Summary: Products should last forever. At the time I had some money to budget at gaming. Now I don't and I cant even watch movies anymore! It sucks
Pros: At the time it was cheap and could play most games at pretty high res.
Cons: I've had it for over 4 years and suddenly one day, 2 capacitors blew up. I think it also caused the the motherboard's slot to fry as well since it cant seem to be able to make any PCI-e video cards to work.
Cons: After about two years of light use, several capacitors literally exploded. Contacted the company (lifetime warranty, right? wrong!) and was told that they could not warranty it because they could not find the paperwork. Never mind that I still get their newsletter. Research showed that it's a rel...
Cons: Popped capacitors. I hate them. This card had them after 9 months, and then the "repaired" one they sent me had an extruded capacitor upon arrival. XFX offers a "lifetime warranty", which means that you can send it back every month for another broken card or something.
Summary: Too bad this card is only worth about $25 tops now. But.. SLI it if you already have one and you will be in decent shape till the $125 - $200 cards come down $50 and maybe more. But.. From the looks of things.. If you are running a 8600 and need a little boost..
Pros: Owned for 5+ years and still works as new. But retired recently for an upgrade that wasn't really needed. When I first bought it was upper middle class. Loved so much that I bought a BFG 8600 GTS OC 512 MB version shortly after which is still going strong in my secondary comp.
Cons: Probably should have just found another used 8600 GT and SLI'd for the next year or 2 with a new PS instead of recently buying a new PS and the 7770 I just sprung for.
MonkezUncle "A banana a day keeps the doctor ..., Amazon
1 May 2012
Summary: and the company who made it (XFX) is even worse. Blew out 2 capacitors 6 months after installing. Called the manufacture (xFX) who couldn't even apologize. Refused to warranty the product because I could not prove the exact date I purchased it. Avoid this company and product like the plague.
Summary: They have a good card but their warranty is nin-existance. I have purchase a card last year, few month back went dead I have tried to contact retailer, no longer in business, normal, then contacted XFX the following is the results: [ 10/18/2011 10:54:39 PM] dead [JEDY 10/19/2011 10:03:31 AM] Hi,...
Excellent value for durable and SLI ready graphics cards
6 October 2011
Summary: I bought this card because the card that came with my Dell Dimesion E520 2.8 GHZ dual core machine couldn't handle adobe Photoshop (full version). An error kept coming up " need more memory or better graphics card" This card did the trick.
Summary: This card is made with subpar components, the fan is very noisy + sneaky warranty tactics are used by the manufacturer! I had the card for alittle over two years when some of the capacitors blew. Come to find out the capacitors are well known for their poor quality.
Good card. A little underpowered for current games
David Lio, Amazon
14 August 2011
Summary: I've had two of these cards SLI'd for about 3 years. Although they held up for a bit, they are currently underpowered for today's games. SLI support has gotten better over time but still has some hiccups from time to time.