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This review is from: NVIDIA GIFT Holiday Bundle
Pros: In this holiday bundle I received two GREAT games.. not silly games that you won't play.
It came with Assassins Creed Black Flag, and Splinter Cell.
Both are $60 games, that are popular franchises.
I assume this is something you can purchase for the $109 pricetag. I received it as a free gift with the purchase of a graphics card.
So a free bundle with $120 worth of GOOD games is super special, and unexpected.
Cons: Not really a con.. but:
When dealing with Ubisoft online with the codes -- it's a little confusing. The code you get has to be input at X place, then you get emailed another code that is input at Y place.. etc. The code you receive is not just THE code used to activate the game.
Not a big deal, just took me a minute online to figure out the order of things.
Other Thoughts: If free -- well, it's a great gift.. something you will use if you game.
Now $109.99 for two games that are $59.99 each. I suppose you save $10 -- But if you search around you could probably find a better deal on the games than BUYING this for full price. I believe this is simply meant for gifts/promo's when buying other hardware and not so much to purchase individually. Thus the price point simply represents the value of the games you are receiving.
Pros: The name of this says it all.
1) It's the highest model, best, Graphics card on the market.
2) This model has been much improved upon by ASUS, better cooling,.. higher clock speeds than the Regular Nvidia GTX 780 offerings.
3) OVER-engineered by ASUS. They did one heck of a job on redesigning this Card so quickly.
4) It will run EVERYTHING at insane FPS.
5) It futureproofs your rig for gaming. If you don't game,.. there are few reasons to buy a card this expensive and of this caliber.
6) It has a 384Bit BUS/bandwidth. This is a big difference over the GTX 770, etc. This helps put the card into a class of it's own even when compared to the 770.
The Card did take a big price cut from it's original price point when it released.. currently $539 -- It was considerably more than that.
The 780 series is a much more powerful card than the 770. Don't be fooled into thinking that since the numbers of the 770 and 780 are so close that there is little difference in them. You are getting quite a bit more with the 780 than the 770. (That said, the 770 is definitely NOT a bad card.. it's just a mid grade card, vs the 780 is High end, at this point in time.)
Cons: 1) Expensive. The best graphics card on the market at any given time is going to be expensive.. likely the most expensive piece of your entire system. Think about what your needs and uses of the computer are. Don't just buy to have it if you don't use applications/games that will make use of it's power.
Other than the expense.. there are no cons. Nvidia , imo, is more reliable, has better drivers, and has software designed to work BETTER than ATI/AMD cards do.
I am no "fanboi" of Nvidia.. but Through all of my building experience,.. I always have gone back to Nvidia over AMD for graphics due to driver issues, compatibility, performance, etc.
AMD cards DO offer great performance and obviously beat the price point on Nvidia cards -- but there is a reason Nvidia can be a little more expensive and still succeed. If AMD Cards were no different than Nvidia people simply wouldn't put more money out for them.
It's that simple.
Other Thoughts: Only con here is the price. Otherwise, card was easy to install,.. and has ZERO issues with any software I've thrown at it.READ FULL REVIEW
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