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Pros Handles a lot of FPS games really well. It's been pretty quiet, although you can hear its noise a bit if you're gaming in the middle of the night. It's good for overclocking.
Cons It's priced a little too high right now for my tastes. However, I'd definitely consider buying a second one for SLI if the price came down, hint, hint.
Summary Despite it's currently bad comparative pricing, this model is still a great one. It plays first-person shooting games smoothly at reasonably high settings and it's got enough RAM to fully make use of two monitors. Keep an eye on this card for when NCIX puts it in the clearance bin... until then, you're best looking for something cheaper.
Summary Well this is a good card and it works great for everything I use. Ran Crysis SP demo at most settings high, some very high, at constant 50fps. The only problem is that the new 8800GT 512MB has been benched better than the 8800GTS and it's cheaper. So, I actually recommend that.
Summary I was really happy with this card, up until I found out about the 8800GT. However, I can't complain about the performance. It ran Bioshock on max, as well as Call of Duty 4. I tried the Crysis Demo, and it detected everything on High. Overall it's great, but I wish I would've held out for the 8800GT, which apparently gives more bang for the buck.
Pros - Everything, good compromise between high power & price
Cons - It's not a GTX? - that's about it
Summary The GTX is a bit too expensive even for my blood... but with the GTS I can run any game at max res with everything on and it won't skip a beat. I love that new card "I can run anything feeling".
The 8600 parts are vastly inferior to this benchmarks wise, if you can't afford a GTX this is the way to go.
Pros This card runs any games that I threw at so no complains so far. My monitor resolution is only 1280x1024, however, I am getting 22 inch monitor soon so It should maximize the use of this card. This is a good card for its price back in May
Cons If I wrote this review before the hype of 8800gt, I would probably put 'NONE'. It seemed that 8800GT is better than this card.
Summary Overall, I am really happy with the card. 4 out of 5 stars is just because 8800GT > 8800GTS ^^
This card runs any games that I threw at so no complains so far. My monitor resolution is only 1280x1024, however, I am getting 22 inch monitor soon so It should maximize the use of this card. This is a good card for its price back in May. If I wrote this review before the hype of 8800gt, I would probably put nothing on weaknesses. It seemed that 8800GT is better than this card.
Pros -Allows me to crank my graphic settings -Quiet -Games look and play beautifully
Cons -The 8800GT is coming out soon
Summary So far this card has allowed me to play CS:Source at 1600x1200 16xAF, 4xAA without a glitch. The video card itself runs very quiet at stock 60% fan speed. I was able to use RivaTuner to automatically dial up the fan speed during gaming to keep it cool. It never goes past 76C on load. I have never payed $400 for a video card but this card should last me a good while before it starts to get bogged down by new games. Very pleased with my purchase.
Summary Purchased this 3 months ago. It hasnt went down in price too much compared to other nvidia cards. (purchased mine at 400). It is a great card. However after owning it, I kinda wish I purchased the lower 320mb model. I havent been using it to its fullest advantage. Also since I hate vista i havent moved to dx10 yet. At this point in time, i think the card is a lil overprice sitting at $390
Summary this graphics cards screams along at high speeds, no more scaling back your graphics settings in your games, this one can handle full settings and still keep a great fps rating.
This card is MASSIVE! (hence the diet remark). it barely fit in my case and i have a big case (Antec P182SE). It also takes up room the other way, by that i mean, it uses your pcix slot and covers a regular pci slot and comes VERY close to a second regular pci slot. I WAS able to fit a very small NIC card in that second pci slot, but it was TIGHT.
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