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Pros: Powerful without sucking energy
Stays cool even under max load
plays all my games at 1080p with 80-100+ FPS
Cons: Took too long before one was available :)
Other Thoughts: I bought this card to replace my XFX R9 390, and this thing just screams. No longer will any of my games dip below 60fps at any point. Also, this thing just runs more efficiently. Don't get me wrong, my R9 was a decent card, but man did it get hot.
My gaming rig is in my bedroom, and after a few hour gaming sessions, my bedroom would be 5 degrees warmer than the rest of the house from all the heat this thing put out, no joke. Ever since putting in this 1070, I don't have to crank the A/C in my room as much to cool it back down so I don't sweat myself to sleep.
I have this paired with an i5-6500 and now I finally have a somewhat future-proofed gaming rig that I won't have to touch or upgrade for at least the next three years.
Pros: Double dissipation helps it run cooler
Can run anything I throw at it
Power Hungry (Needs both 8-pin and 6-pin power plugs)
Other Thoughts: I upgraded to this card from an XFX 4GB R9 270X (also a good card), but this thing just screams. I can play Mad Max completely and utterly maxed out and it maintains 60fps+ without any hiccups. Just Cause 3 at 1080p maintains 45-60fps with nearly everything maxed after the newest update.
Even during heavy gaming, my GPU temp never goes above 60 degrees, and the fans aren't terribly loud but you WILL hear them if your PC is fairly close by.
Make sure your case is spacious, this is a big card and it is literally 1/10th of an inch away from touching my drive bays.
Either way, it's a great buy and should last in my rig for a few years until the HBM cards become more affordable.
Pros: Runs nice and quiet
Easy-to-use overclocking software
Cons: See Below
Other Thoughts: I'm not exactly super impressed with this card.
It runs the old stalwarts like gold. Serious Sam 3 is nearly maxed out and runs like liquid, however up and comers like DayZ and Rust still need to be scaled back a bit to run decent.
DayZ barely keeps 30fps on 1600x900 with normal textures, and Rust is really jittery on 1080 with middle range quality.
If you're looking to spend $130 on this card, I'd drop an extra 50 on an R9 card to make the upgrade worth it.