Summary: This is probably the best Christmas present my son could have ever given me Thanks!
Pros: The shipping was great as the package was carefully buffered inside bags of air. The weather is absolutely freezing cold so I was worried about the software disc breaking or something else on the graphics card getting damaged but UPS did a great job!
Cons: I didn't realize the cord from my monitor was an old VGA cord which does not work with this amazing graphics card so I am ordering a new cord with VGA to DVI capabilities. Lots of different DVI connections so I am being careful to get male to male cable about 6 feet in length.
Summary: I chose this GPU over the GTX 650 due to the 18+% less power draw. Very happy with it's overall performance.
Pros: Low Power Draw No External PCI Power Needed Can offer high end graphics in machines that don't have enough power or should risk too great a power draw on the PSU. Runs most current games Medium to high. Quiet. Relatively short so easy fit in many machines.
Summary: I noticed a bit of a coil whine, as aforementioned by a different review. Went away, only happened once. This card is a great bang of the buck. Thank you powercolor, for making an awesome card for an awesome price.
Pros: Pretty much handles everything I can throw at it without problem. Skyrim runs on high specs, the like with State of Decay, LoL, Tera, Dishonored, and Metro 2033. You can push it to ultra, but I prefer performance. It's very quiet. Low power consumption, which is absolutely perfect for my budget b...
Cons: Hardly a con, but the CD didn't update ALL of the drivers. I had to do that manually. But that's not a big deal, really...
Summary: Gave me a 7.4 score in Windows Experience Index. Upgrade for an older motherboard. ASUS P5G43T-M Pro micro motherboard socket 775 Intel Q6700 quad core CPU M-Tron 64gb SLC SSD hard drive G-Skill DDR3 1333 4gb memory OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W PSU Coolermaster HAF 932 CASE
Pros: Single slot card. No external power needed. Low power draw. Runs 4-to-5 real time stock and futures charts, my brokerage account, trading DOM and an online training room on 2 24 inch monitors with no problems. Typically runs about 10-to-12 hours a day, 5 days a week. Occasionally runs internet to...