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OCs easily with just a multiplier bump (stock voltages - havent tested beyond 4000Mhz)
Runs surprisingly cooler then my PhII 960T
Cons: Higher power draw then competitor
Other Thoughts: Being a whole node behind intel, there was a small nagging voice inside my head about this purchase, mostly a voice that concluded that this CPU wouldn't perform very well and was grossly inefficient .. boy was I wrong!
Most benchmarks put this thing in between i5 3570 and i7 3770 - some even besting 3770 - all for much less $$
Believe me, you will not regret this purchase
Pros: - Fast!
- Runs cool & quiet
- Low power draw
- Solid drivers
- Easily OC's to 680GTX levels
- Nice build quality with a minimalist sleek design
Cons: - Colors seem 'washed out' compared with my previous HD6870 - I remember this same 'problem' on my 79000GS & 7950GT (4200Ti as well?)- tweaking monitor & nvidia color settings has alleviated most of the issue
- A little pricey
Other Thoughts: This is my re-entry into nvidia territory after a couple generations with AMD/ATi. I am not brand loyal - I had previously been with nVidia since the original geForce256 (T&L baby!)
I had minimal issues with my AMD cards (5850 & 6870) ... but comparing the two brands, nVidia does have a slight edge with their polished driver package (AMD stop using .NET!).
I gotta say I am not disappointed with my purchase ... it's a cool, fast card with great driver support
Pros: - tons of features
- good price
- quality components
- nice layout and look
Cons: - somewhat flaky voltage adjustments ( 960T started defaulting to 1.45v - vcore droops -
- trouble getting sleep to function properly ( had to completely clear CMOS and do a bunch of messing around to get it working again )
- not POSTing until found above stable settings