Joined on 12/29/10
Pros: Works great, i bought a computer and it came with an outdated video card so i had to upgrade. being that my antec case isnt very deep this card was perfect. Everyother graphics card tends to be around 9.5 to 10.5 inches and this one was two inches shorter at around 7.4. Seems a to run a little hotter than most of the other versions of the hd 7850 at around 50c and peak at 70c when i hear most people say theirs run at 40c and peak around 60c. It might just be lack of proper airflow also. Plays Skyrim on high and almost ultra with some artifacts and drops in framerates (all drivers updated). I have an outdated i3 540 so i cant exactly give a fair review on how a game could run, but i think its safe to assume that if you have a newer i5 you could run anything on high to ultra with steady framerates. Most importantly, it worked on arrival with no installation hiccups other than my case being to small.
Cons: Rest of my computer needs a serious upgrade. This card now dominates every piece of hardware i have installed Two worlds II is like that crappier redheaded stepchild of witcher 2. Not really a good game. Makes you want to punch yourself in the face when someone talks. But its free. No rebate either but no one ever has good luck with those so who cares.
Overall Review: I plan on buying another after i upgrade my motherboard,computer case, and processor so i can run them in crossfire, Im sure it would be overkill but thats the point.