Summary: Bought this to replace a r9 280x which had in turn replaced a gtx 780. This card is basically the weakest in my recent hardware repetoir but is by no means a slouch. I am still able to play most new games on high/ultra and keep frames up. I bought this 1 refurbished from tegratech store and it is my first refurbished card, safe to say my gamble payed off.
Summary: My MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB GDDR5 2DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card (N680GTX-PM2D2GD5) in my other gaming i7960 overheats unless I use the MSI afterburner. The card only has one cooling fan. Games fine but just runs hot. In contrast, I decided to purchase a cooler running card and got the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 OC 4GB GDDR5 DVI-I/DVI-D/HDMI/Displayport PCI-Express 3.0 SLI Ready Graphics Card GV-N680OC-4GD.
Summary: Was able to flash this card with the older bios and overclocked it to 1320 core clock in LN2 on air. Temperatures stay nice and cool and will run any game in ultra. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a GTX 680.
Summary: This card is great for gaming. I am able to play every game I play in the highest settings and have no frame drop that effects my gameplay. I am able to run multiple monitors off this and game easily. This is perfect for its price.
Summary: Pros: Easy install. This plays anything I throw at it on max settings; Battlefield 3(60+fps), Farcry 3(50-55fps), Hawken(60+fps) all while staying extremely cool at 50c on air. Cons: None. Other Thoughts: Upgraded from a Asus 670 4gb dc2 non top. The performance difference between the two cards is huge(+30-40%) and I've never had this card get over 55c.
Summary: initially hesitate to buy it because it is not cheap, but after searching and reading reviews of it encourage me to buy it. Actually I have no complaints, it's a very good card and I'm thinking of buying one for sli.
Summary: This is a great graphics card! I have zero complaints where this card is concerned. This is my sixth MSI card and all to date have run cool and flawlessly. There was a bit of hanging prior to updating firmware from MSI and a BIOS update from ASUS but with the addition of the new drivers/BIOS everybody seems to be playing well together. I found the locking up to be due to the iGPU and discreet GPU not getting along.