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Jeremiah O.

Jeremiah O.

Joined on 11/28/08

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Wowser!

EVGA GeForce GTX 465 (Fermi) 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 01G-P3-1465-AR
EVGA GeForce GTX 465 (Fermi) 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 01G-P3-1465-AR

Pros: Mine came with a high flow bracket which was unexpected. Running the fan at 50% gives me 34c at idle and a max of 66c which is very impressive. Factory auto fan settings results in 38c at idle and 73c max. Lifetime warranty. DX11(the reason I felt the need to upgrade). Free Mafia 2, Just Cause 2, Metro, Starcraft 2 14 day trial. $25 rebate. Step up. EVGA service. Quiet. Nvidia drivers are rockin.

Cons: The card was almost free considering. It feels like I stole it, but I'll get over it. The free games will require a steam account and the starcraft trial will require a few extra steps, but it wasn't a con to me. It's a little on the heavy side for it's size which is probably not a problem.

Overall Review: With all the free goodies, it would be dumb not to pick one of these up. I upgraded from a Factory OC'd 260gtx 216sp and got a nice 15-35% boost in performance. It does a great job at 1080p which is the resolution I game at. Fits nicely in my antec 900 with room to spare. You can probably overclock it to 470 performance if you choose. I haven't been this impressed with a purchase in a long time. If you don't own any of the free games that come with the current deal, it will definitely feel like Christmas came a little early this year. It could make for a great dedicated Physx card if your present card has a little more horsepower under the hood. Thanks Newegg! You made my year.

It's ok, but it's no cat's pajama's.

PNY XLR8 GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card VCGGTX470XPB
PNY XLR8 GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card VCGGTX470XPB

Pros: Nice frame rates in most games. DX11? Limited lifetime warranty. Nvidia drivers are way, way better than ATI's. I've yet to have a game crash.

Cons: Hard to justify upgrading from a OC'd 260 gtx 216sp like I was using. Yes it runs kinda hot with stock auto fan settings. The 5770 crossfire setup I tried seemed faster, but I couldn't stand my games crashing all the time.

Overall Review: Manually setting the fan at 70% keeps the card at 35c idle and 85c max at a 99% load for 15 minutes. Stock auto fan setting was showing around 88-92c under load and 45c at idle. That's in a Antec 300 with 5 case fans. I bought it so I could try to smooth out BFBC2 under high settings, use DX11, at 1080p. That didn't happen so I'm disappointed, but hopefully it's a driver issue. It barely feels like a upgrade from my 260gtx when playing BFBC2. Otherwise I'm seeing a nice 30-60% boost in every other game I have which seems pointless since my 260gtx was already able to max any other game out. I like the card, but unfortunately I wasn't blown away. Should make for a decent upgrade from a 250 gts or 4850.

Pretty Cool

ASUS CuCore Series Radeon HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card EAH5770 CuCore/2DI/1GD5
ASUS CuCore Series Radeon HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card EAH5770 CuCore/2DI/1GD5

Pros: A have a pair of these crossfired in an Antec 300 case with a AMD 720 x3 overclocked to 3.5ghz. I'm running 5 case fans in the 300 at medium with the one on the side blowing on the cards. One card idles at 37c and the other at 34c with 30% stock fan speed. With the fans on both cards set at 48% (which is inaudible over the case fans) and both cards loaded 95-100% for 20 minutes my readings show 75c for one card and 77c for the other max temp which isn't too bad for a crossfire setup. Most average games run the cards in the 60-72c range. All these temps were took in a 76F room. High performance DX11 for people on a budget for sure. I've had no tearing or microstuttering problems. Games play great overall.

Cons: I cannot get the DVI output to work on either card with my Samsung LED LCD 1080p PC monitor which is very annoying. Probably a driver problem, but a problem nonetheless. Had to use an HDMI to DVI adapter at the card. Using HDMI only with my monitor ends up with blurry graphics and scaling problems. Games crash a little more than I'm use too but nothing too serious.

Overall Review: I'm very happy with the cards and the performance they bring. My last ATI card was a x1950xtx from many years ago. This crossfire setup replaced a overclocked 260gtx 216sp. Before that a 9600gt sli setup. I can finally play Crysis at Very High settings and BFBC2 High Settings at very playable and high frame rates. The games are finally fun to play and look fantastic. My motherboard has one x16 and one x4 PCIE 2.0 slot (Asus 770). My benchmarks come out around 0-3% less than other benchmarks I've seen on the net so a slow PCIE express slot shouldn't effect performance really. I never thought I would jump ship from the green team, but I'm glad I did. ATI image quality is fantastic. I paid less for two of these on sale than a launch price 465gtx which was simply bad news for Nvidia. AMD needs to do a better job with their drivers, but they are almost on par with the competitor.

Very nice

AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition - Phenom II X3 Heka Triple-Core 2.8 GHz Socket AM3 95W Processor - HDZ720WFK3DGI
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition - Phenom II X3 Heka Triple-Core 2.8 GHz Socket AM3 95W Processor - HDZ720WFK3DGI

Pros: Awesome. Just plain awesome. Plenty powerful enough for todays most powerful gpu's.

Cons: None

Overall Review: OC'd to 3.5ghz with a slight voltage bump to 1.400. Had no problems staying stable at 3.3ghz with stock voltage. With a Arctic Cooling 64 Pro heatsink/fan in an Antec 300 case with 5 fans all on low, I idle 32c load 45c max. Room temp 75f just in case you were wondering. Did I mention totally stable? 3 cores is plenty since I really haven't seen a game or app max out all 3 cores yet, but many newer games get close. Highly recommended for a serious gamer on a budget. My fourth AMD processor with zero problems. Grab one while u can!