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Broderick Y.

Broderick Y.

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Most Favorable Review

Very fast card, with a small QC issue

GIGABYTE Radeon R9 280X 3GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card GV-R928XOC-3GD
GIGABYTE Radeon R9 280X 3GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card GV-R928XOC-3GD

Pros: This rebranded 7970 seems to have a pretty decent cooler attached to it and puts a hurting on my old 6950 toxic flashed to the 6970 bios. I am able to run everything I can throw at it on ultra settings. I haven't done any overclocking so I'll add to my review when I get to that point.

Cons: Gigabyte seems to be having some quality control issues with this card as other reviews have pointed out. The issue is where you boot, everything POSTS and you get a blank screen when your pc tries to get into windows. As one other person already pointed out, you need to flip the bios switch on the top of the card (very tiny) to the '1' position instead of the '2' position that it's in. I have no idea why it's defaulting to the blank bios but that's what I'm getting. TL;DR - check the bios switch and make sure it's in the '1' position if you are having issues.

Overall Review: I really hope Gigabyte fixes this issue because I know there are a bunch of people returning this card when it works perfectly well otherwise just because they didn't realize there was a bios switch.

10/28/2013