Summary: This is a good card for the money, but if you are going to get something more powerful than a 2600k, such as a 3770k or higher, then you should get a better card--this one will be the bottle neck for more powerful systems. Very stable, but problems with new drivers.
Summary: I can't recommend that you purchase this card these days, as it's skyrocketed in price since I bought it and there are better, less expensive cards out there. It does the trick for me, and it's still a smoking card if you can find it under $200.
Summary: Bought to replace a 8800GT display card on a gaming machine, specifically for running Planetside 2. The boost in performance was more than double - I can run PS2, a very heavy, GPU and CPU intensive game, on high settings or medium settings and get excellent performance (75+ fps).
Summary: I replaced my GTX280 hoping to see a big difference. I didn't. The only advantage seems to be a reduction in freeze-ups. My biggest problem with the older card was playing Battlefield 3, it would lock-up during gameplay and I would have to restart the game.
Summary: bought this card to play a few PC video games. It is an excellent card, exceeds my expectations. The only problem is that it may get a bit loud. I am very satisfied with my purchase of this card
Great Mid-Level Enthusiast Card, Not Without Faults
22 September 2012
Summary: This card is quite good but not perfect. I can play most games at 60fps and 1080p (I play on my TV) with all quality settings set at maximum. Some games struggle though, mostly games that take high advantage of DirectX 11 settings like tessellation.