Good card. Not perfect, but it's a bargain at it's price range.
7 November 2012
Summary: I was running three 5770's prior to getting this. Two 5770's performed fairly close to one stock clocked GTX 480, but the scaling with three was awful. Not to mention 5770's have very poor overclocking room and some of the games I play don't take advantage of Crossfire (Skyrim was my biggest complaint). This card is still very beastly even after being two years old.
Summary: This card SCREAMS. About the same performance of the NEWER 580. I am running this on an older system (e8400, 6gb RAM, SSD) and it can still tear through Metro 2033 like its nothing. I run at 1080p resolution.
Nice product, 580/590s are overclocked 480s, dirty move by nvidia.
6 January 2012
Summary: Great product, running in SLI now, max fps on everything. Too bad they stopped manufacturing these because they came out with the 580s, which are overclocked 480s...and for triple the price. 580s/590s are a scam to make you think you are buying some new and improved, when all you have to do is a minor overclock. Dirty move by NVIDIA. No one can deny this because its fact.
Summary: Great GTX model. I may not have a 580 for BF3, but SLIing this baby with my existing 480 bumped me up to atleast a 560. Cant' wait to get my 3rd. That should put me at par with their recommended specs.
Summary: I bought this card because of 2 reasons: it's powerful and it's rather cheap nowadays, especially used ones. This card is a demon. It can max out nearly any game you like. But it's a demon, so it runs hellish hot and roars like an army of armageddon. Liquid cooling or aftermarket air coolers are highly recommended as they eliminate both its disadvantages leaving only advantages remain. To sum it all GTX480 is a very good choice.