Summary: This was a very exceptional acquisition, but CAUTION...adapting video cards to a PC requires a little research or you can find yourself in a mess. Please everyone out there, check forums on your PC and your video card before purchasing. I had checked and found the purchase of a $5 adapter cable would allow this video card to work with my power supply quite readily. It worked...everything is great!
Summary: While not the best graphics card for the price, it does allow you to play most modern to semi-modern games with high settings to even ultra and fairly fluently without too much lag. The software is great for monitoring gpu temp and its fan speeds but I find the GPU tweak to be very temperamental and prone to making the system unstable even with an adequate power supply and cooling.
Card worked for 10-months and then died. Only video ...
3 October 2014
Summary: Card worked for 10-months and then died. Only video output is a pattern of multi-colour dots on the screen. I tried different monitors, different cables and tried both DVI and VGA output. Not very impressed that a video card would fail so early in its life. I pulled out the card and installed an old ATI video card from a small form factor desktop and now have video again.
Summary: I was expecting this card to be ok for the price I payed, but after installing I was blown away. I can play many games, including Skyrim, on the highest settings. Can't beat the price, and installation is a breeze. NOTE: If you are upgrading an older computer for the first time, be prepared to also purchase a new power supply. Which isn't really too much of a problem, because upgrading components will almost always require a bit more beef.
Summary: I was nervous about buying a new video card but this one runs great and I've had no problems. It exceeds my expectations for it and every game I've played with it so far I can do on the highest settings with no performance drop. So far I've used it for Elder Scrolls Online, Starcraft 2, Titanfall, SWTOR, and Planetside 2.
Summary: I was hesitant to buy this card at first, but went ahead anyway. The reason for my hesitation was all the one star reviews. I found out that the machines in those one star reviews were sub-par at best. First, you need at least a 650 watt power supply. My specs for my rig are as follows: AMD 6 core @ 3.75Ghz. 16 Gb Ram, 1 tb hard drive MSI motherboard and now this awesome graphics card.
Summary: I play WOW, this card does a really good job. However if I'm in a raid or major city I've experienced some lag. I'm on a big server so that could have something to do with it, with that said, I play on very high graphics level with no lag.
Summary: Was a total pain to install and when I got it installed, it worked for about 5 minutes before it crashed and bricked my PC. Stay away from this thing for your own sake. I don't normally write reviews but this thing was SO bad I had to...