Summary: I suppose that Gaming App could be convenient, though, for its cooling button, which turns all fans to 100% for an extreme cooling, and its silent mode, which majorly turns down the clock and is nice if you want the card to last a long time.
Pros: The price is great, especially considering that, when I bought it, I got three games along with it. It's definitely worth the money.
Cons: None against the card, but more-so the "MSI Gaming App", which is advertised along with the card if you ckeck MSI's site. Since GPU Boost 2.0 basically overclocks the card automatically and safely, using Gaming App to OC, as I have concluded, can be harmful and unnecessary. When I was using the Kombustor stress test, using Gaming App gave me two or three more frames but the software crashed. Without it, I get basically just as many frames with no crashing.
Pros: Runs fast, no issues so far. As to "overheating" s comment, I would expect the card to run 75 deg F at idle, given that's probably pretty close to the temp of the room it's in! Manufacturer's specs are generally in deg C, so do the math before complaining.
Pros: This card has been awesome. It's the centerpiece to my gaming PC built to avoid next-gen consoles. It runs the 3 free games it came with (AC4, Batman: Arkham Origins, Splinter Cell Blacklist) like a dream, and along with Battlefield 4 I experience 1080p on ultra settings with 60fps.
Pros: It idles at 28c on the desktop at 144hz and I haven't seen it go over 60c yet.
Cons: The brackets at the back of the card didn't match up exactly with the screw holes in the node 304. All my other cards have matched fine. I was able to secure it, but the screws went in at a slant. I was a little peeved by this.
Pros: There are few games I can't max out... it's really impressive what this thing can do. Nvidia also releases great drivers, and alows you to roll back it there's something wrong with the latest release.
Cons: 2GB is a bit low for a high end GPU, and causes an fps drop with dual monitor displays or high resolutions. 2GB is pretty standard, and isn't a problem if you're using 1080p monitor(s).
Summary: I run this with a 6 core Phenom processor and 8 gigs of RAM. Plays everything I've thrown at it, including all the Crysis games, smoothly at Very High/Ultra IQ settings. Haven't needed to overclock. Expensive but worth it.
Pros: Almost-GTX 780 performance at 200 dollars less.
Cons: I bought it at 459.00, if i had paid 30 dollars less it would be the perfect value.
Pros: FAST! Maxes out all of my games old and new at 1080p. I use the EVGA precision software to overclock this card. The power target is set at 104% with temp target at 84 degrees C, GPU off set +150MHz an Mem offset +215MHz. This overclock brings the core up to 1306MHz and the memory up to 3719 MHz. The card is not only fast at these settings, but stable too.
Cons: The cooler interferes with a stiff SLI bridge, so make sure you have a flexible one handy.