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.
Summary: games looks way better with this vid. the only problem is that it sucks so much electricity and it runs hot. i would recommend getting a 3rd party heatsink replacement if you are not the type of person that like noisy computer parts. it can run very loud during gaming sessions.
Summary: While building my new PC, I was figuring on getting a 560 Ti or something around that level. As I poked aorund, I found a killer deal on this 570 I couldn't pass up. I must say I couldn't be more happy with that decision. Coming from a GTX 460, this card is quite a substantial jump in performance. Basically every game I've thrown at it can be maxed out at 1920x1080 (perhaps little to no AA, but I've gotten used to leaving that off). But yes...
Summary: i feel like i paid too much for this, but i wanted an exact match for my SLI setup. it's still a great card, but with the 600 series out, I would go w/ one of those over a single 500 series any day.
Summary: Good video card, I can run games like Crysis 2 Full HD or Wow, TDU2 or Diablo 3, finally great performance, I have no bottlenecks and frames are the games between 30-60 FPS in Diablo 3 and Wow easily exceed the 100 FPS greetings ..
Summary: Item arrived in timely manner and worked straight out of the box. Just a little better than my 560ti but I had to use the 560ti in another build and wanted a step up. This was exactly what I was looking for. Idle temp about 34-38c and most games only run it up to mid 40's c. 3dmark pushed it into the 50's c but I have yet to see 60c.