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Pros: I replaced a Asus GTX 780 Poseidon card with this ROG STRIX 1070. (I picked up the 1070 locally as the price was only $6 bucks more with sales tax factored in. I was trying to hold out for Cyber Week deals but the pressure got to me). Let me say right off it slaughters the performance of the 780. The only benchmark program I have is Heaven. Score comparison below in "Other". This card is; Cooler running, therefore quieter. Video performance is everything I hoped it would be. It plays current AAA titles like Witcher 3 and XCOM 2 butter smooth. Maximum DDR5 used in XCOM 2 is about 6.4 Gb which explains why the 780 with only 3 GB of DDR5 struggled at high settings. The games defaulted to Ultra settings, including Hairworks in W3. I had to keep that turned off to make it playable using the 780. I only game in 1080 on G-Sync 27" monitor by ACER.
The card automatically boosted to 2025 to 2035 with no Overclock selection. Using Overclock mode got me up to 2060 ish which I see no practical in game change in performance. Haven't played with it to see IF it can be pushed to 2100 and stay stable. Then again do I need to do that? I'm thinking no not really.
On the Aura lighting software, so far it works to my satisfaction. It pairs well with my GSkill Ripjaws KM780 Keyboard. I have both set to blend through the entire color spectrum.
Cons: Not one so far, (Other than the price $466) then again I've only owned it for 2 days.
Other Thoughts: The System I'm running.
Intel Skylake i5 over clocked to 4.2 Ghz
16 Gb of GSkill Trident Z running at 2400 Mhz.
VGA 220-G2-0750-XR 80 PLUS GOLD 750 W Fully Modular Power Supply
Two, WD Black 2TB Hard Drives in Raid 1.
250 Gb Samsung 850 EVO for the C: and OS of Windows 10 65 bit Home.
ROG GTX 780 Poseidon on Ultra with tessellation set to Normal. Average Frames Per Second 73.4, Score 1849, Min FPS 30.8 (but some times it dropped to 8 or 9). Max FPS 140.7
ROG STrix GTX 1070 Ultra with Tess set to Normal. Average FPS 127, Score of 3199, Min FPS 35.6, Max FPS 152.6.
Pros: Quality build
solid feeling, heavy
visually appealing being a dark gray\
Nice cables, all black no Ketchup n Mustard. Generous length.
Cons: None that I can identify at this time.
Other Thoughts: I had purchased some cable extensions for the build this PS went in. Didn't use them as their cables looked good and were long enough I didn't need the extensions.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: 2 TB size and the price. Caught it for $117 ish.
7200 rpm but suprisingly quiet. I can't hear it really or feel it vibrate.
Cons: None at present.
Other Thoughts: I picked up a 2nd one of these locally, with sales tax it ended up about equal to this one's price. Running the pair in Raid 1 for backup. Now time will tell on how it / they hold up.READ FULL REVIEW