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SAPPHIRE Radeon R9 290X DirectX 12 100361-4L 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Tri-X OC(UEFI) Video Card, New Edition
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: - Has a metal shroud, this card has construction so solid you almost need two people to lift it

- Three fans keep this card cool and quiet

-The power to play even the most demanding new AAA games.

-Neat blue LED Sapphire logo

Cons: -This card is huge! Make sure you have a lot of space in your case.

-This card gets hot hot hot! The fantastic Tri-X cooler keeps the card itself cool (especially when you consider how hot the reference cards were) but the heat the leaves your case will raise the temperature in your room a bit.

Other Thoughts: This is my first Sapphire card, I've owned Powercolor and Gigabyte cards in the past, and I'm very impressed how much better the build quality of the Sapphire is.

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PowerColor TurboDuo Radeon HD 7790 DirectX 11 AX7790 1GBD5-TDH/OC 1GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Bought for a budget gaming build for my little brother. He's very happy with the card, says it works great for playing his games.

Cons: I've noticed the fans are a little loud, that doesn't bother my brother, but it might be more noisy than some may like

Other Thoughts: I got this card on sale for less than $100. For the price and performance, I feel it's a pretty great deal, gets you a nice entry card.

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GIGABYTE Radeon HD 7850 DirectX 11 GV-R785OC-1GD 1GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Nice looking cooler, great fans

Cons: The card quit working after a few months of use. I contacted Gigabyte and waited a week for a response. When I tried calling their customer service, I was told my two month old card was out of warranty and I would be charged should I RMA the card. Upset, I wrote an email to Gigabyte customer support and received an automated response that did not help. Finally, Gigabyte accepted my card for RMA, and I shipped it to them via priority mail. Now, nearly three weeks later, I have yet to have any updates on the status of my card.

Other Thoughts: I am extremely displeased with the service I have been shown and this treatment has made me unlikely to purchase Gigabyte products in the future.

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Display Name: Scott W.

Date Joined: 04/28/13

  • Reviews: 9
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 05/25/13
  • Last Review: 04/28/16
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