Cons: Cheap card. As other buyers have stated the fan starts to make noise before the it dies. Mine started approx 9 months of use on a non-gaming build. It finally died and I had to remove the card to get my system to start. Just got the replacement today. Evga at leasts honors their warranty. Stay away, save your money and get a quality card.
Another bad fan... But, I have replaced the fan itself.
26 October 2013
Pros: This card can provide moderate gaming without breaking your wallet or requiring other upgrades. It provides three of the most common video connections. It sips power. It can be very quiet.
Cons: The stock fan is bad, just plain bad straight from the factory. It lasts maybe a few months at best (no gaming) then it starts making a ridiculous amount of noise. I installed three. The first was for lite gaming and video processing. It completely died before that customer informed me. The other two saw little or no gaming. Luckily, I saved both of them with an after market fan and custom housing.
Summary: We got it replaced by a card that did the same thing after a month. When I contacted EVGA about the issue, explaining that I didn't want another 630 that was going to fail, they told me it was my fault because I was trying to use their graphics card for gaming. They said that the the 630 was not a gaming videocard and recommended that I lower my graphics settings.
Pros: At the time of purchase, this was the cheapest GDDR5 videocard I could find. My father does light gaming (Civ 5 and the like) so this seemed like an appropriate product.
Cons: The first one malfunctioned within several months. The card experienced overheating, the fan could not keep up and it eventually starting crashing my father's system.
Cheapest GDDR5 I could find / Perfect for what I need
M. Morgan "He who hears the shema drinks the ..., Amazon
9 September 2013
Summary: My old 8600GT finally gave up the ghost after a long, successful life. [It was probably damaged in our recent move, since it was working just fine before the move!] Since I primarily work in Adobe Photoshop-related environments and don't game heavily at all, this is the perfect card. I just wanted a barebones GDDR5 card for a killer price, no hassle of those rebate incentives, and quick shipping.
Summary: I did not get to experience this card as much as some of the other I do but It seems to work fine. I purchased it to upgrade a PC to play HD video and for the HDMI port. For that function it is more than enough. Installed quickly and smoothly. Automatically found drivers in windows 7 and updated them too. I will update if anything happens with it.
Summary: Nice card for the price. I have two monitors connected and use this card for a variety of functions such as Photoshop, World of Warcraft, and common tasks such as word processing and the internet. Highest settings on WOW and no complaints.
Summary: Needed a smaller card to fit into my Dell GX620 and this card is only 5.7 inches long and 4.4 inches tall. Not a big gamer. Have encountered no problems with games or movies freezing or slowing down. Works fine with a 305 watt power supply.
Summary: I tried to play call of duty black ops 2 on this video card. It can only run on the lowest settings. There's a reason why this video card is cheap... for serious gamers do not buy this card and waste your time.