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Rattles and Artifacts 01/20/2014
-Graphics run on high settings and looks great on modern games like Skyrim, Tomb Raider and DayZ
-Can mine coins at around 300Kh/s
-Reasonable price with rebate (check is supposed to be sent, not some stupid debit card)
-The fan makes an irritating rattling noise. It seems loose, lubricating helps a little. Pressing on the center makes it silent but doesn't solve the problem.
-Getting a lot of artifacts, even on the desktop! Did some research and found out that it is a common problem with the 7850. Browsing Firefox also causes artifacts, but Chrome works fine. Consensus says that it may be a driver issue. There are still artifacts even with the latest drivers installed directly from AMD's website. I am using stock settings without any overclocking.
-PowerColor's support page is just a list of FAQs. Support seems non-existant. Attempting to contact them directly about the fan issue.
The fan noise and artifacts left a feeling of disappointment for what could have been the best bang for the buck graphics card.
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