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Other Thoughts: This is my 3rd set of G. Skill memory I've purchased and I don't think i would choose any other. Each set has worked right out of the box and has no problem running at the advertised timings. My Sabertooth 990FX motherboard recognized this memory as 1600Mhz upon start-up. I had to manually set the speed to 1866Mhz; no big deal though.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: -Faster than AMD Radeon HD 7970
-NVIDIA driver's vs. AMD
-EVGA warranty & support
Cons: -Runs a little hot (as high as 72C)
-Box was received in mangled condition
Other Thoughts: The GTX 680 is a different animal and chews through just about anything you can throw at it. I've never seen 60 FPS continuous in Crysis 2 until I bought this card. Even with (2) Radeon 7970's I'd get dips in the the low 30's with a lot happening in the game. Battlefield 3 plays great especially with the adaptive v-sync. I find there is less input lag using this option. I've been a fan of both Red (AMD) and Green (nVidia) since I started play PC games in the late 90's; but it's clear to me Green wins hands down this go around.
The packaging came in very poor condition. The cardboard Newegg box arrived in decent shape, but the graphic cards card box looked like it had been kicked around a warehouse floor. There were cracks and stress fractures in the plastic molding that holds the card in place during shipping. I was almost afraid to put it in the PC for fear of it being DOA.....luckily that was not the case. Still disappointed considering the price tag these items have.
Pros: - Great price
- Supports 6-core CPUs
- Supports 3-way Crossfire
Cons: - PCIe 1x slots are useless if your graphics card takes up 2 or more slots.
Other Thoughts: This is my first ASRock purchase and so far I have no regrets. I usually used ASUS motherboards for my PC builds but at the time of pruchase the ASUS equal was much more expensive. The board construction is equal to or greater than any ASUS product I have used. I plan to buy another ASRock board for my next bulldozer build.READ FULL REVIEW