Summary: Ran everything maxed out and smooth when I bought it. around 2-3 years ago Runs current games on low -mid pretty decently, not allot of games maxed out anymore Can operate at pretty high temps( 2-3 hours 70~ celcius) Shader unlock was easy(switch on the side)
Summary: I bought this to save a little money with a new build a year ago so I could play Battlefield 3 on higher settings. I can run this on a 2008 Asus board with Intel Quad CPU and 10 gigs of RAM. Now I run BF3 on ultra settings with no lag. I love it!
Summary: This card was easy to install in my Lian-Li standard ATX case. It requires 2 6-pin PCI-E power connectors from the power supply, so make sure those are available. The card runs much cooler than my previous Nvidia 9800GTX+. The fans rarely spin up past 50%, so it stays quiet.