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Pros: So far this has been an excellent replacement for my aging 4890 that was also by Sapphire. The 4890 was a trooper for nearly three years and gave me zero problems, hence buying Sapphire again.
The card idles around 30c and under load of high settings in Skyrim at 1080p it maxes out at 60c. Thusfar I don't notice fan noise of the card itself over my two 120mm, and one 80mm case fans.
2D windows performance for work and general internet use is great, especially with a second monitor. It also handles HDMI out to a TV very well.
Time will tell on this one, considering it's one glaring flaw below.
Cons: The problem I had with the card was with the latest drivers (12.10 at this time). Windows performance was fine but there were horrible artifacts within Skyrim. I did some light searching and found it to be a common issue with this card when using the latest drivers. My recommendation to all is install version 12.6 for now, that cleared up all issues thusfar.
Just do a search for ["Previous Drivers" "7850"] on AMD's site.
Other Thoughts: EXCELLENT hardware that is currently marred by bad drivers from AMD.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Game of The Year Edition for Xbox 360
Pros: There is a large world to explore in Oblivion, especially in this version with the two major DLCs included. The combat is simple but works well. A very nice soundtrack will accompany you through the world.
Cons: Anthropomorphic characters faces are quite ugly. It's very apparent that everyone in the game is the result of a template creator. Cyrodil is too obviously inspired by the works of Tolkein and DnD's Forgotten Realms campaign. The main plot is very forgettable and easily the worst part of the game, do it once and never consider wasting your time again.
Other Thoughts: Oblivion is a strange game. The main story is terrible but the rest of the game is very good for it's time. In retrospect the game can be seen as a quality title developed and released upon new hardware, when the developers are just becoming comfortable with their new design tools.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Fallout 3 Game of the Year Edition Xbox 360 Game Bethesda
Pros: Good amount of freedom for a modern game. Combat is satisfying if enjoyed through VATS, considering the real-time gunplay is subpar versus other FPS games.
Cons: Bad writing. Forgettable characters. Bethesda did their best in modernizing Fallout and making it relevant again. Unfortunately their interpretation of the license is mired in goofy and tired 1950s cliches.
Other Thoughts: It's a good product overall if the player can enjoy the game for it's combat systems and exploration, and ignore the sub-par characters and plot. Newegg offers this compilation for an EXCELLENT price. Super fast FREE shipping.READ FULL REVIEW