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Brian M.

Brian M.

Joined on 03/26/03

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Good 1080P gaming card

GIGABYTE Radeon RX 470 4GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 ATX Video Card GV-RX470WF2-4GD
GIGABYTE Radeon RX 470 4GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 ATX Video Card GV-RX470WF2-4GD

Pros: 90% of the performance of my old R9 290 for a lot less power and heat.

Cons: Default fan settings are terrible. Fan stays off until about 78C then blast up to 3300RPM and make a lot of racket. This brings the temps down very quickly, which in turn the fans turn off again, so the temps climb again. This constant on off fan cycle every 10 sec can drive a person nuts if you are playing without a good set of noise canceling headphones.

Overall Review: This is probability an easy fix with an updated bios, but it makes me wonder how it slipped passed Q&A in the first place. Otherwise it's a good card.

12/27/2016