Was looking for a card to replase my gts450. I was blowen away by how many more fps I was getting and how much shaper and clear the picture was on the same screen. Also didn't take much more power so was still able to use my old psu.
Simply love this graphic card compared to the one I used to have (nvdia geforce 560 ti) Could simply put most of the best game at it's maximum output
Pros: - Awesome graphic - Gpu temperature is at 37degree during non intense graphic required - Gpu temperature remains at 45degree with maxed out graphic while playing ffxiv - Not much noise produced from the graphic card
Cons: - Very expensive but definitely worth every single penny if you're looking at good graphics
As mentioned already, Zotac is an unknown brand for me, but has proved to be as good as Asus, MSI etc. Great cards in SLI with scores and performance exceeding the GTX-680! These video cards have replaced my pair of EVGA GTX-470's. Smaller in length and much cooler running 33c and underload about 43-45c. The Coolermaster HAF-932 is a perfect type of case, providing many fans and the best cooling environment for the gaming PC. That's the best scenario for High performance cards to run, they will last for a long time.
replaced my dual GTX 260's with this bad boy and lemme tell you, it runs much quieter, much cooler, and overall one of the best cards i've owned. the cooling was a big issue for me before but never again with this card.
I recently purchased this in Nov. 2012 while building my newest gaming PC.
Pros: 1. Very easy install both software wise and hardware wise (assume you have basic knowledge if you are building a PC....) 2. Very quiet 3. Good heat dissipation. Typically around 34-38 C based on the motherboard sensor. 4. Keeps up with a heavily graphics modded Skyrim...no lag on framerates....ever 5. Only found 1 better model at the time, but not worth doubling the price for minimal upgrade 6. Easy to link up to multiple monitor/TV interface. Currently typing this while hooked up to a 48" 1080HD TV with sound system blaring my I-Tunes.
Cons: 1. Tad expensive, though I got it on black friday to offset.
This is a great card, the only complaint I have is that (and this might just be because of my setup) if it's just barely torqued in a certain way one of the fans rubs against the metal fan housing. Not a major issue though.