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Pros:

Great performance. Bashes through rendering at fantastic speed.

Cons:

Does not work properly with Dual CPU boards - As per the previous two reviews, I own the ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS motherboard and the card WILL NOT work in PCIe slot 1. I can not get this thing to work in any slot other than slot 3 (which randomly detects at power on). When it does work, the card is rock stable, but obviously has issues with being detected by Dual CPU motherboards at a BIOS POST level.

PNY claim they have no knowledge of this issue being reported, however I know different. This card has major issues being detected by any Dual CPU board. It will however work just fine in a single CPU config as tested in my other machines.

Sadly, as this card is designed for a workstation environment (often meaning Dual CPU motherboards will be used), it appears sadly it has not been tested properly.

I would LOVE to know the BIOS settings the previous reviewer used to get this card working in PCIe slot 2 (as I can't even get card detection - error 0x55 in the logs).

Other Thoughts:

PNY needs to do their homework and test this card out more rigorously in the environments it is intended to be used in. Their customer service was very dismissive and recommended I return the card and buy something else!

This is a fantastic product when it works, sadly at the moment its not playing ball.

If anyone wants to follow this ASUS thread, I will keep it up to date with findings, someone may just come up with a fix - http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx?id=20121229093923207&board_id=1&model=Z9PE-D8+WS&page=1&SLanguage=en-us

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  • David D.
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