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Pros: This card is just incredible. I play A LOT of different games including MWO and Metro 2033 all on max graphic settings and I've never seen a drop below 60fps. The Xtreme Tune software is easy to use and works great, and the card overclocks with ease to extremely high speeds. I personally haven't taken it above 1250mhz core clock, but I have seen others reach MUCH higher clocks. The HSF on this card is top notch, I see 18c at idle and haven't crossed 60c under full load yet. More RAM onboard than you'll probably ever need for any game in the next couple generations.
Also, Support for up to 4 monitors!!!
Cons: A bit pricey for the average consumer, but not really a con considering you can destroy a stock 680 with some modest overclocking for $200 less.
Other Thoughts: My Rig
Intel Core i7 920 2.66Ghz (OC to 4.4Ghz, 38c idle, 60c @ load) Passtest score 7861
Corsair h40 Liquid CPU cooling
12GB G.Skill Ripjaw 1600mhz (running at 2010mhz)
Galaxy NVidia GeForce GTX 660Ti 3GB
WD Caviar Black 1TB SATA III (system)
WD 400GB SATA (Storage)
WD Caviar Green 1TB SATA III(storage)
*ALL HDD RUNNING ON SATA II*
*PSU & CASE*
Kingwin 730w PSU
Rosewill Blackhawk mid tower case
2x120mm exhaust in push/pull on radiator(back)
Pros: Runs cool, fairly quiet, and overclocks with ease.
Cons: This chipset has a flaw in its design. after a short time it will crash your PC and you must kill power in order to reboot. I did a lot of research regarding this matter to be sure it wasn't just a faulty card. Turns out it is a very common problem with the 7800 chipset. I've read a few similar things about the 7900s as well, but not nearly as common. I highly suggest skipping over this generation of ATi cards and go with stable and trusted Nvidia gtx 500 series for a similar price until these issues have been resovled.
Other Thoughts: I'm a lover of Sapphire products. Take note that this is NOT a sapphire issue, this issue is across all the current amd manufacturers. I will be gladly purchasing another Sapphire ATI product in the future for my next upgrade, but for now I'm switching to a 560 ti for this upgrade. Currently back to my 5750 til my new card arrives.
Intel Core i7 920 2.66ghz running stock currently
gigabyte x58 ud5L
12gb G.skill ripjaw 1600
Sapphire Radeon hd 5750 (OCed to 835mhz from 715mhz)
corsair h40 liquid cooling
kingwin 730w PSU
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