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GIGABYTE GV-R797TO-3GD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: It works with its 3 huge 75cm fans keeping it cool. OCed to 1170 on core, actually makes Crysis 3 smooth on Ultra settings at 1440p. And by smooth, i don't mean "LOL ADD 8xMSAA!" for you cannot tell a difference beyond 2xAA on 1440p. So anyway, this card is a good upgrade over the 660 Ti, that while a decent card, craps the bed when it comes to 1440p gaming.

Cons: Voltage is locked, but im not going to fry my card, thank you very much. Judging from benchmarks, at 1170 core this thing is ALMOST a Titan for less than half the price. I say this as i receive a Asus Titan, shame on me.

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GIGABYTE GV-N470D5-13I-B GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: It was easy, no hassle, just installing it as usual...

Battlefield Bad Company is now like 60 FPS all times on my 1440x900 res screen, and DX11 is a treat. It's 1.5 inch shorter than GTX 260, my old card.

Cons: no Cons so far, oh wait...

Fan speed up to 80% is okay, but on 100% it is FREAKIN LOUD. so, put it on 80%.

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EVGA 896-P3-1265-AR GeForce GTX 260  Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: A decent card, not too expensive, but you get one heck of a beast of a card for the price i paid for it (Recertified $190)

Why get a GTX 280 for $100 more when you can get this and overclock it? it's pretty close to the GTX 280 in terms of performance, and the little extra beef by the GTX 280 is not worth the extra $100.

Can play Crysis at Very High comfortably at 1360x768 resolution (weird resolution is my LCD tv)

Cons: heh... it's 65mm, not 55mm, but who cares, it's the same thing for either size.

Other Thoughts: when to upgrade? when they come out with a new single-core card that performs 30% better, but until that happens, this suits my needs fine.

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BRETT B.'s Profile

Display Name: BRETT B.

Date Joined: 01/27/09

  • Reviews: 5
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 02/01/09
  • Last Review: 02/28/13
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