I have been looking to get a decent graphics card that would help me get the most out of my games such as cod4, crysis, stalker, company of heroes and GRAW etc....
I have been previously running a Ati Radeon 256mb/128bit, which served me pretty well for the earlier games, but for games like crysis and cod4 and half-life 2 episode 1-2 it was slowing down on me and was quite choppy at times.
I decided to go for this card as it appealed to me the most and was within my budget. All I can say is that I'm glad I did. The graphics on half-life 2, company of heroes, stalker and GRAW are crisp and clear without any lagging or choppiness.
The one game that most people want to hear about is if It can handle crysis..... well..... I can confirm this to all the people out there looking to play crysis, that I have Crysis currently maxed out on all High settings including AA x4 and a full screen resolution of 1980x1080p Full HD with my full HD dell 23" monitor. The graphics are amazing, sweet, sexy, life like and the game itself plays smoothly like a dream, NO lagging or slowdowns in cut scenes or firefights. If that's what you wanted to hear then I suggest you click BUY NOW.
On the other hand I did experience 3 minor problems.
1. The card required a lot of room and a decent case with plenty of airflow. I have a large case but airflow wasn't too good so my card used to get really hot while gaming. I solved this by opting for a new case from coolermaster, with 80mm fan in the front as intake, 120mm fan in the rear for exhaust outtake and another 2 80mm fans on the side. This keeps my case extra cool.
2. The card takes up two pci slots and the way my motherboard is designed, the card covers 3 of my sata connectors! so I only can use one at the moment, so keep this in mind If you use many sata connections. Also the hard disk placement in the case could come in the way of the card as it is quite long.
3. I updated the drivers from the BFG site for the graphics card and what a mistake I made!!! Basically the new drivers triggered something which made my card overheat so much that 15 mins into any game the card would hang and I would get squares with funny colors on my screen and I would have to reboot the PC. But I decided to UN-Install the new drivers and stick with the normal drivers that came with the graphics card. I have had no problems ever since.
Overall just what I needed and an excellent card for the price. I would Highly Recommend to anyone who is looking for a good graphics card within this price range 10/10.
p.s. you get 24/7 BFG tech support and a 10 years warranty for this product in the U.K. And lifetime warranty in the US.