Summary: I got this card after reviewing the benchmarks and specs as compared to many of the other graphics cards. The hardware architecture is great and the card runs nice and cool. I can run everything on high and max resolution without any lag or drop in FPS. Issue is, even a YEAR after I bought it, the price has stayed the same. Wait let me correct that... The price went UP. BY 95 DOLLARS!!! I got it a year ago for 290. It's at 385 NOW.
Summary: was planning on donating this computer but then decided to try a new display card. Glad we did that because the processing power of this card really helped and saved us a couple thousand on a new computer
Summary: Very solid card. I bought it on TigerDirect. The card is longer compared to the EVGA GTX 570 HD. It is very quite when idle, and still very quite under moderate load. By moderate load, I mean games such as SC2 and D3. Temperature is well under control, about 40 degree Celsius idle and 60 degree Celsius under moderate load. Under heavy load though, the card becomes very noise and both of the fans will generate a ton of wind noise.
Summary: This is a very well-made card with nice dual fans and a huge heat sink footprint. It is one beautiful card! It was easy to install and trivial to setup -- since my old GeForce 520 already had the latest Nvidia drivers, all I had to do was let Windows 7 auto-detect and reboot. Voila! Installation note: The manufacturer states that a 550w PS minimum is needed. My 620w Antec PS does just fine.
Summary: Has worked great for the most part. A few crashes here and their in certain applications. Still not getting FPS where I would like with this in games. I think that is more of my CPU bottlenecking it. Works great for GPU/CPU encoding. With the encoding I have seen close to 20-35 FPS increase over my GTX 550 ti. Stays very cool and quiet, 34/36 F at idle and never above 55 F under full load. I bought this for the quietness since I built my rig for quiet computing.