Joined on 12/07/08
1 Month Review
Pros: + Obviously Fast Card. I run a 1440p monitor on ultra settings and it breezes through Wildstar (newest game I'm currently playing) + Excellent future since more people are going past 1080p and the 4GB memory on the card really shines + Under Max load card gets to 75 degrees C. My case does NOT have good airflow being in a corner + After various read reviews, the price per performance is unmatched in this catergory
Cons: + With 3 fans the card is long. Not necessarily a Con for me since I have a full tower with ample room but if you are concerned measure before you buy!
Overall Review: I was hesitant buying an AMD card since I have always been an NVIDIA guy. However, after all the positive reviews I decided to pull the trigger and I couldn't be happier. You will here NVIDIA fan boys (or people who are afraid of change) scream AMD is worthless, that the cards run hot and are slow. However, I feel with the R9 AMD really stepped up it's game and provided the basis for companies such as Sapphire to tweak the card until it's unbeatable. If there is one thing you take away about this card it is the Performance vs the Price is unbeatable for this tier of card.
Fast and Dependable
Pros: Bought the Chip 2 years ago and still going strong. Have never had an issue with overheating (I played around with overclocking when I first got it and it was never an issue). I've primarily used it for gaming (easily handles everything I've played) but have also done some large data calculations using Maple. Outstanding job all around.
Overall Review: Even though this processor is "obsolete" it is still plenty fast enough for almost anything you'd want to do in 2013. With the reliability of Intel processors my next CPU purchase will definitely be from Intel (and NewEgg for that matter).