Joined on 04/28/07
Amazing Cost/Benefit Ratio
Pros: I got the card 3 days after ordering with the cheapest shipping, so theres a plus. Second, this card must be a freak card because when running COD5, with everything maxed it runs at about 50fps and at only 49 celsius. I updated this from an 8500gt and it is the highest performing card I have ever owned. At 100 bucks you can't beat the performance. Another plus is that it is much smaller than other 9800gts and I didn't need to change the PSU since this thing is pretty power efficient.
Cons: Honestly, I don't really have any.
First product to force me to write a review
Pros: 1) One word, cooling!! This card runs colder than any i've ever had, list is too long to put here. Idles at around 28-31 and under full load (Playing Dragon Age II) for about 3 hours at max graphics 1920x1080 it went to a smoking hot 51 degrees. Now, I don't know if I just got the top card in the bell curve or what but wow. 2) Card is quite short, about 9.3 inches overall. I could have fit up to an 11" in my case but this helps keep things free. 3) For the price vs performance its definitely at a sweet spot. I mean ATI has something really good going with 6870 and 6950, but these three are all great choices in my opinion. 4) Really, really quiet. I upgraded this from a XFX 9800 gt and its got to be at least 1/4 the decibel level.
Cons: 1) Its mid-range, but for me at a 1920x1080 resolution things are running great. 2) I just realized I could have easily gotten a 570 or 6970, kind of wondering why I didn't, I am a Doctor, haha.
Overall Review: If you need a great card from an awesome manufacturer, I would definitely recommend this with now hesitation.