Date Joined: 03/27/13
Pros: What a great purchase! This is by far one of the best purchases I've done in months. I can honestly say that I see very little difference between high end cards and this one, when playing on high settings. I only saw a little decline in FPS when I set the video settings on highest. Because of its exceptional performance, I find it hard to consider this card a budget card as others have pointed it out to be. I can't wait to try SLI on this!
-I immediately felt the difference after upgrading my PC from a Radeon HD 6850
-Didn't have to rob a bank in order to afford it
-Runs cool (40-45 C on heavy gaming)
-Extremely beautiful aesthetics
-Doesn't consume too much power
-Made me fall in love with PC gaming once again
Cons: For some reason, I don't like its size. I wish it was bigger. The card is only ~5 inches long. he extra length is just the fan. Maybe it's just me but it looks (emphasis on LOOKS) a little handicapped since it's not the full size.
I wish the power connector was on the end and not on the side.
Overall Review: I'll be playing WoW Pandaria and Starcraft 2 Heart of The Swarm with this graphics card, for the most part.
-WoW: I set everything on ultra and it still does not drop below 59 FPS. It feels very smooth.
-SC2: I currently have it set on high--not ultra. Although it still seems to work fine on ultra, I've experienced one or two graphics hiccups. It's nothing very significant and definitely doesn't affect gameplay; but I'm a compulsive perfectionist and I have a hard time concentrating on the game when this happens.
-Diablo 3: Exactly the same comments as Starcraft 2