Summary: *UPDATE* 9/9/15 This card died after a year and a half of not so heavy gaming use. Submitted a warranty RMA through EVGA, they promptly replaced it with a GTX970 ACX at no additional cost. Granted, the first one they sent was DOA, but the second one is working great!
Pros: Good high-end reference card with an excellent cooler. Idles around 25C with gaming load in BF4 on max with 65-68C temps. Readily overclockable but I couldn't when I first plugged this card in since my PSU was only 550W. Had a nasty coil whine that I could hear through my headphones during gaming...
Cons: This is a long card. In the same order as this card, I ordered a new case that could accomodate a card of this length since my current case could barely handle it. Had to move a HDD up a few slots and had 1/4 gap between the end of the card and my HDD cage. Had coil whine but a new PSU fixed it.
Summary: I bought two of these a year and a half ago. The main one in SLI started giving me these white dashes scattered around my screen and continued into windows. Plus it wasn't being recognized and reverted to standard VGA mode and unable to play most of my games.
Summary: I have an over clock setup that i tinkered with when I first got it, set it back to stock to save on the life of the card. When a game finally makes me get sub 60 fps ill probably start ocing then. For now stock is still blazing fast.
Pros: Still being a boss after almost 3 years. Kills everything I throw at it, I am a 1090p gamer so 4k and multi monitors don't concern me. The dual bios was nice.
Summary: Nice that they included fittings, but they were rather odd size (no 3/8-5/8). Would rather it had been $20 cheaper and let me buy my own (a trend it seems they followed with the 9xx series HydroCopper cards)
... send any signal to the monitor on any channel waste of 500 dollars very disappointed in the cards manufacturing ...
Duane C, Amazon
26 July 2015
Summary: ordered on aug 16 2014 it is now july 26th 2015 and the card has failed completely will not send any signal to the monitor on any channel waste of 500 dollars very disappointed in the cards manufacturing and quality
Summary: Will upgrade eventually to the GTX 980 someday but haven't seen the need yet.
Pros: I have used EVGA cards for many years now and have never once been disappointed...so far. Hope I didn't just jinx myself heh heh. Runs all my games at highest settings, primarily FPS games like all the Battlefield versions, FarCry, Crysis versions, etc. No problem with this card on 1920x1080.
Summary: This card is really powerful, even in 2015 it is able to play all games with max graphics at 60fps. With the exception of a really recent title, Witcher 3, which you could still get 40- 50 fps with high - ultra graphics and nvidia hairworks turned off.
Summary: Awesome card. Very fast. Runs every game smoothly at max settings. Only issue with it is trying to get two of them to SLI together. Requires a beefy PSU and MOBO as well as some BIOS tinkering.