- 1536 CUDA Cores
- 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5
- PCI Express 3.0
- $389.99 –
- $369.99 after $20.00 rebate card
- Free Shipping (restrictions apply)
Phenomenal Card 03/11/2014
Beyond powerful, runs cool and very quiet, zero performance issues. Will be able to keep up with upcoming games' maximum graphics for the next 4 years at LEAST.
Heavy as all hell and barely fits in an ATX Mid case, requires 4 molex connectors. Not cost effective for gaming.
I bought this card because I do a lot of gaming and some graphic design as well. Before this card, I was running Intel Graphics HD 4000 on an i5 3570k @ 4 GHz, so this was a tremendous upgrade. When I received it in the mail, the card alone weighed as much as a 2 liter bottle of soda. My dumba55 forgot to bolt it down so when I stood my case up to work on cable management, it started to pull my motherboard off of its risers. Also, I couldn't SLI them if I wanted to because it only fits in one of my ports (HDD bays are in the way of the bottom port, so it will not fit lengthwise). Anyway, after installation and drivers and stuff it ran amazing. Crysis 3, BF4, Skyrim, etc. all on highest settings, graphics enhancing mods, etc. I realized that even with all of these settings tweaked, the card wasn't even using half of its capable power and peaked at (maybe) 55C. I'm sure the 2GB would have been just fine, 4GB is not necessary for gaming.
If you're looking for a good graphics card and are on some sort of budget, the 4GB model is not the one to get because you'll find yourself not even using what it's capable of. I'd only recommend it if you're doing video production, graphic design, quad monitors, etc.
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