( 4.7 Average / 7 Ratings )
Paired with i3-4170. So far they work nicely together. Recognized and installed with no issues on fresh Windows 10 build. No issues with any games or software installed so far and testing (Starcraft II, Witcher 3, BF4).
LOUD fans. At idle temps I can't hear the fans, but any game I have installed, temps go 70+ C and fans run at 100%. I know that is not that hot, but no matter what game it sounds like a jet engine.
Card feels cheap (plastic fan housing and such). I would not take a star off for that, but just noting. Using as 1080P card and cannot comment on higher resolutions. I am installing additional 120mm fan to provide more air and hopefully ease up on the card fans. the card is performing well, and I got for under $175 after rebates. From all of my research, this is the best bang for buck card at around $200 price. If noise is not an issue for you, then this is a 5 star card, but the fans are just too much for me and why 1 star off.
Solid card, runs great and performs like a champ for the price. It does have an audible ramp up and gets rather noisy when it's under heavy load, but it works good and looks nice, so I can't be too picky.
Really nice video card, I can play the latest games at high settings 1080p around 40-60 fps depending on the game. Also it is really cheap as in (money) for the card. I got it for around 189 with an additional $20 mail n rebates knocking it down to $169. Though my only complaint is it if you try and mess with the fan setting pushing it a lot. The fan will go loud at 100%. Like really loud... Though don't worry, if you don't mess with the fans and leave it at auto, the card doesn't get hot enough to even make the fans go to 50% so the card is fairly nice and cool for an AMD gpu.
I really didn't get a chance to push this thing to its limits but man is it a beast. Got it for a good deal with an MIR on top. This thing pushed an absolutely constant 60fps with no drops whatsoever in Bioshock Infinite completely maxed out, and stayed under 50 degrees while doing it. I'm just sad I didn't get to overclock it more and test out other games really.
10/10 it's okay - ign
Great graphics card for the money. I love the extra 2GB of Vram, and it has very good cooling. I overclocked this to 1150Mhz core clock and 1630Mhz with a 100 over voltage.
I'm not big into max graphics with super high framerates, so the 380 holds up very well for my needs. Without proper ventilation it can get fairly hot, but mine has never gone over mid-70s. In Overwatch, it rarely gets into the 60s. I may get a closed loop solution to get temps even lower.
My only gripe is that it has such a weird range of outputs - 2 DVI, 1 DP, 1 HDMI. While it may not have an actual practical effect on the output, it just seems weird to have 2/3 different interfaces for 3/4 of what likely is the same model screen.