Summary: I usually don't write reviews on computer hardware because it's mostly luck of the draw. I had a problem with this card 2 years after purchase, sent it in to EVGA and they sent me a 660ti to replace. That's what I call customer service and deserves 10 stars. Great to see a company stand behind its product in today's market, thanks EVGA!
Summary: Incredible steal for the price. Currently rated #20 on passmark benchmark video tests. Mine benched at 4520. It does put out some heat and I was surprised the fan didn't pick up speed on load. Specs say top temp is max temp at 97c. Mine runs 80c on ultra settings in WOW @ 1920x1080 I run it with afterburner and a custom fan speed (not overclocked) now though and keep it to 70c easily.
Summary: This card runs every game and video I throw at it at maximum settings with no issues in my new gaming build on a Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H board with and an Intel Core i5-3570K and Komputerbay 16GB ( 2 X 8GB ) DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz DIMM RAM. The games that seems to stress it the most is Battle Field 3, but that might just be the long load times of that game that make me say that, and may have nothing to do with this graphics card.
Summary: The largest issue by far with the 570 DS model is its' own uprooting: The custom cooler. The DS line is EVGA's venture into the custom cooling realm, but it completely falls short compared to what MSI, Asus, or Gigabyte currently has on the market. Currently being priced at $100 more than the MSRP of a stock GTX 570, one might think that money really pays for top tier cooling.