Here is my take from thetwelve h0ours I owned mine.
Absolutely gorgeous on desktop compared to X1950pros. CF.
Potentially a great overclocker. I did not go very far but I took the Core up to 850...I did not OC the Memory at all.
Runs Futuremark like a champ...I was seeing higher FPS in the benches than with anything I have used...lol
But at the $500 I paid for the Saphire DDR4 1 GB I felt I could do better by waiting or hunting for a deal and flipped it immediately at no loss or gain to member in Australia.
I really like my P5K and do not see hopping to another board in the immediate future so it's ATI for me...and this is the best they have to offer aaaat the moment...so it's what I will run.
I think it's a nice looking card..but was disappointed that theplastic was not UV reactive like the X1950pros...
as we all know UV reactive stuff is faster.
And when I turned on the rig the lights in the house would flicker...so that's something to consider...
It did not increase my case temps at all. so whatever heat it produces is not going to impact performance...it might wither the house plant behind the PC...but the PC will not be getting baked...
Overall I think this is a good mid-high card with a lot of potential.
Likely to be considered an entr level card after about 6 months...considering how fast everything changes