This is the card i am looking at for upgrading my desktop to run wow. Currently it wont run it all, but im getting a new mobo and cpu as well (the ones i have now were literally just thrown together for just a net surfing comp).
With WoW I had everything maxed save from view distance at about 75% and shadow quality off. I was getting a solid 60 FPS in the old world, 35-50 FPS in the more graphically intensive zones of Outland and Northrend (Zangamarsh, Howling Fjord, etc...). Dalaran was about 25-40 FPS at prime time. All in all I was quite pleased with how well it ran with an three year old AMD dual core and the HD 4670. The card was also pretty quiet with the fan on auto.
If you can wait on a rebate this would be a good bit stronger:
That Open box product. Does that mean the gpu comes "bare", if thats even possible, or does it just mean it was a return, but still working?
depends and there is no real way to tell. over the years I purchased three open box cards from newegg. two came with everything as if brand new and one came with just with the video card. All three worked great with no issues.