Using this card over a year with massive gameplay, Bioshock, S. Cons: Once the fan went out and I needed a replacement, they require you to send the card back before they will send you a new one. Clear up your view and play at a higher level! Coupons are subject to change without notice. . In addition to that, i had a faulty dvi connector out of the box.
The cards and chips I don't think there's terribly much more I can say about the G71 graphics processor at this point. You can buy a whole line of graphics cards based on this chip situated at different price points, with performance finely attenuated to matchall the better to separate you from your money. Pros: This was sent as a replacement that was already replacing a defective 7900 that arrived with 2 broken capacitors, that was replacing a dead 7900. No, your eyes don't deceive you, and neither does my photography. I heard it and stopped the card from melting. Played Fear at max settings 40fps and dropped it back maybe 5% to get a seamless 60fps. It's not a cheap card.
You will experience ultra-realistic visual effects, dynamic lighting, amazing sound, excellent vision blur, and an immersive virtual reality. I would expect to these cards selling very close to list price at online vendors soon. The fan will slowly come apart and hit the top of the heatsink bringing it to a stop. I also have like a bizillion fans in my computer, 2 on the side of the case, 2 on the top, one mounted to the mobo, one on the back panel, and yeah. Cons: This card will not last you the year, i can garuntee it.
Cards died from anywhere between one week to three months but on particular brands the failure rate was consistent enough that you couldn't put it down to a bit of bad luck. I'd expect online retailers to be listing them in the lower part of that range. Cons: Older models of this card had lots of problems, but most of them are worked out. Caused all kinds of errors to be reported like ''No hard drives found'' upon a reboot. Then again, 400w isn't that much these days. Cons: Runs a little hot but original cooling solution seems to be holding up so far.
Seriously, you will regret paying so much for this card. There's no fan or blower present. All others trademarks and copyrights mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners. The thing you really want is a 500w or more power supply to go with it. Oversized orders that require delivery by truck do not qualify. Trying to run Bioshock for any length of time gave me the same issue- since moving to a Radeon 4850, I have had none of these issues.
Even with tuner software and the fan going 95%, she was throwin down over 110C As a result, it's unstable as all hell. This is the way to do it. Full support for Microsoft DirectX 9. It doesn't even have stream processing units in it like all the better ones do. You can even put a new heatsink on and it will still be under Warranty.
Prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. One coupon redeemable per item per customer. More importantly, what video card actually makes sense to buy these days? Limited to stock on hand. This product cannot be returned. I have had this card for about 5 months.
You do pay a price for greatness. Had this card for two months before the fan quit. Other Thoughts: Idle temp shows about 51C and 57C just after playing Bioshock. This card is a failure. This was the final straw. Read the other reviews, I'm not lying when I say this.