Summary: I bought 2 of these cards for my husband to run in sli, thought why not the price was right, and if he didn't like them, I wasn't out a fortune. He absolutely loves them. He is of course running them in sli, and loving his gameplay. He is running Sims3, and every expansion plus every stuff pack, these cards are running magnificent. If you are going to run sli, check these cards out.
Summary: Card works great. It gave me a 10 fps boost on Metro 2033 and I can use it as a dedicated PhysX card for games like MAFIA II. I bought a GTS 450 graphics card back in 2010. Its starting to age and can't play recent titles on ultra settings anymore. So instead of purchasing a brand new expensive top of the line graphics card, I bought this and ran it in SLI with my other card.
Summary: I was disappointed in this video card. I appeared to get lag when playing wow. I had to wait for the scenery to catch up. So I went and purchased another thinking that by having 2 and connecting them that I would get better performance. I did get a little better performance but not what I expected.
Summary: I've played games like fear 2, call of duty mw 1 and 2, dead space 1 and 2, star craft 2, street fighter 4, and many more with a high to very high settings. i'm not a hardcore gamer, i'm a casual. i was looking for an inexpensive card for play some games once in a while, but this one went too far in all senses. still, for newer games (2012) i can't tell how good is the performance of the card, because i haven't played any of the newer titles.
Summary: I bought a second EVGA GTS450 FPB so I could run SLi until I do a new build later this year. Now, to be fair I bought this Used-Like New. The card itself is excellent, if a little old. It still has enough power to run everything I throw at it. Why 4 stars? Simple. Like I said, I bought this to run SLi. The problem I ran into is, this shipped without the SLi bridge. This required a trip to the attic to try and locate the original bridge, which was lost in a move.
Summary: I bought this card so that Sony Vegas 11/NewBlue Titler Pro could take advantage of all the additional processing power. After 24 hours, I'm pretty pleased. I've been editing high school lacrosse games using Titler Pro to create a lower third scoreboard. Without the GPU, my 3-year-old 4-core AMD processor and ATI 5450 graphics would take 5-6 hours to render a quarter for use on DVDs. Titler Pro would also crash Vegas infuriatingly often.
Summary: I will never buy from this manufacturer again; alright, card failed after six months, probably happens but they really make you jump through the hoops to RMA, delay everything, make you pay for shipping. I would look somewhere else for computer parts but EVGA, I have built my own computers for 15 years now and it is the first video card to fail.