Fast card but seems to have a minor manufacturer fault
24 September 2014
Summary: The video card is blazing fast and does handle all my games and 3D apps and movies as expected. However after using the card for about 15 minutes I noticed a noise coming from the card. I thought "No this can't be a fan bearing gone already" I got closer and sure enough I heard a noise that seemed to be emanating from the fan closest to the video connections. I shut down my computer, took out the card and inspected the fan by spinning them with my fingers .
Works and came exactly as planned, just one small issue.
Tyson Jerins, Amazon
19 August 2014
Summary: Came in exactly as stated, pristine and untouched, exactly what I paid for. Can't really say much else; runs this-gen games like a charm. A note to potential buyers, however: BE WARNED, THIS CARD IS SUPERCLOCKED AND COMES WITH GPU BOOST TECHNOLOGY. Superclocked means that the card comes with a factory overclock, which is nice enough in itself.
Summary: This card has handled everything I've thrown at it. It runs Crysis 3, Watch Dogs (the framerate drops occasionally, but that game is just horribly optimized), Far Cry 3, Titanfall, and Skyrim with about 30 rather demanding visual mods... all on full without breaking a sweat. I knocked off a star, because the ASIC score on the card I received is a bit low (68%), and I initially had quite a bit of trouble overclocking the GPU to a speed that I was satisfied with.
Great card, but may experience clearance issues in SLI
27 July 2014
Summary: I have two of these in SLI and they're ridiculously fast. Also, the fans are noticeably quieter than my previous cards (GTX 570s). It is a toasty card, though, so make sure you have decent airflow in your case. The only reason why I knocked off a star is that the cards don't sit parallel when installed, causing one of the fans on the top card to hit the back plate of the bottom one. I had to wedge a piece of plastic between the ends of the cards to act as a spacer.
Summary: I had originally owned an EVGA GTX 770 SC w/ ACX Cooling, and I only noticed about a 10-15 fps difference between the two cards. Being that this card was almost twice the price, I had hoped for a little more of an improvement. Plus this card runs about 10-15 degrees higher than the 770 as well. I know that the stock coolers will run hot, but 80 degrees just makes me a little nervous. Even though graphics cards usually are stable until after 90 degrees.
Summary: This is based on my initial feelings about the card and only playing it on a limited number of games. I will update this review once I have had a bit more time to gauge its performance. The current four star review is not a reflection of the card performing poorly, but a conservative review that will probably be bumped up to 5 stars once I've had more time to play around with it.
Runs as advertised. Your results may vary for overclocking
Brian Rhodes, Amazon
7 June 2014
Summary: I run a closed loop water cooling system for my processor, so this things is the only thing really generating heat that stays inside the case. That said, it runs very well (and cool, for that matter) at stock clocks. Try to kick that up as little as 5%, though, and you're going to run into heat management problems using the stock fans.