Great mid-range video card; handles graphics with ease
21 February 2014
Summary: Pros: This is a great mid-range video card in the ~$200 range. I bought one in August 2011 and it still handles everything I throw at it. I might not play the most demanding games though - I often play games like Unreal Tournament 3, Duke Nukem Forever, Portal, Portal 2, Civilization V, and Minecraft.
Summary: I have only had this graphics card for about a 1 1/2 Years, & it stopped working! In all reality it caused major problems with my computer. So personally I wouldn't purchase another graphics card from Asus.
Summary: I get amazing performance and graphics for this model (gtx560). The reason i gave it only 3 stars is due to the temp running very high, full load as well as idle. I sent it in to be worked on (warranty work). it came back, installed it and still ran high temp. I'm talking high 90's (°C) under load and low-mid 60's idle.
Summary: I purchased this card on 1 Feb 2013 but didn't install it until a week or so ago. I took it straight out of the box and plugged it in. There were some small annoying screen artifacts but I assumed that I just needed an updated Windows 8 driver. Updating the driver didn't help and after a week of running, the screen artifacts got much worse. I pulled the card out and took a close look. Part of the circuit board is damaged and looks like some sort of liquid damage.
Summary: I bought this card when I made the upgrade to a gaming desktop from a laptop. It's a beast of a card and I have no problem running any game on "Ultra" settings. But my first case was small enough that it caused my machine to overheat and shutdown after about 20 minutes of gameplay. No good. So I bought a new big quiet case from Amazon. Installed everything including a liquid cooling system and two extra large fans. Great. Now my computer is super cool.
Summary: Very beautiful running card.. If your looking for something that will make you feel like you have no worries on playing any game, this baby is it :).. I'm Very satisfied,and i got mine used .. The guy that was selling this card, must be crazy!