2/24/2013 8:38:17 PM
Matt from Calgary writes:
- - Price
- - Doesnt work well with phenom 2 processors
- iTurbo software (Very rushed and bad quality, I oculd expect more from HIS)
- I found this card didnt work well with my system and I had major bottleneck, so i decided to stick with my 560 ti. Rendering something simple as text on a dropdown menu was a hassle.
Big Player - Big Card!
12/10/2012 8:47:48 PM
Trevor from Winnipeg writes:
- Phenomenal gaming @ 1080p (all titles)
Acceptible gaming for Eyefinity 3 monitor setup
Great overclocking potential (one of the best vga coolers available)
Acceptible noise level at stock clocks
Good value for an upper midrange card
Very low power consumption in 2D workloads
- loud fan at higher RPM's (only really an issue for overclockers with a noise amplifying tin box like mine)
BIG! This is a huge card. Make sure you have room. Takes up 3 expansion slots, and the cooler extends into the HHD drive bays of my Antec 300 case, making 2 of them useless.
dosn't come with much in the box, no PCIe power adapters, no MiniDP to Active DVI Dongle, no games
The included "iTurbo" overclocking software does not give voltage controls.
- In the "Extreme Gamer" sector this may be a budget friendly card, but for the enthusiast/gamer, it has incredible performance/features/efficiency for 24/7 multipurpose useage.
For eyefinity gaming, I would not step down to a lower tier card than this (but you can get better cards if you can stomach the price).
It Would be nice if HIS would include a DP to active DVI Dongle.
9/22/2012 8:36:30 AM
damien from calgary writes:
- this video card is very cool, even after alot of gaming it does not heat up that much. i can play battlefield 3 on ultra graphics settings with ease.
Bang for your Buck
9/10/2012 3:58:59 PM
Roland from Calgary writes:
- -IceQ cooler is fairly quiet
-Runs cool (25C Idle 58-60C Load) (my setup is a Matx Silverstone so cramped quarters)
-Low power consumption
- Performs comparably to a GTX 580 and improving thanks to driver updates.
- PRICE Drops (WOW!)
- - Not sure what the difference is from the old 7870 and the GHZ edition. Specs look the same.
- MemX needs to get stock since these are killer at these lower prices
- Mail in rebate?? (yeah yeah.. should I even bother to send away?)
- I'd have to say it's the new go-to card gaming card at current prices. Amd's other partners are still priced a little higher so there is room for them to come down to "HIS" levels. The 660TI looks to be fairly comparable to this as does the older top end GTX580. I like the low power draw and temperatures and am glad it's a stock card. In my experience (which is alot..) the overclocked variants don't last as long. Perfect for those gaming in 1080P & 1920/1200 Resolutions.