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Pros: With a column strobe latency of 14 and a strobe clock at 3000 megahertz, this memory can store and retrieve memory at 214 MILLION read/write cycles a second. That's really quick.
Cons: None that I can find. The voltages are standard, the memory has enough heat spreaders, so the memory runs cool enough to touch. Other's don't like the colors they are painted? Gimme a break!
Other Thoughts: Many reviewers of memory don't understand that the Strobe Frequency divided by the CAS/RAS latency gives you the actual speed of the memory. POP QUIZ:
Which memory is faster:
- A 3000mhz strobe frequency memory with a CAS/RAS latency of 16 or
- A 2800mhz strobe frequency memory with a CAS/RAS latency of 14?
Correct answer is:
The 2800mhz memory with a CAS/RAS latency of 14 processes 200 million read/writes a second, the 3000mhz memory with a CAS/RAS latency of 16 can read/write only 187.5 million times a second. That means the 3000mhz memory is almost 7% SLOWER than the 2800mhz memory.
This 3000mhz memory has a very low CAS/RAS latency of 14, which means this memory is screaming fast!
Pros: Great layout, easy to install SLI, very stable
Cons: None, so far.
Other Thoughts: I really appreciate the spacing of the PCIe slots. My old ASUS X58 had the slots set so that the top video card in a dual SLI setup had the bottom video card blocking the fan. The EVGA solves this problem by staggering the PCIe slots so that the video cards have my Revo Drive between them. This was how my old NVidia 780i was set up, and I'm glad that this new motherboard returns to that system. The result is that this computer not only outperforms my old one, but runs much cooler.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Scored 7.9 on the old Windows Experience, scores 8.0 on the new Windows 8 Experience. No other drive setup can come close to this performance.
Cons: The MLC architecture sometimes causes data to need to be moved to a new space on the storage chipsets. This is common to ALL SSDs, not just the Revo.
Other Thoughts: People who have never used an Adaptec or other fine brand of storage interface, or who haven't used the RAID capabilities of their computer will find the installation a very new experience.
Burn the installation files to a thumb drive BEFORE you install the Revo. Then run Windows Repair and LOAD THE DRIVERS for the Revo. This isn't rocket science, children. This is the exact same process that we all had to use in the days when we had SCSI Drives on our servers. Welcome to the big leagues.
When in doubt, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS. OCZ gives complete and wonderful instructions on this device. If you follow the instructions, there will be NO problem. I have used my Revo on three different motherboards since I bought it (right here on newegg): A XFX NVidia 780i, an Asus Sabertooth X58, and my current computer which has an EVGA FTW Z77. ALL OF THESE COMPUTERS RAN DUAL SLI VIDEO CARDS.