Pros: DirectX 11
Cons: Hot, Loud
I suppose that in the Winter time this was not an issue at all; however, in the summer time, I found it unbearable to say the least (just for gaming) without having a fan on me. The reason I said that another con was "loud" was due to the fan noise... I leave my fan on 70% and it is fairly loud, unfortunately, while in game (BF3, the card temperatures will reach up to 86 degrees Celsius depending on the ambient temperature of the room, which is usually never above 22 degrees Celsius). The card itself on idle at 70% fan speed will be anywhere between 45 - 54 degrees Celsius.
Something that I would recommend for this is an after-market cooler
The only reason I give this card a 4/5, is because of the heat and noise it generates. Other than that, I cannot complain as I am to this day still using this card and I am able to keep up with the latest games that are being released.