Summary: It came, it died 2 restarts in, sent it back, new one came 3 days later, runs great. 2nd Time buying zotac. They run warm. Replace the paste, put a different cooler on it, more fans on your case, or liquid it.
Pros: -very quiet -seems efficient, but don't expect the moon
Cons: Warm. All zotac run warm, if you don't want that, get another cooler, toss better paste on it, or liquid cool it. (due to actually having to do something to the card if you are going to run it hard, I dropped an egg)
Summary: I love this video card. I am on my 2nd one. I knocked off 1 egg for how hot it runs but I am learning that might not be the cards fault. I use to use MSI Afterburner and during game play would hit about 85C. Now I use Precision X 16 and keep it set at 70C and it holds it there good.
Summary: great for the value but you have to overclock it to have the ideal gaming feel at 1080p. moving to a 970ftw soon cant wait
Pros: Great for the value, Mine overclocked to the wall of 1254 but required a greater than 500w psu to maintain stability because my i5-4690k is at 4.6ghz. 105% power target +120 on core +100 on memory sits at 81c-84c with the fan maxed while gaming
Cons: HOT!recommend replacing the thermal paste on it even in a good case it gets hot bad thermal compound actually dropped 10c applying some artic silver ceramique2 on it replacing the very low quality cooler master looking blue tim that was on it
Summary: Overall, this is a fairly good card. No extreme low points, and in general does what it should: play at 1080P on med to high settings. The heatsink and blower could be better, but at this price, it's worth it.
Pros: Fairly powerful, roughly on par with a 660Ti, but with wider bus and boost 2.0, so it performs better. Very cheap! At $149 there is no way I could pass this up for use in an extra computer! Mine had an ASIC score of 93, so it's a very good chip. That number means it will likely overclock quite a ...
Cons: -Runs hot. Thsi is one of the worst reference coolers I have run into. The heatsink has no fins. It is merely a pieve of copper. The fins you see if you look in exhaust are merely for the VRM. Even with an aggressive fan profile I implemented, with good case airflow, it bumps right up to the 80 d...
Summary: For the price, this is an amazing card. WoT on max, 90-110 FPS, WoW on ultra, 90 fps, etc... Card runs quiet and smooth. Just be warned that it is a monster. I had to actually reroute some of my power wires to get this 2 slot beast in on my asrock mobo.