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Christopher C.

Christopher C.

Joined on 04/02/04

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Incredibly powerful card

XFX FX-797A-TNFC Radeon HD 7970 Core Edition 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
XFX FX-797A-TNFC Radeon HD 7970 Core Edition 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Pros: Just upgraded from a single 6970 to a single 7970 and the performance increase is insane. Instead of generic "I can max out all games easily" I can now play BF3 on ultra settings at 1900x1200 resolution without dropping below 43fps. Before this purchase I was sitting at 40ish fps on just high settings. One of the most notable difference is playing Metro 2033 which I played on the highest settings and chugged away dropping into the 20's on my 6970 but that no longer happens. Its incredibly smooth/makes me giddy playing beautiful games without a hitch. Overall this card brings a slew of new tech, incredibly fast frame rates, and is sexy to boot.

Cons: Having to deal with some corruption issues. I have not been able to diagnose their source (at first I thought it was a loose cable) but the nature of them denote a more problematic nature. Blue, red, and green pixels all over the screen including lines that flash randomly has happened a few times after booting up. I have fixed these issues since by reinstalling drivers after a clean driver uninstall. So far the issue seems resolved but it could be a heat issue that i will be keeping an eye on. Bare in mind i have not overclocked this card. Some past reviewers raise concerns about high temps up to 80 degrees celsius. These cards are capable of handling those temps without a problem which is why AMD has set the fan control to ramp up fan rpms when it reaches that temp. I have not seen it rise above 81 degrees. Last con is obviously the cost. Yet the best single GPU cards for generations have sat at this price point. If you want the best, expect the high cost.

Overall Review: Due to the graphic corruption i dropped one egg. Yet overall, since the problem seems to have been corrected by reinstalling the newest AMD 7900 drivers after a clean sweep of the old ones. This card is absolutely tearing apart every game i throw at it and i'm running relatively old hardware. Core i7 950 @ stock clocks 12gb Corsair Dominator DDR3 AMD XFX Radeon 7970 300gb Velociraptor 1000w Corsair PSU I recommend you pick one up if you can afford the cost.

XFX Black Edition Double Dissipation Radeon R9 290 4GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card R9-290A-EDBD
XFX Black Edition Double Dissipation Radeon R9 290 4GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card R9-290A-EDBD

Pros: Incredibly fast, great design, no problem whatsoever. XFX + AMD delivers. The rest of these reviews are just a few bad eggs that always happens with any technology release.

Cons: It's a space heater.

Overall Review: 3 eggs is really undercutting the value/performance that this card brings. Its a rock solid GPU and a purchase you wont regret. I haven't.

Works wonderfully

XFX Black Edition Double Dissipation Radeon R9 290 4GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card R9-290A-EDBD
XFX Black Edition Double Dissipation Radeon R9 290 4GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card R9-290A-EDBD

Pros: Works flawlessly. Fast as you could possibly need, I'm running a 28 inch 1440p monitor and this card handles any title i throw at it. It's freakin amazing. Regular driver updates have really made a big impact. Mantle.

Cons: Can be loud if you overclock. A bit of a power hog.

Great all around printer

Canon PIXMA MG5220 w/pp-201 11.0 ipm Black Print Speed 9600 x 2400 dpi Color Print Quality Wireless InkJet MFC / All-In-One Color Printer
Canon PIXMA MG5220 w/pp-201 11.0 ipm Black Print Speed 9600 x 2400 dpi Color Print Quality Wireless InkJet MFC / All-In-One Color Printer

Pros: Great picture quality Very quick printing Excellent UI/Menu's WiFi Easy to set up Cheaper ink compared to HP Above all: The thing just works. Like it just works and works how you want it to as well as being easy on the eyes and having all the features you need. (Who the hell uses fax anymore?)

Cons: It gets scratched easily?

Overall Review: This by far is the peoples champion for printers right now. Affordable and it just plain works.