Date Joined: 02/18/02
Pros: I bought this card to replace a pair of 4850's in CrossifreX mode on my ASUS X48 MB. I was hesitant to buy at first, but at this point I am glad I did. Lower power consumption, lower heat (my gaming room used to turn into a sauna) and improved performance made this a good buy. I considered a pair of 5770's but this way when 5850's go down in price I can crossfire them for better performance. Battlefield BC2 used to be choppy w/ all the bells and whistles on...no longer the case.
I've always bought Sapphire products in the past but gave XFX a chance this time. The lower price and lifetime warranty are a big plus.
Cons: I had to move a hard drive in my Antec 900 case to make the two 6-pin power adapters fit.
Overall Review: I don't mind paying a lower price for the card and not getting a bundled game. Also, the bundled OCZ 8GB Flash was a nice bonus.
Pros: I had a Sapphire 4850 that would idle @ 58-60C and climb up to 98-102C at load. I have plenty of airflow w/ my Antec 900 but that card would get as hot as the sun even when I adjusted the fan speed to 100% (which sounds unbearable btw).
I installed the VF900 w/ some Arctic Silver 5 and now I'm idling @ 30C and go up to 59C at load. Fantastic improvement I must say!
Been building systems for years but this was the 1st time I ever installed an after market heatsink/fan on to a video card and it worked out great.
Cons: It comes w/ 8 ramsinks but I need 4 more for my video card.
Fan connector installs to the MB and not the card so make sure you have a spot open.
Overall Review: Wish it had free shipping.