Summary: Have been using this video card for a year now, has easily digested every game i've thrown at it with max graphics settings at 1080p resolution, almost never dropping below 60fps. Im a casual gamer, Ive been playing civilization V, Dishonoured, Fallout New Vegas, Diablo 3, Borderlands 2.
Summary: Quiet (The fan is almost completely silent compared to my XFX) Cool (with manual fan control. Fan only engages at super high temps otherwise.) Fast, of course. Bought this used from Amazon. It was pre-unlocked to 6970. I only got it to run Crossfire with my XFX ATI Radeon HD6950 2 GB DDR5 2DVI/HDMI/2x Mini-Displayport PCI-Express Video Card HD695XCDFC . Otherwise I'd have gotten into the 79xx family. But I don't mind. Even for it's age, this card is pretty great!
Summary: Pros: Runs good and cool. Runs Counter Strike: Source on 2560x1600 for me at 550-950fps depending on map and players in the server. All my games are on 2560x1600 and I keep my settings rather high on all of them. No problem running bf3 at all. Cons: After a few months of having the card it died and I had to rma it. Other Thoughts: Other than it dying, and the one they sent me as an rma having a bent backplate.
Summary: I bought this Video card to replace the Nvidia card that came with my Dell computer. The main reason for the change was to be able to connect 4 monitors. I have 2 monitors connected directly to the video card via DVI and the other 2 connected with a Active mini display port to DVI adapter. The card does not seem any louder than my previous card. It is really big, I could barely fit it in my case, I had to move some cables around, but it works.
Summary: I have been looking for a major overhaul for my gpu (old gpu was an hd 5670 which I paid $90 for) but I didnt want to spend some ridiculous amount of money (over $350) just for a graphics card and I found this for just a dollar short of $200 and it arrived a day earlier than the delivery estimate and it works absolutely fantastic! So much better than my old card. This runs crysis max setting at 35-40 fps while recording wih fraps! And 45-50 not recording!
Summary: This is hands down one of the greatest graphics cards I've seen. Everything is extremely crisp. I ran a few games in max settings and it looked amazing and ran beautifully. If you're looking for a video card around $200, this is the card for you. Shaders can be unlocked to get to 6970, but it's great as is! MSI is quality!