Summary: After about a month of running 2 gts250's in sli, I switched to a Radeon XFX 5850. I can now run pretty much anything full out, except for Crysis. If you're using this for video editing or an extra monitor, fine, but if you're buying this for a gaming rig, seriously consider forking out an extra...
Pros: The evga 250 will beat out any zotac, bfg or xfx easily. I ran this in sli with a zotac, and the evga was almost always 10C cooler. It's silent and small (relatively).
Cons: It's not a radeon. Seriously, you could buy a 5750 or a 4870 for the same price and get +10 frame per second easy. The Radeon 4870 1 gig gets about 40 fps on far cry 2 1680x1050 while the gts 250 512mb gets only 30fps.
Pros: Good graphics, runs crysis on very high settings pretty smooth , no AA tho.
Cons: For some reason there is a line in the middle of the screen when playing games or watchin movies. can really tell itz there if i move the mouse quick up n down in a game n i have the lastest drivers installed so most likely im'a have to do a RMA 4 this product which pretty much suchs .
Summary: If you're deaf or work in a very noisy environment, maybe this won't matter to you.
Pros: Continues the G92 (a proven performer) at a good price/performance point.
Cons: Had to make it my backup card. That stupid fan starts up in "airplane" mode and stays there until it reaches some operating system. Have used several other EVGA cards in this same system and none of them exhibit this behavior. Tech support had no solution for it ( will need a BIOS update to fix).
Summary: Overall it seems like a good card but don't expect it to be much better than your older ones. I have a: HP - Pavilion with AMD Phenom™ II X4 Quad-Core Processor and a 550 watt PSU.
Pros: It shows some improvement over my old 9600 gt, but not as much as I had hoped for. Size was ok. It seems smaller than the other 9800 and it just barely fit in my machine.
Cons: For some reason my machine runs just a little slower now. Not sure on why it does this and I have downloaded the latest drivers. If anyone has any input on how to make it run smoother and fast it would be much appreciated.
Summary: get a 9800gtx+ - the shrunk 55nm die makes for a much cooler load, and you can get even more mileage if you replace with a vf1000 zalman cooler, provided by newegg also. in addition, watch for the warranty when dealing with evga. this card is only for 2 yrs, while an identical 9800gtx+ is for life
Pros: it ran well, good framerates in tf2 ~150-200fps - maxed
Cons: ran quite hot was opened on arrival - stuffed into bubble wrap - no static bag, no plastic casing little to no improvement over my 9800gtx+ 512mb
Summary: Hatte mir die Karte als Ersatz für meine Lüfterlose 9600GT bestellt. Nach dem Einbau kam dann die Überraschung, der Lüfter dreht immer auf 100%, dieses Model verfügt über keine Temperatur/Lastabhängige Lüftersteuerung, per se (2 pin). Es lärmt, nichts für empfindliche Ohren! Deswegen nur 3 Sterne.