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Pros: Works very well. No game I throw at it brings it to it's knees (discounting ARMA 2, can't max the settings on it - though that's not completely the card's fault). With the graphics maxed out, Battlefield 3 maintains a solid 60FPS at all times, regardless of explosions or the map size. Crysis 1 and Crysis 2 both maintain more than 60 FPS also, and Grand Theft Auto 4 runs maxed out too. Even with the graphics-enhancing mod for GTAIV, the game runs solid. The same applies to Skyrim - with the high resolution texture pack, the game runs beautifully.
If you're looking to purchase one of these for GPU computing such as Milkyway - do it. This baby can finish one of those projects in anywhere from 2-10 minutes.
Cons: When I updated to the latest drivers from Catalyst, I began having a crash issue. Vertical lines of any two colors would freeze the computer beyond any response, forcing me to manually reboot it. This wasn't due to overheating or anything like that - just a driver issue. Rolling back to the previous drivers (12.7, I believe) fixed this issue. No more colorful vertical line crashes. Not enough to dock a star seeing as it is a driver issue.
Other Thoughts: System:
Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 OC 3GB 384-bit GDDR5
G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB 1866 DDR3
Windows 7 64-Bit