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Pros: -Incredibly fast and powerful
-Boost to over an amazing 2100MHz
-Very cool looks
-Two 8-pin connectors supply ample power
-Cooling and fans are excellent
-LED Lights look sweet
-Awesome backplate
-Excellent customer service from EVGA and 3 year warranty

Cons: -Sucks a little more power than FE
-Availability is limited
-Price gouging is happening on some sites

Other Thoughts: I got lucky and got my card here with little effort. This card is a beauty to behold. It's not huge but not small either. I had no issues with installation and was up and running in minutes in my Corsair Air 540 case. I was surprised just how quiet this card is. Apparently EVGA really did improve upon their ACX cooling. They also updated the EVGA Precision X OC app just for Pascal cards. It allow you to control the LED lights and make them pulsate, etc. Or just turn them off. To the meat and potatoes of this card though- It is truly a beast. I am running a Dell 27" 4k monitor w/ an i7 6700k as my proc. - and I played BF4 for about 3 hours after getting the card all set-up. All settings on Ultra across the board, and no V Sync (the refresh rate of the mon. is 60Hz of course). Well, the game stayed at 60FPS the whole time. I mean it didn't even fluctuate. It was like the card had more juice to go, but the monitor was holding it back. I was very pleasantly surprised. I set a fan profile of 55% and the card hovered in the mid to low 60's (C). Very nice. I know this card is pricey, and overkill for most folks, but if you have the means, you'll be very happy with it. Dare I say the perfect gaming card? I don't think there is a better 1080 out right now than the FTW. The card boost to over 2100MHz without any adjustment or OC, and seems very stable! Wow. And I haven't even tried OC'ing yet.

Highly - highly recommended.


Pros: -Decent Price
-Red LEDs (I guess some may not like them)
-Good software package
-Very good sound compared to onboard
-Control module is handy

Cons: none...

Other Thoughts: I haven't been buying sound cards for the past few builds I've done, but when at a close friends house he showed me this card which he just bought on a whim. I was impressed and bought it the next day. Unless you have spent $500 on a motherboard, your board will not have sound of this quality. Really excellent! I see some complaining about drivers and the Creative software, but I had no problems. I am using Windows 10 and it was painless and perfect. I really like the Pro Studio sw too. It's simple yes, but works just fine and really does enhance the sound. If you are making a new build, you need this card.

BTW my Audio Technica ATH-M50x's sound really incredible using this card.


Pros: -Super fast out of the box
-Great overclocking headroom
-Excellent cooling with huge heatpipes
-Quiet fans -very quiet!
-Great looking black pipes and PCB
-Equipped for major league OC'ing if you dare
-Top notch build quality- heavy duty

Cons: -it costs as much as a used car

Other Thoughts: I really love this card. I actually cant believe the feel and build quality when you hold it in your hand. ASUS didn't cut any corners with this card and the all black PCB and heatpipes look crazy good. Also, this card runs quiet - more so than any card I've ever had. At full load playing SW Battlefront (w/max settings) with the fans set to 50%, I could barely hear it and was getting over 70FPS. And this was on my 4K Dell monitor

Yes I know this card is crazy expensive, but there are none better. Those that are worried about ASIC scores in the 70's shouldn't be. It's arguable that ASIC even matters or how it's measured anyway. Forget that nonsense and enjoy your card.

I don't care now how long it takes for Pascal either. I'm set for a while here.

If you have the money to get the single best card there is....look no further. This is it. The best of the best! Highly recommended.


Ken B.'s Profile

Display Name: Ken B.

Date Joined: 06/25/11

  • Reviews: 35
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  • First Review: 07/04/11
  • Last Review: 07/22/16
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