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Great value for money,
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This review is from: Sapphire 11199-20-20G AMD Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card (HDMI, DVI-I, 2 x Mini Display Port, PCI Express 3.0, 256-Bit, AMD CrossFireX Multi-GPU Technology) (Accessory)
I'm not gonna rehash everything other reviewers have stated. This card runs Far Cry 3 on my 1440*900 resolution and an i5-3570k @ 3.4GHz at 75+ FPS on average with DX11 and everything set to High in the graphics options. This puts my trusted HD 6850 I had previously owned to shame. Skyrim runs on maximum settings as well with the same result. The 7870 XT doesn't care.
One word of advice though:
The automatic fan settings aren't optimal. It barely goes above 50% in Far Cry 3, raising the temperature to 85 C. I recommend installing Sapphire's Trixx software which can be used to create a custom profile for fan settings. Depending on your case's cooling you will need to tweak it a bit for good cooling and acceptable noise levels. This is only a minor inconvenience and doesn't warrant impacting on the amazon score too much.
The card isn't particularly noisy but I guess everyone has their own definition of noise. I don't notice it in game.
For £185 this is a fantastic card and if you don't want to spend much more than that, you probably won't have to look further.
5 stars for a card that easily could have demanded a lot more of our hard earned money.
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Initial post: 14 May 2013 16:20:47 BDT
Did this come with the AMD 'Never Settle' games bundle promotion? As on amazon's description there isn't any indication.
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