Really qualitative product for the reasonable price.
5 November 2010
Summary: I had not seen products of MSI company before I've bought MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 video card. And I am glad about it. MSI video card has completely justified my expectations. It's a very good device for the reasonable price.
Summary: I have three of these cards in Tri SLi. Each card is OC from factory and can be OC'd to 730mhz+ on the core. I have mine at 731 on each card on the factory cooler at 1.125v. These cards run pretty cool for the 65nm version. GPU1 38 idle load 50c GPU2 35 idle 48 load GPU3 36 idle 49-50 load. I get 25k in 3dmark Vantage with a PII X4 965 @4.0 I'm using the Silverstone Raven RV01 case which is the best case I have used for air cooling thus far.
Summary: I bought this card because my old card GTS8800 wouldn't play the latest games on HIGH settings. (Bioshock 2, Crysis, Oblivion.) This card rocks! I've throw every thing I have at it, and the card performs beautifully. No stuttering or jerkiness. AMD ATHLON 64 X2 6400+ ASUS M2N32 SLI Mudda board 4098 MB DDR2800 Crucial memory One Nvidia GeForce GTX 260.
Summary: I built 2 systems with identical video cards, over a year of rock solid stable performance. My System: Intel Core2Quad, 6 gigs of ram, 2 Terrabytes of HD space on 3 sata HD's, GTX 260 video card, XFX 780i SLI motherboard. 750 watt EPS PFC PSU My Wifes AMD Phenom 2 - Quad core, 4 gigs of ram, 500 gigs of HD space on 1 sata drive, GTX 260 Video card, Low end $20 AMD board. 35 dollar off brand 800 watt PSU.
Summary: I waited for a long time until Amazon offered the GTX 260 OC that MSI made, and the waiting was worth it. I was originally going for the 280, but you can pretty much buy 2 of the 260's for the price of a single 280, and the price to performance ratio was not in favour of the 280's. General notes: as any other user would report, this card is huge! Make sure you get a motherboard that allows you to install this card and still be able to use the PCI slots adjacent to it.