Summary: I ordered this card after my other gave up. Since the computer it was going to be a work computer with only some video work done on this computer it has more than filled this job 100%. I sure would order this card again as I am completely satisfied with it and I am not an easy person to satisfy.
Summary: Pros: This card is nice. Can run WoW at pretty much full everything (except shadows) w/o problems in Dalaran at peak times of the day. Also runs C&CRA3 and Dragon Age at max settings easily. Doesn't get too hot, highest i've gotten to was 65° in a bad Dell case.
Summary: I ended up getting a new monitor with a DVI port so I could use a straight DVI/DVI connection. That has worked well with no problems, but kind of bummed I had to upgrade my monitor when I was trying to do a budget upgrade.
Pros: Fantastic card, performs exactly as needed and gives me the performance I was expecting for the price.
Cons: Kind of loud when at full load. Originally I was using a DVI/VGA adapter, but as other have said it did not work. I also tried a DVI/HDMI adapter and that would work but not always.
Summary: I got this as a warranty replacement for a 8800gs and let me tell you that despite what others say XFX's warranty and RMA service is AMAZING. Its sad to see people get mad that XFX is sceptical about warrantying their card when they don't even register it, cmon it takes 2 minutes.
Pros: Great performance, w/ HDMI output and all that good stuff. Doesn't require external power which was a big plus for me.
Cons: It's definitely the loudest component in my case. I didn't realize until afterwards that it uses DVI-D (digital) connections only (I assume all the new cards are this way nowadays). This means that you can't just stick on an adapter for an analog VGA monitor. I thought the card was broken at firs...
Summary: upgraded from a 8600gt 256mb 128 bit interface. that card got me by since the end of 2007. that old 8600gt only had 32 or so stream processors where this one has almost 4x that amount. I expect this to be a pretty decent upgrade from that card....once i get the chance to use it.
Pros: i'm sure the card will be a good upgrade when i get to use it.
Cons: the only thing that i didn't find too helpful is that the video card came with no adapter of any kind for older monitors. I only say this as a negative since every other card I have ever bought low end or higher has come with some sort of adapter such as DVI-VGA. I know it clearly shows in the pi...
Summary: Their customer service is top notch, thankfully! It died around 2am, and at 3am I registered on their website and sent in a ticket explaining the problem and highlighting why I knew it was the video card.
Pros: I've had this card for about a year and a half, and its worked as well as advertised, allowing me to play games at near top levels. Great for the price.
Cons: It died just this week, after a year and a half of service.
Summary: XFX should really go for some R&D to improve their coolers. Pure copper is good. In theory that is. Another thing is improving their international RMA support. I tried to send it in but for some reason, the distributor in Malaysia wouldn't accept the thing.
Pros: Great card. Max settings on my 17" CRT in most games (excluding Crysis of course). 1280 by 1024. Does a really nice uniform overclock of about 16%. 600MHz to 700MHz on the Core clock. Does nice work on the video encoding. a 700MB .avi movie takes like 10-30 minutes to transcode into a format for ...
Cons: Hot. Hot. Hot. Even idling with the fan at 2500RPM, I get a steady 60C... Worse on load... Reaches the low 80s... Worried me so much I changed the thermal paste. Twice. Finally died in February. International RMA support sucks.