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Silence is golden...
on 23 March 2014
My youngest got into Minecraft big time and although the graphics are crude, our vintage Nividia Geforce could only handle the game action with a reduced frame rate etc. This card appealed because I am on a mission to silence our family server. I had some doubts about its G3D benchmark when compared to the fan-cooled R9, say. I did not really know how much power Minecraft required. However, there is another beauty to this card: my mobo features two PCIe slots and this card can be crossfired. Given the price point, I can actually buy two of these for less than the price of one R9. The R9 would still be faster than the two, but not by much. And instead of two whirring turbines, I'd still be completely silent...
I am glad to report that the second purchase can wait. Turns out, a single HD7750 can easily handle Minecraft (at full frame rate and 1080p) without so much as breaking into a sweat. And with the Geforce finally gone, hard drive access is now noisier than the remaining fans. I am very happy indeed (and so is, of course, my son).
Hint for Viewsonic owners (may also apply to other monitors): If you hook up this card via the bundled HDMI lead, make positively certain that your monitor switches to "HDMI PC". Mine switched to "HDMI AV" and the result was blurry rendering of text which no amount of scaling in CCC would cure. (Hours of head-scratching...)
EDIT 7/12/2014: Card's just died. Never used heavily (though running 24/7). Never very hot. Hm... What might be the warranty terms?