physical GPU itself or the drivers. Most likely I will end up buying an NVIDIA card as this has become a headache. My second purchase of the GPU will end up going into my brother's rig in a crossfire setup. Despite my issues however, I still recommend this card for people who are on the budget, but want some decent graphics for the majority of video games on the market.
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