Date Joined: 04/23/14
Pros: Quiet, Powerful,Nice Packaging Card.
Although I have just had the card for 1 day I have run a few benchmarking tools including 3dmark , 3dmark 11 , Unique Heaven Unique Valley and Kombuster to see if I could hear any Coil Whine.I also overclocked it.. Core +100 and Memory +200 but do not care to go any higher. and So far so good. Am so happy I chose this one.
Please not the card is huge so make sure you have enough room. A case with good airflow would not hurt either.
Cons: Could be a con depending on the size of your case. As far as the card 3.5 .5 gig affair i I could care less. I wanted a card that could handle a modded Skyrim.
Overall Review: I read countless reviews, and the MSI GAMING 4G was my first choice until I saw the LE model which has slightly slower clocks for a few dollars less. The Asus was my 2nd choice.
Pros: Virtually Silent...... If I put my ear next to the case with the side panel off I can hear it and even during a quick benchmark with 3dmark and Unique Valley the fans stay under 50 percent..
Idles around 32 or so degrees max I have hit was 67 ..
I would post some scores but they are consistent with what is already out there.
I have never owned a Power Color Card always having gone with XFX Asus or MSI and when I saw the box, their web site and the size of the expected the worse .. but was pleasantly surprised.
Got it with 3 Free games so that is a bonus..
Cons: Would have really liked 3gb and considered the R9 280 but the added power requirements, as well as from what I read and saw on review sites softened the blow.. :)
Overall Review: I just installed the card and did a few benchmarks ..will try and update if I have any problems..