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ASUS DirectCU II R9280-DC2T-3GD5 Radeon R9 280 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: This is a great card, and not just for looks. I got it yesterday and immediately put it in my machine to see how this beast can handle things. It has taken everything I can throw at it with ease. I know there is this huge debate between fans of NVIDIA and RADEON, but honestly if in the end it works... it works. This card runs smoothly, super super quiet. The only recommendation I have is that you have case that allows proficient airflow. If you have a gaming computer, like mine, the components inside get really as they are used for high intensity things, but great great card. For the price, this card as absolutely blown me away. I run Crysis 1, 2, and 3 on ultra high settings. Doesn't break a sweat. I have skyrim with over 100+ mods that I use.. Still no sweat. Great card, no wonder at the time of this review they are out of stock. For the price, compared to its NVIDIA equivalent which would be GTX 760 to 770, but even then its comparing apples to pears because of the different architecture. This is th e way to go if you don't want to spend $500+ for a quality graphics card.

Cons: One biggest biggest con of this card.....
IT IS HUGE!!
I mean everyone looks at the specs page, but really really look at the specs page. This card is a whopping 11.2" x 10.6" thats almost a cubic foot of monster. Take out a ruler and draw those specifications on a paper, and you will see just how big this guy this. I had to physically take a hammer and an object and bend some of the metal to make some space for this thing. I know i could just go buy a bigger case, but i just spent money on this thing! Seriously though if i have to give it a major con, it is its size. I upgraded from a GTX260 which is 20%smaller than this card, and I though my old GPU was a big guy. Just food for thought, if you really want this card make sure you have the size available in your case.

Other Thoughts: This card requires a PSU connector an 8pin AND a 6 pin. SO make sure you have those available in your PSU otherwise you will have a huge chunk of a paper weight.

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Display Name: Duan U.

Date Joined: 08/23/07

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