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Pros: This is by far the best single GPU card I have ever owned.
Overclocks like a champ!
Temperatures aren't as bad as I thought they would be with the stock FHS.
Well..... Owning one makes me want to buy another...
Other Thoughts: I was previously running a 780 Ti SLI setup. My 780 Ti's were overclocked nicely and performed well. However, I was noticing issues in some games because of the 3GB VRAM cap. I use a 144hz monitor and like to be able to get high framerates and smooth gameplay while I am gaming. Since the 780 Ti setup wasn't really cutting it for me anymore I decided to pick up one of these Titan X for the massive amount of VRAM it was boasting and to see what kind of performance I could get out of it.
Titan X installed 780 Ti SLI setup put to the pasture:
This card is amazing!! I was not expecting to get the kind of performance I am getting out of this thing. Stock BIOS with Stock FHS I easily OC'd to hit 1450MHZ on the core. Temps aren't bad at all. Ambient room temps are between 68F and 70F my card never went over 60C with an aggressive Fan Profile.
On top of that. I am seeing performance from this SINGLE Titan X that is on par with my 780 Ti SLI OC'd setup. To me, that is amazing. I no longer suffer from lack of VRAM either, so gone are the days of high framerates with intermittent stutter from hitting the 3GB VRAM ceiling. In GTA V I'm seeing my VRAM usage go over 4GB at 2560x1440. So this thing is already doing it's job. And doing it well. I'm also not seeing minimum framerate as low as what I would sometimes see with my 780 Ti's.
Definitely worth the upgrade!!
Pros: No dead pixels
No noticeable light bleed
Cons: None that I have seen
Other Thoughts: I am coming from a BenQ XL2420TE 144hz 1920x1080 24" monitor. My BenQ had one Stuck pixel in the top right portion of the screen. I was never able to "fix" the stuck pixel and since it was only one stuck pixel I could not get the monitor replaced. It wasn't bad, but for the amount I payed it should have never been there.
That being said, I was praying that this monitor wouldn't have any of the issues everyone writing these negative reviews say they have. Luckily I received a very nice monitor with no dead/stuck pixels, no noticeable light bleed, with everything working nice and fine.
This monitor has exceeded all my expectations. I had been running 2k and 4k in DSR mode on my 1080p BenQ for a while now and thought I wouldn't notice much difference going with this monitor. Boy was I wrong. The move from 24" to 27" is way more noticeable than I thought it would be and the clarity/crispness is superb. Looks way better than I thought it would.
This review is from: EVGA Z68 SLI 130-SB-E685-KR LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Intel Motherboard
Pros: Bought: 3 / 22 / 2012
And still running strong!
OC'd my CPU without issues, also running OC'd SLI video cards and 1600mhz XMP profile ram without issues. I've had absolutely no issues with this MoBo as others have stated.
I've used 2 separate PSUs on this board as well as 2 different brands of RAM. I've also been through several different HDD swap outs and they've all worked fine. Same with Video cards..
I will not count EVGA out and would gladly buy another.
Other Thoughts: As of this posting I'm running:
i5 2500k @ 4.6ghz 24/7
CM Hyper 212+ CPU cooler
Corsair HX850 PSU
2x EVGA 780ti SC ACX GPUs in SLI (sometimes put a 670 in for PhysX Dedi when ruinning benchmarks I also OC these cards regularly when benching as well)
12GB G.Skill Ripjaws X Series (F3-12800CL8D-4GBXM & F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM)
2TB Seagate HDD and a 750GB WD Black HDD
Creative Sound Blaster Z series soundcard
I have run different size WD and Seagate HDDs in this drive at other times and regularly swap them out. I have also used a higher latency Corsair Ram 16GB (2x 8GB sticks). I have used a Nvidia 460gtx, a 570gtx, 2 670 gtx in SLI, and now 2 780ti's in SLI... I Have also had an Antec Neo Eco 620c PSU in here before the Corsair HX850 was installed. And have NEVER had any issues with any of this. The people saying this board is Hardware Specific, I am really not so sure about that. Was I just extremely lucky, or could they be doing something wrong perhaps? I'm not sure. But this was and is my experience with this MoBo.
I'm going to be bulding a new personal gaming PC when/if the Intel Broadwell CPU releases, and am seriously considering going with another EVGA board. I will definitely be going with a higher end product as I am feeling the need to build a top of the line system this time around, instead of a high performance budget build.
And for the record, I've been building computers since about 1997. More specifically, gaming computers. I've also put this board in several other builds and those have not had any issues either.
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