Summary: Arrived with a dented back plate that had to be bent back into place. Was stupid loud and a dud. Performance tests barely showed it beating a 660. The replacement from gigabyte destroyed this card in every way.
Summary: This graphics card meets the info on nividias website, as long as you have the processor to support it, this thing will change your gaming and video recording experience as you know it. This card deserves a five star because of performance and price, a good combination of both.
Excerpt: Contemplating between this GPU and the GTX680, decided to go with this one and did not regret my decision. With a little bit of work, I am able to bring this up to snuff with the GTX680. So far, i've had zero issues with the unit and have been pushing it to its limits.
Pros: Easy To Install, Good Graphics Quality, Reliable Performance
Summary: I use two of these in an SLI configuration in an Alienware Aurora R3 system. They are blazing fast and allow Ultra settings on every game you can throw at them. I am upgrading to the GTX 680's now and one of these fits perfectly in my Baby Alienware X-51 (Already installed and uninstalled to make sure) These GPU's do not come with an SLI cable so be sure to buy one if you plan on using them in that config.
Summary: Just got this card last night. It is a powerful card, as expected. But unexpected, is the high pitch whine it makes when it is in use. The overall volume of the card's fans is acceptable to me; but the tone of this shrill whine is not. A couple people suggested I keep it at least a few days to see if it breaks itself in, but most likely I will be returning it.
Summary: The 3rd Gen I7 processor and MB were amazing with the built in graphics but adding this, the results are WOW. This board provides graphics (gaming) like I have never seen before. They also give a lifetime warranty when you register online.
Summary: I bought this card to upgrade my computer because I play alot of battlefield 3. I play triple monitor and run on high settings with no problems at all. I did end up buying 2 of these and SLI them together.
Summary: And it was the best choice I've made when it comes to GPU upgrading. It plays BF3 on Ultra with v-sync off gets 70 to 120 fps. Heaven benchmark ran 47 fps with every option set at their highest at 1920x1080. I was also able to overclock an offset of +120Mhz core and +500Mhz on the memory. Only downside I've ran into is the reference cooler gets really loud when at full load (80%). Temps stay below 80C though.