Summary: I have used this card for 3 years OC'd at 1GHz clock and 1450MHz memory. It never gets hotter than 65 degrees. I have since went on to build a newer system with a PowerColor 280 and havent ran into any problems with it either.
Pros: So to address the overheating complaints, it DOES run hot, but the solution is extremely simple: remove the plastic shell. Its like 2 screws and some gently jimmying, but once its off your temps will decrease mightily.
Cons: I've never had any issues with this card, and it still runs quite well even after I *might* have used it to mine altcoins back in Feb 2014..
Summary: It only requires two 6-pin connectors, so that's a pretty easy hookup. One thing I've noticed is my monitor doesn't seem to want to wake after sleep mode. Not sure why. However, when I hit the reset button on my case, it boots up from sleep fine. Odd. Guess I'll just wake it up that way from now on.
Pros: This card is a beast. The thing I'm impressed with it most about, is its overclocking capability. Out of the box you get a factory OC of 880Mhz CC, and 1250Mhz MC. I've tested numerous speeds and have seemed to settle in on a good happy medium of speed/cooling. Right now its OC'd to 1070Mhz and 1...
Cons: Not really a con, but I noticed when the fan speed was set to 'auto' the fans seemed to max out at 60%. Not sure why. And that's a decent enough speed to keep things relatively cool as well as quiet (once you hit 65%, they start to get a bit louder). However, I was getting temps around 73C under ...
Summary: Bought these for $540-$20rebate with 8free games so for about the price of a 770 around the time of purchase (780 now) and more power than the 780ti. When you overclock these a solid chunk you have to disable ULPS and PowerPlay, also increase the power limit since these things will throttle the...
Pros: -Been almost a year and no issues. -Mine overclock fine for the price, 1140core and 1500memory on water it was 1125core and 1350mem before on water. -Drivers have improved significantly a while ago for crossfire especially. -Still fast enough for any fps game I throw at it BF4 and COD Ghosts run ...
Cons: -They do get hot if you have bad air flow, I mean the heatsink is dinky on these so sandwiching is a nono, I'd say sandwiching any card is a nono when overclocking anyways. -Drivers were bad.
Summary: This card is simply amazing, and is still the best value out there for GPUs. It is priced lower than the Sapphire and Gigabyte models but performs on the same level. Perfect for mining or gaming - I'm very disappointed they have been discontinued. PRO: Best bang for your buck in a GPU.
Summary: Best bang for the buck hands down. It competes with the 670 and in alot of test it beast it. 670=300+ $$$$
Pros: Price for this card compared to any other is inane. The benchmarks are just as good if not better than other brands. I have 1 running with a FX 6350 with 8 gig of ram and i get 60-75 FPS in BF4 multiplayer at 1080p High settings. What a BEAST!!! For the price it makes me want to buy 2.
Cons: Not the best look card out but who cares about that.
Summary: I'd paid $269.99($249.99 w/ MIR) for the card 3/23/13, it came with Crysis 3, FC:BD and Bioshock Infinite; I still haven't gotten my rebate in the mail but I sold the card for $250, pocketed the games and bought 2x 650ti boost for SLI and happy I did.
Pros: Worked well, intended to throw in my loop, I'd changed my mind.
Cons: Horrible to overclock @ stock, but that's expected coming from reference model.