Summary: SLI'd with an EVGA FTW, about the same specs. This card runs about 10 degree's Celsius lower than the FTW. Still use EVGA precision. Tweak the fan curve a little, and in SLI this card stays in the mid 40's with fan at 55%, max load on all modern games I have ran. Best bargain out there.
Pros: Very clean design. It works well. Runs cool,, was worried with the "open" design putting heat into the case instead of out the back, like the "box" cards. No increase on temps at all.
Cons: The board was slightly warped, its almost impossible to tell. Thought about a RMA because of this, but it runs fantastic.
Summary: -As has been mentioned in other reviews as well as this one, the card sags to the heat sink side which if you have a tight case could cause you some issues with the neighboring expansion slots.
Pros: Any game, max graphics, and it still won't stress this card. -47fps Solid on FurMark for 30 minutes. (In case you need a reference point, most of the GTX 680 stock numbers were around 45-46fps) -TwinFrozr heatsink would be perfect for SLI builds as well. -256bit DDR5, 1344 CUDA Cores
Cons: -(The 1 star reduction was for this) The card I received has a warped PCB, could be due to the massive heavy heat sink, but it feels like it might have been just a warped PCB as well. This has not affected performance to my knowledge, but I will report back if it does. -While it is nice the card ...
Summary: I wanted to love this card and I'm sure it is loved by many people for its flawless performance, but that just wasn't the case with me. I have lost my trust with MSI, and I will be getting my money back for this card immediately and going with a different branded card.
Pros: Runs any game you throw at it pretty well. The design of the card is really nice. Great price.
Cons: I can't overclock the thing at all. To play any high demanding game, I actually have to UNDERCLOCK this card down -13 mhz on the core or else the game being played will crash at any random time starting from about 3 minutes in. Extremely shady card when it comes to performance. I RMA'd the thing ...
Great card, can handle any game on ultra with ease
6 April 2013
Summary: Its a very good card, and it is very silent when it is on idle. When its under a load, it does become very noisy, but I guess its because it heats up quickly. Overall its a good card for the money, will handle anything on my 23" monitor, so I would get it.
There are very few reviews on this GPU compared to other manufacturer models.
Simon C, Amazon
2 April 2013
Summary: I bought this card with only one criteria when put against other 670s and that is noise level/silence. The two manufacturer 670s at the top for silence are MSI with Twin Frozr and ASUS with DCU II.
Summary: If you get lucky and get a good one you definitely will not be dissapointed with this card. Ran BF3 great on Ulta preset at 60 FPS the full way through without ANY hickups. Of course my card had to crash at stock an hour into DayZ but besides that this card is a monster.
Pros: -OC's high - 1240 MHz out of the box -Looks great -Great build quality -Runs quietly and cool - Fans never went past 48% -Brown PCB matches my mobo
Cons: -Mine was faulty - Crashed at stock settings, sent it back -Sags a bit on the mobo even with PCI-E lock
Pros: this card runs very cool in my system. 50 degrees maxed out on crysis 3. core clock running at 1202 mhz out of the box. txaa looks amazing in crysis 3 and assissins creed. a great upgrade from dual 768mb gtx 460's. half the power consumption and less noise and much better performance.
Cons: cannot get a stable over clock past 50 mhz no matter what i do. i know its not my psu because i used to run 460 sli on this thing. so i guess i just got the gpu that they made on friday at 4:30. i am still experimenting a little bit. but anytime i overvolt i almost always get a driver crash. temp...
Pros: if you up the voltage % to 114% in afterburner it will boost on it's own to over 1200MHz as long as you adjust the fan curve to keep it under 70C so it don't throttle. Handles everything I throw at it on max currently. (gw2, bf3, nfs most wanted)
Cons: Will bsod or driver fail anytime I try to manually up the clock on anything, even the memory 50MHz. Not a bad card by any means, just if you like to tinker around and manually overclock yourself this may not be the card for you. That said it gets up to 1200MHz on it's own, and from what I've seen...
Pros: This thing is amazing... I upgraded from a MSI 6950 Twin Frozr II. Never going to look back. If you're on the edge of deciding if you want it or not, just click that buy button. I only have one con so far, see below.
Cons: My only con with this card is that every once in a while during gaming, I get a black screen and my fps tanks (from 60 fps to 20ish fps). Sometimes it fixes itself or only affects the game, other times I have to reboot because everything was affected. I'm currently reinstalling the drivers now to...