- 1344 CUDA Cores
- 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5
- PCI Express 3.0 x16
I've come to the Dark Side! 06/08/2012
I guess coming to the Dark Side would be debated by the Nvidia users, but coming from a 15 year Radeon user it's almost unheard of! I replaced Crossfired 6870's with this single card and I can honestly say... WoW! The card is silent, and powerful as I've run the settings on all games that I currently play to their highest settings without a single glitch. Where I was having constant crashes, and graphic issues with the previous pair which most of the time was only one card because that was the only way I could stabilize the system long enough to play/do anything... this is an absolute dream. Before someone says "he obviously doesn't know pc parts" I'll say the pair of cards were reduced to single cards & swapped, driver versions were changed, drivers were swept, and OS's were reloaded... no changes. This single card absolutely changed my entire thought process about Nvidia... it worked out of the box with the latest drivers from the website (Sorry Gigabyte... I never use boxed
I'll continue here! drivers) I did download the card utility from Gigabyte, and found it to be simple and effective. Starting that utility is the ONLY time other than boot that I've heard the fans on the card spin up... They slowly spin back down to default after about 30sec or so. I have a Corsair 600T so there is plenty of room for air circulation so I feel is so inclined I could "crank this puppy up!" without even worrying about thermal problems. Long story short... pick one of these up when they're back in stock... you won't be sorry. I'm currently working on acquiring a second one!
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