Not only is this very quiet, but its cooling system is honestly amazing. When it comes to gaming it plays the following games on max settings with no lag at all: Company of Heroes entire series, Starcraft 2, WOW, any valve game CSS, CSGO, TF2. It can play games like Shogun Total War 2, which is an immense game graphically, on Ultra settings as well but you hear the fan pick up.
Max resolution is 1366 * 768.
I saw one a while back that was 1080, had bluray and windows 8 for $1000. If you are buying this for specs, know that this video card is only ddr3 and will have bad performance compared to it's gddr5 counterpart. I bought this and was feeling ripped off, but I should have just done more research.