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Pros: -1ms gtg high refresh rate (no ghosting)
-Good color for a TN panel
-Excellent price for a DisplayPort monitor at 22" + freesync
-HDMI and Audio Passthrough
Cons: -Out of box contrast and colors require a lot of adjustment
-Default Freesync range is 48-60Hz
-No DisplayPort cable in the box.
Other Thoughts: -Excellent value for money. Beta driver from AOC increases the Freesync range to 35-75Hz or 35-60Hz though it requires disabling window's verification of signed drivers in order to install the .inf file which is an unsigned driver. This is optional though.
-When using Multimonitor, The Freesync monitor makes the VRAM run at max memory clock. I have asked AMD to update the driver to allow for the low 2D memory clock for this monitor when set to 60Hz with additional 60Hz monitors connected.
-It also would have been nice to include DVI as an input instead of D-Sub (VGA).
This review is from: MSI GeForce GTX 970 GAMING 100ME
Pros: -Very quiet, MSI has the quietest 970s
-boosts all the way to 1304mhz stock
-this 100ME is the only MSI 970 with a Backplate
-green/black theme matches nvidia color scheme
-not that long; fits in most cases.
Other Thoughts: This is the best version of the MSI GTX 970s as it comes with a backplate.
MSI is one of the better GPU manufacturers with it comes to non-reference board design. They put 6+2 power phases on this which should translate to slightly better overclocks or at least higher clocks with less voltage increase.
For nvidia 900 series, the best brands are Zotac and MSI.
For AMD 300 series, the best brands are Sapphire and MSI.
Pros: Extremely QUIET! Beautiful design that truly uses the cooler to 100% of it's capability to efficiently and effectively keep operating temperatures around 72C while remaining quieter than the case fans.
-The quietest Enthusiast class GPU available on Team Red. This thing is legendary.
-Delivers solid upper tier performance in all modern 3d games.
One of the best graphics cards for 1440p gaming. Future proof for 1080p. Will benefit from DX12. 1st Gen HBM, pioneering the cutting edge in graphics tech. Works great on 1080p monitor with VSR for 1440p or 2160p.
Other Thoughts: Sapphire really is the best AMD brand video card partner. Not only do they provide the best cooling solutions for high wattage gpus, they also give you a lot for the money. They include a 1.8m HDMI cable and a full sized DP to DVI adapter for those of us using 1080p monitors.
Finally a high end AMD gpu that doesn't require Afterburner to tune a custom fan profile.