Summary: The card arrived with the third fan dead, It's unfortunate because this card is a fantastic one for the $300 pricetag. At 99% GPU load the card would spike at around 91C or 92C. I have a fan situated on the whole PC to keep it running around 80C while I wait for my small replacement fan from China :) This is what I get for buying used from Amazon I suppose....at least it works! Otherwise, the card runs very well. I am a miner and a gamer, best of both worlds!
Summary: I use this card for OCL work exclusively. Not bitcoins :) The heated air vents INSIDE the case along the long edge. For gaming, it's probably great, but if you are going to run it hard for long periods of time, you may want to get a different card. I have three running at 95%+ utilization pretty much all the time and have had 2 overheat due to fan failures. Gigabyte sent me more, but replacing the fans is a pain.
Summary: Was excited when I got this for my new build, after a few weeks the RAM began to overheat when I played any game newer than World of Warcraft. So for bursts of 45 minutes this is an amazing card for me, then I would have to reboot my computer due to hard locking. Currently in the process of doing an RMA to get it fixed will update as soon as I have information!
Good card at an ok price. Some faults and please note it cannot be overclocked or altered in CCC.
20 February 2013
Summary: I upgraded to the 7970 from a GTX 560Ti. The 560 was a great mid-range card that handled many recent games at High (not Ultra) spec, but was starting to show it's age with most newer graphically intensive releases. I wanted a card that could handle the majority of newest at Max\Ultra settings on ainsgle screen (1920x1080) setup. Unfortunately the 7970 isn't as big of a step up as I hoped it would be in some games.
Summary: Bought 2 of these. One worked fine right away the other I had to call manufacturer about loud noise. They helped me correct problem by using can of air to clear out fans. I just feel this should be done before sending product out.
Summary: gut: -sehr gute Leistung sogar bei Spielen wie Battlefield 3 kann man auf den höchsten Einstellungen mit 60 FPS rechnen. -Lüfter ermöglichen es die Karte ohne grosse Risiken zu Übertakten(natürlich in Masen)was bei den standart Karten auch der Fall ist aber mit dem Windforce3x Lüfter ist die Karte ca. 5 bis 7 Grad Kühler -Ist Werk-Übertaktet..
Summary: Достоинства Если не заниматься разгоном, то карта замечательная. В 2D не слышно, в большинстве игрушек не громкая. Если тестами или майнингом хорошенько прогреть, то уже вполне ощутимо. Недостатки Но если не гнать, то зачем вам такая карта? И вот тут гигабайт подложил свинью. Напряжение не регулируется. Точнее регулируется, но предел - 1.17В, чего для приличного разгона не достаточно. Гугл 100% лекарства не подсказал, шаманить с биосами и молиться - не для меня.