Summary: unless you are in a constant 30 celsius temp or higher where cooling is a need, then there is no need guys to run this cards fans at high percent fan.
Pros: Very Fast Card, I would say second fastest gpu at 1176 mhz boost (gigabyte and asus OC cards clock in at 1200mhz), but fastest ram at 6608 mhz. I paid $40 less for this at my local retailer. The only game that I have maxed the ram at is Max Payne 3. I used 2030 of 2048mb of ram with 8x MSAA and e...
Cons: This card is now made with a 2 slot configuration by Zotac for those with less room for SLI. I bought this about a month before the 2 slot card came out. It's hard to find, but check Zotac's site, it's there.
Summary: Beat card. Nice factory OverClock. Runs very cool and very quiet. Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard G.SKILL Sniper Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 ADATA XPG SX900...
Pros: Runs everything flawless. Runs cool and quiet. I actually like the way the card looks, its a 'love it' or 'hate it' design. I've played everything from FarCry 3, Tomb Raider, Guild Wars 2, Crysis 3, Dead Space 3, ect.... All on Ultra with 70 plus frame rates. FarCry 3 I was most impressed with 90...
Cons: I bought 2 cards for 2 separate builds. Had to RMA one because the Heat sink didn't sit right so the card would heat up to 100c and blue screen. Sent it back and should get my replacement in a few days. I didn't dock any eggs because the other one works flawless. I'm confident I will get one just...
Pros: Takes anything I can throw at it with ease. I am a first time buyer for Zotac only because I don't hear much about them and was a little weary at first but this card runs great. BF3, Crysis 2 & 3 run at max settings at 1080p without struggle. It runs GW2 quite well also.
Cons: My only complaints are it isn't quiet. This card gets LOUD you will certainly hear the fan working and gets quite hot as well (80c-85c max) but it's not unheard of. And of course it is pricey, but you get what you pay for.
Summary: Suprised to learn it was 3-way SLI compatible.
Pros: Bought this for a Machine at work for Rendering with Cuda...this machine renders 5x as fast as our old one did. so I got my tax return and bought one myself. I noticed the other day that it is actually 3-way SLI compatible. great card overall.
Cons: It's a monster takes up a lot of case room, but with this much power, who cares?
Summary: I noticed this card has not been selling, but it's got 4 gigs of ram and goes for $469 after $30 rebate (Not here, at a website which is Directly related to a Tiger, hint hint). My old Radeon HD 5770 was the only bottleneck on my rig (See full specs below) So I convinced myself to replace it.
Summary: This card Is a major step up from the 6870 crossfire set up i was running. Battlefield 3 runs 65-150fps mostly in ultra settings. I run my system on a 27" asus 144hz monitor. I am using amd 6100fx processor and 12 gigs of1600ddr3 ram. Mushkin ssd and an 860i corsair power supply.
Pros: Low power consumption, quiet, 4 gigabytes of blazing fast ram. Very well sized for about any build. Blows the hot air out the back of the case. Beast of a card.
Cons: No back-plate. That would have been a bonus.
Summary: As far as I know, all of the reference cards are the same across different manufacturers. So I figured I would save a few bucks and go with Zotac. So far I'm not disappointed.
Pros: First reference style cooler and I'm likin' it. Much quieter than I expected, and exhausting air out the back of the case is a huge plus. It has a solid feel to it that a card this price should have, and looks cool as well.
Cons: The GEFORCE GTX logo on the side doesn't glow.
Summary: This is a great video card, good build quality, tremendous performance and quiet even under load and silent at idle. On a single display there isn't any game that this card can't handle at the highest of settings (2560x1440).