Summary: I tried many many many ways of diagnosing the crashes, and many other (albeit older) gpu's both team green and team red and i couldn't crash any of them. After i got all the crashing under control this card works well. But as soon as the core hits 1188mhz (gpu boost, not any oc by me) crash. But if I underclock by 10-15 mhz on the core (afterburner) it runs 99% flawlessly. Alas, tonight just playing sc2 good ol' crash.
Pros: Great card when it works., Always cool even under heavy load with hot (30 deg c) ambient temps., Quiet., Handles most games at high to ultra settings.
Cons: And then the crashes. Lots at first (event 4101 driver blahblahblah) then after adaptive v-sync and newer (320.18 +) drivers worked very well. only 1 crash every week thereabout., A few instances of artifacts (<10 so far)., Just over 4 months to receive gigabyte mir.
Summary: When it works for a while, and I temporarily forget about the GPU crashes, the performance is fantastic. I could live with the odd noise I get sometimes under load, but the instability isn't acceptable. I'm glad it has a 3 year warranty, unfortunately having to ship it to a US address means extra cost in both directions. (Yes, Gigabyte covers the return shipping...
Pros: Great performance when it isn't crashing.
Cons: The overclock seems unstable. Getting quite a lot of GPU crashes while gaming (Win 7). GPU crashes are happening under linux as well running CUDA apps., Strange groan noise sometimes under load, not fan related., No Canadian RMA address for Gigabyte.
Summary: I bought this card for an upgrade to a gtx 460 and it is a much better performer allowing me to almost boost all settings to ultra in my games and would like to hook up in SLI in near future they are not pretty but work very well
Pros: Awesome performance nice program to overclock and monitor the card
Summary: This card has incredible performance, but I've been getting some weird crashes in Crysis 2, Dead Space 3, and Far Cry 3. After reading some Crysis 2 forums, this can be caused by factory overclocked cards not being entirely stable. The solution is to lower the clock speed or increase the voltage. After doing so, the crashes in Crysis 2 and Dead Space 3 stopped. Haven't tried the fix on Far Cry 3 yet.
Pros: beast performance, one of the best price/performance cards available