Summary: Very stable card (although it is fairly large) and well worth the money if you need dual DVI. Equipped with GPU fan. Uses PSU connection. Only down side is the size. Other than that, good solid performance.
Noisy fan + jumping through hoops for warranty replacement
4 May 2011
Summary: This video card started out great - software installed easily, hardware installed easily. Then about a year went by and suddenly the fan became incredibly noisy. It's obvious there are parts rubbing on the fan. Eventually the friction builds up enough heat to shut down your computer.
Summary: I got this card as a companion (I run 2 video cards in SLI mode) to the one that I won at Sony Online Entertainment's Fan Faire 2009. This was an upgrade to my (2) 7600 series. Wow what a boost! I know there are much newer cards out there, but not everyone can afford those top-of-the-line boards. For a person with a lower budget, this card will do what you need for most current games.
Summary: I've been using ATI video cards for years, and to be honest, my last one wasn't that old and was working perfectly, but ATI decided not to support it for Windows 7, so I went shopping, keeping ATI's lack of interest in customer support at the front of my mind. The NVIDIA chipsets seem to be well regarded, and are supported for Windows 7, so I took the chance. It installed and worked flawlessly in XP and now (since my upgrade) in Windows 7.
Summary: I got this with a $[...]. [...] actually got back to me pretty quickly. This card is great for the price. Quiet, cool, and does what a gamer needs. It is bog though. I have a pretty big case so no probs, but you will not get this into any slim or narrow case. If your case can fit a card that has dual dvi slots then you should be fine.
Summary: Purchased this card in Oct and after 1 month I'm looking to replace it. I had an 8800, this card dosnt come close to that. I experience lag in almost every game I play. The latest drivers caused buffer overruns in older games making it impossible to play them at all. In COD4 it will chug along nicely at around 100fps for about 60sec then crash to 20-30fps for 5-10 sec then recover. The more players in the game the worse the card performs.
Summary: This card does the job, and for the price ($[...]) I'm happy. My first card took a dump after 6 weeks. Contacting PNY was not difficult, and they issued me an RMA immediately. Because I'm in California and they're on the east coast it took over two weeks to get a replacement, but this was due to shipping speed (I tracked the package and they actually sent out a new card the day after they received mine, which I think is very respectable).