Joined on 08/24/10
Pros: Runs great and is relatively quiet even at 90% fan speed. Easy to overclock stable to 700/1200 stable using ati catalyst
Cons: A bit hot, but easily fixed with a 120mm side fan over the card. The rebate code was NOT accepted by Sapphire. the only "valid purchase" dates are sept 4th and 5th. I purchased mine august 30, and newegg site said there was a rebate. There is not.
Overall Review: I took 2 eggs off for the rebate, not because $15 is even realy worth the trouble, but because if you are gonna advertise a rebate there should actually be one.
nice chip. good costumer service
Pros: Fast. very overclockable. For those that say that it is "bottlenecking" graphics: Are you sure that the bottle neck isn't your chipsets? This this oc'ed at 3.6(can go much higher) will handle 2 5850s cf. I could see 5870cf possible stressing it.
Cons: Stock cooler is worthless even at stock speeds. after 2 months core 3 went bad. No it didnt fail due to heat. full load I never exceded 57c.
Overall Review: the reason I am only taking 1 egg off is amd cust service was fantastic and they are replacing the cpu.