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Pros: so this card is amazing and all, 55% fan keeps it at 60C or lower (even when overclocked O.o).
Cons: what you should know about this card is that from a certain production date on, the evbot connection has been removed due to nvidia being a total communistic but hole. evga has been forced to do this to 100% comply to nvidias strict limitations on voltage modding from external devices, which is prohibited by nvidia, like they have control over it or something >.> so be warned, your classy MAY or MAY NOT have the evbot connector. i bought from the egg not a month ago, and mine has it, so i got lucky, just be warned. if you didnt know and got one without the evbot, talk to matthew at evga directly for assistance.
Other Thoughts: other than nvidia taking a turn for the worst and forgetting the customer, its a great card. buy ati, they are have not forgotten their customers.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: VisionTek Bigfoot Killer 2100 Gaming Network Card
Pros: well, it actually works, all you people sittin on the fence about this, it does work. I took a risk at baught it and well im pleased! the software for this card is actually excellent. I noticed a good 25-50 ping difference (lower) on my connection (5mb/s cable one) depending on what server i was on in BF3. this compared to the other nic on my evga E770 board.
Cons: havnt found any yet. the real key to this card is setting up the software correctly, then you can really fly!
Other Thoughts: note, there are a couple of settings that will make a huge difference when gaming/downloading. there is a setting called tcp no delay. what that does is when checked, sends out single packets of info, while the default in windows is 2, multiple packets must build up before it sends the info, this is what causes high pings in games. now, however, that 1 packet per send is detrimental to downloading, when downloading the other setting (default) is actually better. so you have to compromise one for the other. since i dont download gigantic files or watch youtube all day, i dont mind having it set to tcp no delay. the more bandwidth you have on your internet connection the less you will notice the download speed drop anyway :P i still get around 500kb-1mb /s download so im fine with it. i highly recommend this to everyone that wants great pings in games!READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ZALMAN VF3000A EBR Bearing VGA Cooler
Pros: low temps! i have this running on an asus hd 6970 (non dc-II) and it idles at around 32 C (20 C ish ambient temp) and i havnt seen it go above 62 C full load when overclock to 975 core / 1500 mem. i recommend this cooler to anyone with a 5k or 6k series card, it rocks.
Cons: Im glad i did my research before i bought. there is a special vrm heatsink you NEED to buy if your going to put this on a 6950/6970. make sure you pick that up if this applies to you! also on a 6970, one of the heatsinks is supposed to cover both 1 of the ram modules and a little chip. it covers it just fine on a 5870, but the little chip is just slightly too far on the 6970 from that ram module. i just combined one of the ram sinks with that special sink with some good ol' arctic silver thermal adhesive and its fine. here is the product number ZM-RHS69
Other Thoughts: if you have a crossfire setup, you might think about spacing the cards farther apart as this cooler is fairly tall. I have a single card solution so it doesnt bother me. also, for reference to the thermal paste that comes with it, it seems fine as these awesome temps are a result of using the cooler with the thermal paste that came with! good job zalman! your awesomeREAD FULL REVIEW