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: Purchased as a replacement to my ageing GTS 250 which was just starting to creak under the demands of the latest releases. The GTX 650ti has really impressed me as a budget card. It's handled everything I've thrown at it at maximum settings including Battlefield 3, The Crysis games, etc with good average fps and a high minimum framerate too.
Summary: I bought this for my sister's custom build budget PC for games. It works beautifully, running Tomb Raider, Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Mass Effect 3 on the highest settings with no problems. It hardly heats up and fits very nicely in the case, plus has no problems with connecting up a monitor. A fantastic buy.