This Is one boss GPU. 3 Years strong on sli (see Pros). Feb. 29, 2016
Ronald S., Newegg
29 February 2016
Summary: If you can find it get it. Great starter card. Refurbished cards should run just as good as new if certified. But at a better price.
Pros: Great starter gaming gpu/graphics card. Takes a lot of settings at medium/medium high on a lot of games. Ran it 6 months to a year before I got the second card for sli. runs so much better now Personally use it on mostly MMO's and RPG's Use good judgement on FPS gaming.
Cons: It will wear out fast on newer games and higher settings with the latest drivers from nvidia. Will only last if you go SLI and stay up to date with the drivers.
Summary: I'm buying an EVGA GTX 960 to replace this card and I'm getting the 3 year protection this time.
Pros: This card was great. It handled any game I was playing at the time, battlefield 3, starcraft 2, diablo 3 and several other games. decent price too.
Cons: The card only lasted 2 1/2 years. I thought i'd get a little more life out of it. I used EVGAs precision X which allows you to set the fan curve and I rarely saw the card over 60°C Guess I should have bought the extra protection.
Summary: I originally bought one of these for my computer, then later upgraded to two in SLI, now I've moved on to a single 970. I read one of the reviews on here saying this card can't do more than one monitor, claiming that it fried after plugging in a second one.
Pros: Fast for the price Scales well in SLI Runs cool for a reference design ejects almost all heat out of case
Cons: Runs hotter than non-blower designs Getting long in the tooth (not really it's fault, though) Poor thermal paste application from factory
Pros: So I've been using this card for about 3 years, as part of my first home-built PC. No complaints about the graphical capabilities-- I mostly play releases from ~2012 (Rift, GW2), MOBA's, and PS2 emulators. It handles those games quite gracefully. Newer games can be run at medium-high settings, wh...