Summary: For a long time I would only buy EVGA GPUs, but that's changed. This Zotac GPU is the tits. Plays any new game I throw at it on either high or ultra settings, while never going above 55 C . Freakin' magical! May end up doing SLI in the future. Pros: - Easy install / actually runs - Stays cool and quiet with stock cooler - Runs new games well - Looks sexy Cons: - Kinda hard getting it out of a PCI slot.
Summary: I don't know what to tell you about this video card, I bought it and it's still sitting in the pretty box on top of the peecee. I don't need to put it in until the PNY I bought at the same time burns out. I can tell you one thing, the box is really pretty I've gotten used to seeing it sitting there whenever I walk into the room. I like it there, I'm almost certain it will kick butt should I ever need to use it.
Summary: Installed on my Shuttle SH67H3 with the stock 300 watts power supply and it runs fine at 69 Celsius during stress test using Aida64 stability test for 19 minutes. On full load my PC was pulling 192 watts measured with a kill a watt device. My I-7 2600 is running more hot now that I have this video card installed at 76 Celsius at the hottest core during full load.
Summary: Got it, plugged it in, downloaded the stuff on the CD and played. Games these days NEED more than one Gig of onboard memory to maintain their speed, largely because the game makers are making their games more draw intensive than before. I HAD a 650 std 1gig and it just couldn't cut it at anything higher than medium with water effects, lighting, particles, etc. set at Low levels. Draw distance WAS 120. It tended to overload and crash, too.
Summary: Video card with good performance another year I shouldn't bother about upgrade. Good choice for mid-range machine. As I was paid with credit card in different currency I wouldn't suggest anyone to use Amazon converter the exchange rate is outrageous.