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3 out of 5 eggs Not supported on Windows 7 10/28/2011

This review is from: Fallout 3: game of the Year PC Game

Pros: None

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: A five star game with 1 star technical issues yields 3 stars. I don't understand why it's so hard to build a game that doesn't take down your entire operating system when it fails. My experience here makes me reluctant to try Bethesda's other titles, like Rage, Elder Scrolls, or Oblivion...


Pros: None

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: This ongoing phenomenon of being hassled with rebates to get a lower price is quite irksome, I wish vendors would settle on a moderate price decrease for all instead of a slightly larger one for those who want to waste their time jumping through hoops.

GIGABYTE Radeon HD 4870 DirectX 10.1 GV-R487D5-1GD 1GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Cheapest 1GB 4870 I could find. With my system, the card can just about play Crysis Warhead on Enthusiast settings at 1156x864, though is more comfortable on "Gamer" with 4xAA.

Cons: Card would only run under heavy load 10-15 mins before crashing my games - or my entire system. VRM temps got up to 70C-80C before crash, other card temps 60C-70C, which Gigabyte support indicated was well within limits.

Also note that the fan runs 100% all the time, which was annoyingly loud for low-graphics activities such as surfing the web or reading email.

Other Thoughts: Item was covered by Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy, which means I can't give the card back for good. I wonder why only some video cards are classified non-refundable by NewEgg... Hope a working replacement comes in time for me to claim the April rebate!

My system includes: GIGABYTE GA-P35-DQ6; Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 2.66GHz; 4 GB DDR2 1066 (5/5/5/15); SeaSonic S12 Energy Plus SS-550HT 550W; Antec Solo Case. Running Vista Ultimate 32 bit.


Wayne G.'s Profile

Display Name: Wayne G.

Date Joined: 08/28/07

  • Reviews: 5
  • Helpfulness: 4
  • First Review: 01/18/09
  • Last Review: 10/28/11
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