Summary: I bought this card to do SLI but since it is discontinued I thought I would take a chance on a refurb. Unfortunately, when I installed it my computer became unstable. The mother board I have is SLI ready and the cards were an exact match. So I returned it for a refund.
Pros: can run BL2 at max settings but freezes randomly (see cons)
Cons: how are people saying the card idles at 32C. mine is constantly at 46C while idling. goes up and over 58C when playing BL2 and randomly freezes here and there when playing BL2. Also card is LOUD!
Summary: I didn't buy this card from Amazon. I wish I had. I know for a fact Amazon would have provided better customer service then what I received. I purchased the card from a popular computer hardware website. The card I received was bad.
Summary: I'm a fan of MSI but in this case I am totally disappointed. I tried everything I can think of and also what I've read on forums and not able to run this card. The drivers do not recognize the card and I tried it with the legit and beta drivers.
Summary: Over all I'm not very impressed, and I wouldn't recommend this card to anyone. On a side, this card was supposed to come with a free copy of Batman, but I did not receive one. A minor thing compared to the card failure, I suppose.
Pros: - Ran Silently - Remained nice and cool - Ran games just as expected
Cons: After roughly the first week of use, the card decided it wasn't going to work anymore. Games had many texture errors, the drivers continually crashed over and over again, even HD video didn't want to work anymore. Here's hoping support can help me... new card of a refund, either would be apprecia...
Summary: wish i would of got the overclocked EVGA 560.
Pros: Ran anything i could throw at it amazingly well. nothing it couldn't handle. ran super cool idled at 49C and 60C under massive load ( 1920x1080 crysis all maxed no AA )
Cons: it died after 2 days. started artifacting. the gpu never got over 60C under load. Very disappointing that it died so quick. sending it back to new egg for RMA as i publish this review. I hope i warned some people to SHOP SMART.