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Pros: Overclocked to 1075/1425 and I feel comfortably there with temps and everything. The card has held up very well since I have had it and Powercolor even offers a 2-year warranty if anything goes wrong.
-Temps are very decent (AS LONG AS YOU HAVE PROPER AIRFLOW)
-Speeds are amazing on stock fan and stock voltage
-Very good for any game you throw at it and handling overclocking
Other Thoughts: Individuals in previous reviews are complaining about the direction of the card and thus have clearly never installed or seen a GPU before. All GPUs on an ATX MOBO will have the fans facing down, they are never different. If installed in a case they will always face down. I have mine in a mid-tower Cooler Master Elite 420 and have no issues keeping the temps under 70c, in fact I am running Crysis 3 at 5040x900 (eyefinity for those that don't know) overclocked to 1075/1425 and my temp is currently 65c. That is not high for a GPU handling all the processing of demanding games. This is a great card and Powercolor has an excellent staff.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: VisionTek 900341 Mini DisplayPort to DVI-D Adapter
Pros: Nothing more than it works! I purchased this for use in Eyefinity and it does just that. Great cable.
See "Other Thoughts" for photographic proof the adapter works with Eyefinity. Crysis 3 @ 5040x900
-Compared to other locations (re-sellers) this is a great price.
Cons: GO NEWEGG!
Other Thoughts: Adapter was not purchased at Newegg unfortunately. This is also a great price. Mine was purchased for $30 at a retail store that has a large cat that you would find at a zoo in the name. I purchased this DIRECTLY at the retail store and their price matching is horrible.
Links are directly to photos of my setup. You can clearly see I have the VisionTek mDP to DVI ACTIVE adapter plugged into my HD7950 leading into my far left monitor. I have Crysis 3 running to show that the Eyefinity does indeed work with this adapter. What more proof can you ask for?
Pros: -Great deal! Was purchased through Newegg's 10% off promotion with an additional $20 rebate dropping this card to only $250!!
-3gb of dedicated memory
-NeversettleReloaded Bundle (Crysis 3 (Out now) and Bioshock Infinite (March 26th))
-Very stable under OC settings and testing
-Runs very comfortable underload between 64 and 68 stock clock
-Came with a DVI to VGA adapter and a mDP to DP adapter.
*See other thoughts on mDP/DP to DVI ACTIVE adapters
*As seen in Other Thoughts this card holds up very well even with demanding games such as Crysis 3 with an average of 30+ FPS.
Cons: -Reference one fan design could be considered a con if you don't already have proper air flow through your case
I have nine fans in my PC including the GPU so noise is the least of my worries and I already have great airflow
Other Thoughts: This part is where I break down the card for the general population purchasing it for gaming. As stated this card is primarily purchased for enhanced graphics while gaming so I did some tests while running Crysis 3 and will show you the results you can expect.
First part was done while running at 1600x900 with MSAA High (8x), texture resolution set to Very High and everything under "Advanced Graphics" (Which includes objects, particles, shading, and etc) were all maxed out. Everything was maxed out as high as it could go during.
During the first "level" on the ship, my average FPS was 34. This did vary depending on the scenery. When outside, the FPS would drop to 14-28, again depending on what exactly was going on, but throughout I never had it drop below 14 FPS. On the second "level", when outside in the city, my average FPS was around 28-30 FPS.
My second run through was with the resolution set to 3200x900. This is a very odd way to play (2 monitor eyefinity setup) but it was used to demonstrate higher resolution FPS due to three screens being even more demanding. While running at this resolution and everything maxed out, outside in the city, my average FPS was around 15 depending on if the "tower" was shooting at me or not. With a higher resolution to get a better experience around 30+ FPS the settings will have to be tweaked a bit but that's only if running multiple screens.
With this GPU you can obviously expect to blow most games out of the water when it comes to setting the graphics to max. This card will have no problem with future releases for quite some time and running Crossfire will only make it that better.
*Remember if you're going to use this card for Eyefinity, you need to get an ACTIVE mDP to DVI or DP to DVI adapter. This card will NOT WORK with a PASSIVE adapter. I have seen too many people posting negative reviews on adapters due to their own ignorance and not researching what to properly use.
Display Name: Taylor O.
Date Joined: 07/29/12
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