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Pros: Very well made card. Replaced my HD 6950 2GB ref card that was bios flashed to 6970. I gave up on my AMD rig and swapped out all parts...to intel/nvidia. And I couldnt be more happy with this beast of a card.
The fit and finish is great. Nothing bent or broken. Looks much better in person, but thats usually true with anything. For a card that cost just over 500 bucks with this much factory stock power already set. Best bang for the buck and best single gpu 680 card out there at the moment IMHO.
Cons: None of these are really a con...just a little heads up. the card is big with a little extra weight. But if you are using a good quality card...hopefully you are also using a good quality case too. I mounted this card on an asus z77 sabertooth board. the plastic that covers the board makes it very tight to use the rubber pads for the card. basically you cant put it like they tell you to. Just be patient with it.
People claim its loud and a little annoying?... they must not have owned any 6950s or 6970s from AMD then, hehe. I havent been able to get this thing hot enough to ramp the fans to 100 yet. Ran it on msi kombustor, and got the fans up to 79%. There was a slight high pitched whine, but nothing to write home about. Especially compared to oh lets see.... my old AMD xfx 6950 at 60% fan speed. If loud fans were what made a card the best.....then the old 6950 would be king hands down, lol.
Other Thoughts: If you can handle a big heavy card thats factory oc'd higher than some other 680's can manually oc. runs cool, and is very quiet...(to my AMD/ATI ears). then this is the card for you.READ FULL REVIEW