Pros: I bought this card in July of 2011 and it's now April of 2015. I didn't even realize it's been 4 years until I look at my order history earlier today. This card has been a rockstar. It's ran every game, from Borderlands 1 and 2 to World of Tanks to Diablo 3. It's only in the past 6 months or so t...
TDRs all the time, Many many people experience this.
Elisabeth M., Newegg
17 March 2013
Pros: Compared to previous cards I've had, no pros except that it's SLI capable.
Cons: Timeout detection and recovery (TDR) errors are absolutely rampant with this card. Not just with gamers, but also simply from browsing the internet. Don't waste your money, statistics show that you're likely to get the error as well. And it's not just MSI. It's EVERY brand of this junky GPU.
Summary: This card is great and it performs better than the reference because it's clocked so high out of the box. The reference 560 Ti usually performs a bit below the 6950, but with this card, it performs higher than the 6950. If the 565 Ti existed, this will be it, along with Zotac's 560 Ti AMP! Edition.
Pros: This card is very fast and is clocked very high comparing to the reference designs. I have the fan speed at 50% in MSI Afterburner and it usually goes to 66C at load. Many people have complaints about how hot the card gets. Yesterday, the memory temperature was extremely high (73C idle and it wen...
Cons: I got kind of scared when the memory temperature wouldn't go down below 70C even if it was on idle the whole day. But it seems to be a problem in the program, when I restarted, it was back to 30C.
Pros: Runs intensive games like Batman: Arkham City on high settings (low PhysX, but you can't have everything). Also looks pretty cool.
Cons: I ran Unigine, a benchmarking program. Most of the settings were on high (though anti-aliasing was off). It pulled ~120 FPS, but the temperature was 100 degrees Celsius for almost the whole test. Airflow in my case is unrestricted; my case temperature is chilly, as is my CPU under stress tests. W...
Summary: Not impressed at all by the customer service.
Pros: Well.. The first card worked for a week or 2..
Cons: Wow where to start.. I have now got a RMA returned card. The returned card has an OBVIOUS physical defect, warped PCB, and a test shows no thermal bonding with the heat sink and heat spreaders. As soon as a 3D test is run, driver crashes after 2 seconds and the GPU temp hits 70C! Even better is M...
Cons: It has crashed since probably day 5. Runs HOT. Artifacts with driver crashing and sometimes recovering, and other times comp resets itself. If I get another card it wont be to SLI this one, will have to get 2 more different cards.
Summary: I have been a long time user of MSI main boards and video cards but this is starting to make me think I should try another brand. This is an update to my 3 egg rating from 8/1/2012.
Pros: performance in games
Cons: Is Running EXTREMELY HOT!!! hitting 87+C at full load. Ambient Air temperature of 70F. As stated previously I have FIVE 120mm or larger fans moving air through this case. My CPU (quad 955) is running at 56-7C never have seen it go above that even with the extra heat being generated by the video c...
Summary: I stuffed this into a Shuttle SA76R4 case (it will fit) as HTPC and this puppy chews up anything I throw at it! Stupendous Bang for the Buck over the higher priced 6 series...this is the way to go today and for some time to come...
Pros: - Speed - Clock/Memory/Voltage controls - Ease of Over-clocking
Cons: - Not really a con, just a reality, but will run Hot unless vented.