Summary: I returned my Asus HD 6970 Direct CU II and got 2 of these bad boys, and set them up in crossfire. Man oh man was I glad I made this decision. The performance boost is phenomenal. I got double frame rates in most of the games. The cards run super smooth and cool. The top card idles around 45 and full load at 75, while bottom card idles around 35 and full load at 75.
Summary: I got the R5970 lightning II first, it was great and i loved it! but then a year later this BFG came out, and what a BFG! this thing is like... im actually not sure but def. over a foot long. Honestly i tried to fit it in my antec 900 mid ATX but ... nope i ended up having to move around my hard drive to get it in... did i mid this? Nah, iv mod'ed this PC out so much it dosen't even phase me. Soo whats bad about this product... performance wise.
Summary: Great card. I upgraded from an AMD 5870 and I am seeing about a 20-30% increase in speed in almost every single game! It's quiet at idle which is a huuuuge plus for me. It's also very quiet while watching a Blu-ray(2-10% GPU usage during playback). The only thing bad about this card is the size. It's 12" long so it won't fit in smallish cases very easily. I had to take some tin snips to my 3.5" bays to make some room for the card.
Summary: Habe die Karte seit gut acht Monaten im Einsatz und bin höchst zufrieden. Leistung immer noch satt und die Geräuschentwicklung ist absolut moderat bis nicht hörbar. Klar, die HD79xx Reihe von AMD ist mittlerweile deutlich leistungsfähiger, aber ich habe den Kauf nie bereut. Zudem steckt jede Menge OC-Potenzial in der Karte.