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This review is from: TRENDnet TE100-S16D Unmanaged 16-Port Switch
Pros: Works like a charm.
Other Thoughts: In my use case. Even it not having 10/100/1000 is honestly not a big deal to me as the internet speeds where I live haven't even gotten to a point where they can even fully utilize the 100Mbps.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: - Well built.
- Looks cool.
- Low power draw/ less power than GTX 950
- Low heat emission
- Small and will fit in almost any case out there.
- Crossfire capable
- Smooth consistent frame delivery unlike older AMD GPUs. A marked improvement for AMD.
- H.264 + HEVC encoding on the fly @ 60 for streaming your games online without a loss in performance.
- 14 nm GPU. New tech.
- HDR ready with Display port 1.4
- HDMI 2.0 ( Finally AMD... )
- Vulkan ( If you play Doom 2016 this one makes a huge difference, upwards of 30+% ) + DX 12 support.
Cons: - Based on web reviews, it looks like 2 GB of this card's 4 GB frame buffer aren't really used until you put the card in crossfire with another RX 460 4 GB.
- This card, along with other higher priced premium models of the RX 460, require a 6 pin power connector, as they exceed the TDP of >75W, not by much but it is something to keep in mind.
- Bad pricing since the GTX 950 costs about the same as these 4 GB models but performs much better.
- Bad Pricing since the GTX 1050 has yet to show it's face at the time of this review and will probably land at or $10 more than this and will be significantly better in performance. Only time will tell.
Other Thoughts: The following is for someone living in the U.S of A. Pricing is based on USD.
- If you want an RX 460, buy the PowerColor 2 GB model instead for $30-40 less. The 4 GB on these higher end 4 GB RX 460's are pointless as you can't even fully utilize the 4 GB frame buffer unless you have the cards in crossfire. Just look around the web and you will see people posting performance reviews of RX 460's ( 2 GB and 4 GB ) performing at about the same level on similar settings and setups. This again points to half the VRAM not being utilized simply because the RX 460's 128 memory bit bus width and the amount of GPU horse power it has is no where near enough to tackle down a fully loaded 4 GB frame buffer. Do yourself a favor, buy the cheaper 2 GB model from PowerColor or simply go with Nvidia's similarly priced GTX 950 as it performs much better even with only 2 GB of VRAM even on higher settings. If you choose Nvidia's GTX 950 you get slower memory @ 6.6 Gbps ( although most after market version come @ 7 Gbps ) vs 7 Gbps ( Stock ) on the RX 460, and instead of having access to freesync you have access to the more expensive Gsync adaptive sync technology. I think the biggest change here is the Adaptive sync monitor choice. Nvidia's solution is markedly more expensive than AMD's freesync solution. There are really cheap freesync monitors at around $150 from AOC. You will have to really look on newegg to find them as newegg doesn't have them listed correctly, I am looking at you Newegg... . Anyway, that means for under $300 you would have a 1ms response time, 75hz refresh, freesync, and RX 460 2 GB for that price. Nvidia can't touch that kind of value right now. Let's also be honest you aren't going to be using this card on ultra like so many review sites do when showing people comparisons of the RX 460 vs the GTX 950. You are going to play on Low to get the absolute best performance, for the games this card targets, to have the most competitive chance of winning in those type of games. Games like CS GO, Dota 2, Rocket League, League of Legends, etc. This card will perform well enough to give the Nvidia counter part a run for it's money. Pretty much any F2P game that is competitive ( or not ) you will be set with this card and if you get that 1ms response time monitor combo I mentioned earlier you have a nice and ready for competitive play monitor to go with your new graphics card making for a great value.
Hopefully this review helps some of you.
Again it's a good card, just not priced well at $140.
You could get an GTX 950, R9 380, or an R9 270X, and be around or above what this card is bringing to the table. Just something to consider when making your purchase.
This review is from: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Pros: It's a nice paper weight.
Looks hi tech to people who don't know any better just sitting on the desk.
Cons: It's like gambling with the odds against you...
1000000000000000000000 to 1
Good Luck, maybe you can Han Solo that s***.
Other Thoughts: So I bought this board a long time ago when these boards initially launched. I've gone through 5 of them. The first one was DOA. The second worked fine for a few months and then just started blue screening. The third had damage to the memory sockets. The 4th had memory socket damage. The 5th now doesn't even post and here is why...
The CPU socket, I see a lot of people saying their board won't post, the reason is the stupid square bumps that pop out on the processor socket. You can see them in the pictures here on newegg.com. These stupid things prevent the CPU from sitting on the socket correctly and thus you can't post because the processor can't fit into the socket properly.
I've seen people who have a good board with a processor socket that is flush and flat and allows the processor to sit on the socket properly.
This is why people who go with a UD5 have no problems all those boards have a flat flush processor socket vs the majority of these UD3's with these stupid bumps on the processor socket.
RMA process is... annoying. They make you jump through hoops and hoops before you get your RMA going and as you can tell from earlier I've done it 5 times now, and now with a 6 time coming.
I have just got off the phone and complained to half a dozen of the gigabyte customer service reps, I wasn't even passed to a manager, they just said...
" My manager is out to lunch, I will have her call you, bye. ( Hangs up ). "
Do yourself a favor and if you are looking for a cheap 990FX mobo that can support the 9000 Series chips, just go ASUS and get a ...
ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0
It looks to be the cheapest board out there that can support these processors at the time of typing this review. I hope I've helped you guys.