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EVGA 02G-P4-2680-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: fast, good drivers w/ frequent updates.

Cons: not free

Other Thoughts: So like everybody else I was able to get great framerates in BF3. Tonight I'll pair it with a BenQ XL2420t, which should be great.

In case there are some other old-school folks out there, I did a couple TIMEDEMO's in Quake 1 & Q3. I had most eyecandy turned on, so no blocky mipcap stuff. In Q3 with FOUR.dm_68, I got 828.4 fps.
In Quake 1, the timedemo was similar. Using Timrefresh in the DM3 rocket room I got 5,415 fps :)

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Acer Aspire AS1830-3595 Notebook Intel Core i3 330UM (1.20GHz) 2GB Memory 250GB HDD Intel HD Graphics 11.6
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: build quality, price. Blows away other "netbooks" in this price range, and with a bit more RAM it performs great!

Cons: touchpad scrolling awkward / unresponsive...
As others have stated, lots of bloatware.
Graphics performance is it's main weak point, but it should be fine for basic web browsing & video playback.

Other Thoughts: purchased this elsewhere, refurb, for cheap.. replaced ram w/ a generic 8GB (2x4GB DDR3-1333 204-pin SODIMM) kit for just $35.

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Intel E1G42ETBLK Multi-Port Server Adapter 10/ 100/ 1000Mbps PCI-Express x16 2 x RJ45
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: good optimziations for VT

Cons: doesn't make toast?

Other Thoughts: Intel docs state this is an x4 PCIe device, not x16
http://www.intel.com/Assets/PDF/prodbrief/320116.pdf

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Chris B.'s Profile

Display Name: Chris B.

Date Joined: 05/19/03

  • Reviews: 9
  • Helpfulness: 6
  • First Review: 09/03/08
  • Last Review: 03/28/12
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