Pros: Maxes out any game I thow at it.
Cons: A bit warm, even for idle.
This is just one fantastic video card. I always think the x70 cards (470, 570...) are the best bang for the buck when it comes to nvidia. They are always big beefy cards with killer performance, and almost always around the $350 mark. At first when i got this card I had it in a mini ITX build (Silverstone SG07), and in that, it got killer temps (sorry, I don't have any numbers). However, a minor gripe is that it doesn't do as well in a vertical orientation in cases such as the FT02 from Silverstone, at least in my experience. I custom built a case much like the FT02, but a bit smaller and with bigger fans. Even still, the card gets fairly hot. This may only be because I got the card with the reference cooler. This was because I got it when it was first out, though now there are plenty of better cooling options on non reference cards. I won't deduct any points from the rating, because although it is a little hot, fermi cards are just that way, and it isn't so hot that it has problems. Still a 5/5 card.