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Pros: Runs at 2400 using 10-13-13-24 without issue
Cons: N/AREAD FULL REVIEW
Pros: Works fine in a Clip+ when formatted to FAT32, good price for a big UHS-1 card
Cons: The SD-to-microSD adapter is way too tight, to the point where I had to break the converter open and get the card out manually, as I could no longer pull it out using both pliers or my fingers, so I don't recommend using the supplied adapter at all for the sake of not breaking the microSD card in the process. I had a handful of converters already anyway, so it's not a huge lossREAD FULL REVIEW
Pros: Tahiti Pro is an amazing chip, the XT on the 7970 almost feels like only a marginal upgrade if you OC a 7950. Games that my 6970 strugged to run ran flawlessly on a 7950 at 1920x1200, Bitcoin mining hit 480 mhash/s if you're into that. 4 free games is also a pretty great hook. The only glaring and obnoxious problem was the surrounding PCB and everything on it that WASN'T the GPU
Cons: Irredeemable and abhorrent support, from BOTH ends. This brand-new card died mid-game, treating me to an eternal black screen from each output, and it's a month and 5 days old. The RMA option for it was greyed-out, because one - it was 4 days past the RMA period, and two - the UPC is missing due to a rebate, a terrible policy considering the average user will be cutting it off BECAUSE of the rebate, not knowing they'll be needing to return it
I know I still have a warranty with Sapphire for 2 years, but on Sapphire's warranty page, it states this verbatim:
"Sapphire VGA products carry a 2 year warranty with all enquires carried out through your initial place of purchase"
I open up a live chat in Newegg, stating this fact, which I'd imagine shouldn't come as a shock considering they're retail partners, and this is a pretty clear indication on where honoring the warranty falls, because why else put this as the focal point of your official warranty page? Newegg gives me an automated stock message about how their RMA policy is 30 days and I don't qualify, and also telling me to call Sapphire not even acknowledging Sapphire's policy and how it points to them, and when I write an email hoping for an actual response, I get the same stock response, only in an email
Calling Sapphire's number just gives me a response that they aren't even able to take calls currently, and instead point me to the website to open a ticket, despite the fact I'm so far doing everything required as far as trying to claim a warranty goes. I'm currently on day two of waiting for a ticket response, with testimonials indicating that not only will they be processed by an entirely-different company, I'll be paying for a chunk of it, as opposed to a free replacement I should be expecting here
Other Thoughts: Consider getting to know how manufacturer partners handle their warranties, say, if they have a statement on their site in the warranty area that "all enquires carried out through your initial place of purchase", ACKNOWLEDGE THIS, or better yet, when the manufacturer states that a warranty will be carried out by you, the initial place of purchase, don't give qualifying products a 30 day window of return, completely making the manufacturers 2 year warranty impossible to claim as they've stated. It almost feels like fraud, and this is probably my last time buying Sapphire, and potentially Newegg if I keep getting sent in circlesREAD FULL REVIEW