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. Overall a good card if you have an older system and want to upgrade just the card.
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). When things get intense (300+ people fighting in the same area), fps begins to drop but never below ~45).
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: This works as it should. With a single video card, an AMD Phenom II x4 965 @ 3.4 GHz, 4GB DDR3 RAM (1600 MHz), and an Ultra LS-500 500W PSU, I can play games on 1080p with GTA IV on max, BF3 on max without AA, ArmA II on high, Assassin's Creed 3 on max without AA, Skyrim on max without AA, and similar higher-end games without dropping below 40-ish FPS.
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. Batman Arkham City, Metro 2033 (which is known to push cards to their maximum), and surprisingly, Alan Wake, struggle to keep up at 60fps, most drop to about 45 or so average, the frame rate goes all over the place making...