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Pros: It is a hybrid ssd hard drive combo.
Cons: This drive cannot be used as anything else but the Boot drive.
You cannot have another pcie ssd installed as boot drive.
You cannot have your OS installed prior to using this drive.
The software that comes with it will only install properly if this drive is used as the boot drive and no other pcie ssd drives are installed at the time...
There is no update for the dataplex software to fix this issue at the moment.
Pros: Enjoy the fact that everything is not dependent on the cpu. the bios is not complicated.
Cons: Board just up and died 40 days after I got it... so RMA to gigabyte just ran me 90 bucks... So price is a real con specially if you can only ship the thing to the US for RMA...
Other Thoughts: This is the first Gigabyte anything to die on me so I am reserving my opinion until I recieve back the board.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: When it works this card in either xfire or single is much faster than it's stock cousin.
Fully 2000+ 3dmark 06 points faster...
Cons: Runs hot, too hot, so hot in fact running it with RT and fans set to 65% which is not overly loud the cards still managed to cook themselves... had to RMA both of them.
Not to this site but to the manufacturer directly.
The card has design issues with heat, that is a fact. There is also a hardware software conflict that causes Catalyst drivers to fail under certain conditions, there is no fix for that its a hard coded problem, the only work around is to not play those maps which contain those specific circumstances which cause the driver failure. And if the driver fails do NOT keep playing, restart and turn up your fans again or you can kiss your HD4870 goodbye...
Other Thoughts: Upon further reflection I am going to switch to the x2 version and hope for a better design in hardware. Less issues.READ FULL REVIEW