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 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: 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: EVGA has become my go-to. Prior to owning this card, I was running a Gigabyte 660Ti, which saw one of the cooling fans die after ~2 years of ownership. They RMA'd it for me just fine (say what you want about Gigabyte, they have a fantastic factory warranty) but it was just the excuse I was looking...
Pros: -Quietest component in my PC. -Throttles at 80C temp-wise and doesn't even break a sweat. -Easily maxes out any game that's had even a little bit of optimization effort from the developer. (i.e. doesn't quiiiite get there with GTAV) -Handles downsampling like a champ (I frequently run Arma 3 at 1...
Cons: -Has not responded to attempts to train it to bring me a sandwich.
Summary: Excellent performance! Runs very cool and quiet. Keep in mind it's very, very wide. Great for overclocking on air. I really wish it came with the optional backplate, which I recommend purchasing.
Summary: I have had this unit for a little over a year. Absolutely fantastic video card, the best I have had, in fact. Runs extremely quietly and extremely cool. I play a number of MMORPG's and some single person games (e.g.
Summary: Best video card I have ever owned. Quiet, blazing fast, and eats every game I have ever thrown at it (Crysis 3; Shadows of Mordor; Shroud of the Avatar; Tomb Raider; Witcher 2; Far Cry 3) on Ultra settings without even chewing. I would love to get another for some SLI fun when Witcher 3 comes out.