Joined on 08/21/06
Pros: -Card is sleek. Very well built. Better looking than most every other card out there (if that matters to you). -Installed with no issues. EVGA has awesome software for monitoring and overclocking. -Runs amazing. Bad Company 2 at 1920x1080 with EVERYTHING maxed, including HBAO on, it easily ran 60-90 FPS. -Turned on Nvidia 3D Vision with the same settings above, 30-45 FPS for each eye. Runs great, looks amazing. -At 70% fan speed (no louder than regular case fans), never went above 80º while in game, and sits at around 43º-45º idle. -Without a doubt, the best video card I have ever owned (I replaced my 5870 with this GTX 480 to play in 3D).
Cons: -I have not found any cons, yet. -I wish more would come in stock so I could go SLI.
Overall Review: Many of the original fears seem to be dispelled in just a few hours of playing. It runs amazing, and is not quite as hot as reviewers would want you to beleive. Just set the fan speed to 70-80%using EVGA's nifty software, and it will stay in acceptable temperatures. If you're getting a GTX 480, do yourself a favor and pick up Nvidia 3D Vision kit and a 120Hz monitor. Stereoscopic 3D is the ONLY way to play, and once you try it out, you will never willingly go back!