Summary: Replacing a terrible, crash-happy 4850, this card offers quite a bit more performance. The cooler is good enough to keep the Boost feature constantly running (combined with good case airflow, of course). One quirk: this card will not allow the machine to POST if it doesn't like the way you set up the DVI-VGA converter (it behaves as if it were dead)- it's oversensitive in that regard.
Pros: Great performance, boosts higher than advertised, looks decent.
Cons: Won't boot under certain circumstances (see Summary).
Summary: Purchased one of these locally to replace a 5870 1GB in a media pc with a i7 965, that is also used by family for gaming. Excellent value, beats the 5870 in all aspects I listed in the pros. I was so impressed I purchased a 2nd from NCIX for SLI just for fun to be honest. And I must say that SLI scaling is as good as it gets, 90% plus.
Pros: Cool, quiet, energy efficient, small, fast, quality cooler, best value at the moment.
Summary: got this for a friend's pc, given the budget, it was either i3 3220 with a gtx 660 or i5 3570k with gtx 650ti. i went with the latest because it is going to be easier for my friend to upgrade the video card in the future
Summary: I had some trouble with this. It seems to be a good card but it wouldn't work with one of my computers. I had it replaced and it still didn't work. After swapping it with the card in my other computer, they both worked, which suggests that neither the computer nor the card was faulty. It's a mystery why they wouldn't work together.