Summary: Picked this up before they discontinued it so I can run it along with my Gigabyte windforce in SLI. This is my first experience with SLI and so far it seems to be working well but I'm not terribly fond of the increased temps (although I did expect that).
Pros: Inexpensive, very stiff with a metal backing. Runs pretty cool (63C vs. 58C for the Gigabyte Windforce vs 65C for the MSI / single card, same conditions, full load). Seems to overclock well. Very nice card for the money!
Cons: The metal backing plate makes the card thicker reducing distance between cards in SLI. Not on the 680 PCB.
Summary: Boy when I first bought this I bought this card right when it was released and it was epic, at least for about 2 days. It then burnt out. I was lazy and didn't end up RMAing it for a little over a year but when I finally ASUS was reasonably prompt in getting me a replacement.
Summary: I'm kind of torn because I know this can be a good card, if you get lucky enough to get one that doesn't crash. Like other people, my card crashes the Heaven benchmark on STOCK settings. I'm having to downclock my card to get it stable, and that's not what I paid for.
Awesome card! But buying one is a bit of a gamble.
Chris Nguyen, Amazon
4 June 2012
Summary: Awesome card. Out of the box card boosted to 1241 mhz (instead of the specified 1137) on Heaven's benchmark without me doing anything and luckily didn't crash. Even managed to overclock it to 1300 mhz stable.
Summary: I ordered two of these cards to run in SLI. First issue I was not aware of is that Intel X79 chipsets are not currently supported by Nvidia to run at PCIe Gen3 speeds. OEM distributed drivers allegedly allowed PCIe Gen3 speeds but official Nvidia drivers do not.
Summary: EDIT: I thought I had a bad video card but it looks like I had 2 sets of bad ram in a row. Got some new ram in a different brand and everything has been great. It was a nightmare and made no sense which led me to believe my video card was bad since the error codes pointed at the video card.
Summary: Good value for money. Near all games flying on that card on full details. Battlefield 4 nad need for speed rivals got some trouble with colour display. but that problem on drivers. Good quiet cooling