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Nice build but glitchy
on September 19, 2013
FYI: I gave it 3 stars since it was a bad unit.
It worked great, sort of. I'm replacing 2 6870's in xfire config in prep for BF4. I run 3 monitors but don't play in eyefinity, just the center 1080p LCD. It's more powerful than the 2 6870's combined, quieter and cooler. For comparison, BF3 ran at 80-100 fps with 4x AA with most things set to high before the upgrade, depending on the map. After upgrade, I was getting 70-90 fps at max settings. I was over 100 fps with the other settings.
Issues: The mouse courser glitches every now and then, really annoying. I had this happen on my older 5800 series card which was a bad unit as well. The stable drivers only worked with 2 monitors... Had to install beta drivers to get all 3 to work. These cards have been out a bit now and this was another factor that hinted that it was faulty. Plus, I didn't see anyone else having these issues on forums. Dealing with Tiger Direct through Amazon is a pain. They never responded to my return request. Had to call them directly and it'll take a week to get a refund and the person on the other end had an attitude. Dealing with Newegg is easier. I'm an AMD fan but considering nVidia after I get refund.
MSI Z77 MPower(MS-7751)
16 gigs of RAM
1 x 256 OCZ SSD with Win 7 Pro 500mb/s R/W