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Well, this card has some great features and some drawbacks. It isn't a very powerful card, but that's to be expected at this price point. It's totally silent and this makes it ideal for some uses. This isn't the prettiest card in the world, but the fact that it's silent goes a long way.
For the average PC user this card will be more than adequate and deliver outstanding performance for a fairly reasonable price. It also won't become intolerably noisy when playing games. In fact, it won't make any noise at all. With this kind of performance this is actually pretty amazing. I really don't think that there is another silent card that could compete with this one in terms of performance. I would also think that if you had decent airflow you might even be able to overclock it a little, to get even better performance. This card actually surprised us in terms of its price and its performance. It isn't going to break any benchmark records, but that's not what it was made for. It was made to give users a card that can play games at lower resolutions and settings, and be completely silent. In this respect this card is a total winner.
Let me wrap this up by saying that Sapphire has really thought out of the box on this one. They took AMD's stock design and improved upon it by making it completely silent. They were able to do this without having to reduce performance either. All too often we've seen cards like this come out and they've had to reduce the performance in order keep them stable. This does have a lot to do with the way the GPU is manufactured, but it also has to do with the design of the heat sink. One thing to keep in mind though is that the only thing that's actually cooled by the heat sink is the GPU. This card really should have some indirect airflow to cool the ram chips and voltage regulators. These parts of the card can still get pretty hot and should be cooled to prolong the life of the card. A case with a side fan should be perfect for this job and most of these types of fans don't produce a lot of noise either. It might have been beneficial if Sapphire had installed ram sinks on these so that they would benefit more from indirect airflow. This is something that many users can do themselves though. It's also true that GDDR5 at these clock speeds really doesn't get all that hot anyway. This is just something to keep in mind for those that want to get the very most out of this card. This will also help overclocking performance as well. There aren't too many cards like this that have been produced, but this one is definitely the best that we've seen so far. Sapphire has done an excellent job of engineering this card and we hope to see this level of innovation from them with future products. If you need a card that makes no noise, and still has solid performance the new Sapphire Ultimate Silent HD 7750 may be just what you are looking for.