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AMD FX-8370 Vishera 8-Core 4.0GHz (4.3GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W FD8370FRHKBOX Desktop Processor
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Overclocks well, but a little warm. 03/31/2015

This review is from: AMD FX-8370 Vishera 8-Core 4.0GHz (4.3GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W FD8370FRHKBOX Desktop Processor

Pros: * Matches 90% of the performance of an i7 4770K, when overclocked 20%.
* Can overclock 10~30% over stock frequencies.
* Processor /w high-end motherboard about 50% cheaper than an i7 4770K w/ matching high-end motherboard.
* Performs better in newer console ported titles due to the eight threads being fully utilized.

Cons: * Still not as fast as last gen Intel quad cores with Hyper Threading.
* Runs warm and power hungry, invest in a good motherboard, PSU, and cooler.
* Does not perform as well in video games that depend one one or two strong threads.
* Should not be paired with systems using more than 2 GPUs, they will be inherently bottle necked in terms of performance and GPU usgae.

Other Thoughts: It's great price/performance ratio when compared to what you get from an Intel Motherboard combo, but will nearly always be slower in benchmarks/gaming compared to Intel's current gen.

Still happy with my purchase.

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G.SKILL PIS Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Desktop Memory Model F3-16000CL6D-4GBPIS
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: They work at advertised timings and speed.
They work at advertised timings and speed in all 4 dimms.

I want to point out, that those Pros (are exactly what you expect from all RAM), but they worked without tweaking.

That is a first for me. It didn't even break a sweat on my motherboard or CPU IMC. I feel they have a huge overclock potential.

Dual Channel Kit that is on par with the lower ended Triple Channel Kit (which is very very good.)

Cons: Required a nominal voltage increase to pass POST.

Heatsinks/spreaders too tall, and WILL be problematic for
large CPU heatsink owners (stop pushing WATER COOLING already!!!! I get it, I am behind!)

Other Thoughts: Voltage:

Quick Benchmarks:
Latency @ stock speeds, 41.3 ns (avg)
Latency @ 3000 NB, 32.9 ns (avg)
Latency @ 1090T @ 4.2 GHz + 3000 NB, 32.3 ns (avg)

Read @ 12,700 MB/s (avg and rounded down)
Write @ 10,300 MB/s (avg and rounded down)

Took 1.7125v instead of 1.65v. Not a complaint really, but it is above advertised. Considering I am using a Crosshair IV which they were specifically catered too, I feel it should be mentioned.

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Creative 70SB088000004 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Express 1x Interface PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Price

No Problems Installing on Windows 7 (x64) (For me.)

Reliable for me in a 2.1 Setup and a pair of Sennheiser HD650s.

EAX 5.0 (Good for gamers)

Outputs at 96KHz/192KHz

PCI-Express - Pro - Faster transmission of data, lower latency, higher bandwidth and lower CPU utilization.

Dolby-Digital-EX / DTS

Cons: Occasional crackling in higher pitched sounds.
(Usually hear it after starting computer and thats it.)

Creative's support is somewhat lacking.

Only inputs at 96KHz

PCI-Express - Con - A tiny bit flimsy connection, no anchor, and does not sit well on my motherboard.

These Sound Cards are not for audiophiles or an audio-aficionado.

Lacks high-end features.

Other Thoughts: No notification in specs/manual/website about this 64MB of onboard memory for this particular model. Windows does indeed register around 58MB (which may as well be 64MB) of Memory Resources allocated locally on card, and a few of the memory modules on the card display Hynix (which is a memory module maker.) logo.

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Tristan H.'s Profile

Display Name: Tristan H.

Date Joined: 03/01/10

  • Reviews: 4
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  • First Review: 03/10/10
  • Last Review: 03/31/15
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