Summary: This works great, and looks really cool. I used it in a computer I built with a Phenom X6 and a Gigabyte Socket AM3/AMD 890GX/SATA3&USB3.0/A&V&GbE/ATX Motherboard GA-890GPA-UD3H. Installation was a breeze, and I love the way this thing looks like something you'd find under the hood of a 50's or 60's muscle car. Has held up to extensive daily use since I bought it in 2010, and had no problems whatsoever.
Summary: I bought two of these for SLI and they run all my games 60 FPS except for Crysis on max graphics which gets 40-50 which is still damn good. just one card only gets 25 fps max graphics on crysis though. they both run pretty cool, gone up to max 55C when overclocked to 820 and benchmarked which is still cool! the fans diddnt even go above 40% speed because it was cruising! normal computer use it idles at 30C The Afterburner software bundled with this is AMAZING!
Summary: I purchased this card because it was good value for money and used the Nvidia reference design layout which allowed me to easily replace the fan with a water cooling block. This modification was straight forward and went without a hitch. The good: Performs reasonable well for games for the price. The bad: I am using this graphics card with a DELL Ultrasharp U3011 (see my review at <...>), this monitor has a maximum resolution of 2560x1600.
Summary: I bought this card about 8 months ago. The Cyclone comes with one of the BEST stock fans imaginable. The card idles in the low 30s, which is incredibly cool. I suspect that one of the reasons why this card performs so well is because of how cool it stays under load-- I've never seen it go above 60 degrees C. Most games don't even push it above 50C. It runs Crysis surprisingly well at 1920 x 1200.
Summary: I really enjoy this card. I can put StarCraft II on "Ultra" and get very solid FPS, even when there is a lot of combat going on with a ton of unit onscreen. I highly recommend this card, it is quiet, it keeps fairly cool, at least in my case it does. I haven't had any problems at all with this card.
Summary: This was not the best choice I could have made--I didn't do enough homework. The issue is not with MSI, but NVIDIA chipsets. If you Google GTX460 and freeze, you will see there are issues across all brands with this series (and other NVIDIA 400-500 series). It looks like the problem has been around since day 1 and there is no remedy offered at this time. The problem manifests itself by freezing or locking up the system randomly. There is no one task that will cause it.