Joined on 11/09/09
Pros: Works great, haven't had a problem with it yet. just vOCed it to 1.6 and worked well.
Overall Review: For all of you that get this and works with your motherboards right away, CAUTION i would check out the voltage. it worked fine on mine right away and i was lucky i decided to make the change to the voltage anyway. when i got in the BIOS i found that the motherboard had set the voltage to 1.8!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the dedicated memory controllers that are in the Core i5 and Core i7 processors WILL fry if the voltage is higher than 1.65. Don't get me wrong, this is great memory. just remember to change the voltage, or at least to check it NO MATTER WHAT.
Pros: I recieved this card for my first computer build after extensive research, since then I've overclocked it to 850Mhz core clock and a 1250Mhz memory clock. runs faster than the 5870, or at least comparable due to the 5870 having more stream processors. Runs any game i've tried at max settings, from what i hear it will run crysis at max settings no aa. power consumption at idle is very little. matched with the i5 750 makes it perfect.
Cons: none yet, others have seen their computers grey screen but i've not experianced it yet, and ati has already released a fix for that.
Overall Review: if you are in the market for a graphics card right now, the 5850 is phenominal, however with the NVIDIA GTX 480 (fermi) coming out, i would give it a look as well, you might have to wait just a bit but it could be worth it. On another note if you are buying a graphics card, or just building a computer "DO YOUR RESEARCH" that is critical.