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Pros: Works as intended. High overclocking ability, even with the factory settings. Memory has even more overclocking potential due to the Samsung capacitors and the custom PCB by PNY.
-2304 CUDA cores = very fast across all AAA titles on maximum settings
-Triple fan cooler keeps temps within 74°C
-A lot of overclocking headroom even with the current factory settings
-High-quality materials you'd expect from PNY
Cons: The unit I got has a very loud coil whine. However, this was simply caused by it pumping too many unneeded frames, so turning on V-Sync (adaptive usually) either fixes it entirely, or reduces the noise dramatically.
I also don't like the fact that the PCB cover is not protected by something. Sapphire's R9 280x TOXIC edition has metal armor protecting the PCB. For a high-end GPU, this is a must in my opinion.
In addition, the design of the cooling system works as intended, but the problem is, if you have a case with poorly optimized airflow, this thing will overheat your case rather quickly. At times, the ambient temps of my case reached as high as 40°C (104°F), which is very high for the inside of a desktop case.
-Very loud coil whine (able to fix luckily with V-sync)
-PCB not protected / covered
-Cooling system allows for heat to leak into the system very easily, which is bad news for poor airflow cases
Other Thoughts: I've had this GPU since Decemember 2013. It has not failed me, and knowing PNY, it will not anytime soon.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: 3.4ms response time
Impressive color and contrast
Cons: Too many stuck pixels on the monitor screen
Other Thoughts: I'm giving this monitor two eggs, because I have to RMA it due to the sheer amount of stuck pixel groupings. To top that off, I continue to see more and more stuck pixels pile up, and using methods mentioned online do not work.
This is my first ViewSonic monitor, and for a company claiming they use the highest quality pixels in the industry, they certainly are wrong with this unit.
Based on other research that I do on this particular unit, I would assume that many do not even have stuck pixels.
Display Name: Dayton T.
Date Joined: 06/27/14
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