Summary: I previously had another brand that carried a "lifetime" warranty.. until they went out of buisness that is. I paid $400+ for that card and it lasted 2 years. I decided I would no longer put all my eggs in one card so to speak and went back to running SLI. The cards came packaged ok everything was there except an SLI bridge which was a little stupid. Thank god I had one from previous incantations of SLI. No porblems installing them at all.
Summary: I have tried to stress this video card with everything I can by maxing out graphic settings on every game I play, and there is no viable lag or choppiness in any way. I'm not a serious gamer, nor do I run more than one display. I recommend this card to anyone who wants to play the latest games.
Summary: I bought this for my Hack system and it's been great. It's super quiet; I can barely hear it even with the sides off of my tower. I only played a couple of games on the mac side (Portal 2 and Left4Dead 2), but they played great on the highest settings. Had a mobo problem, so I haven't tried it with windows yet, but I'm confident it will work great. I'm more interested in that my video render time was significantly shortened.
Summary: Even under heavy CUDA compute loading (not video related), card temperature stays under 77C. Fans are quiet, I just barely hear them over the top of the noise from the fans in the laptop that sits 2 feet away. When I stop CUDA loads, card temperature and fan speed drop dramatically.
Summary: I just bought this card the other day after my old Radeon HD 4850 bit the dust. I did a bunch of research and was really leaning toward the 570 but the price on it was quite high and I couldn't quite justify a $350 card for my current needs. I went with this GTX 560 and could not be happier. It runs cool, quiet, and fast. It has played all my games in the high settings without a hiccup.