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Pros: *Its vary quiet left at stock
*Overclocks better then exspected
*Plays everything I throw at it or them (SLI)
Cons: *When the fan is left at stock and overclocking the temps will get kinda high
*3GB of vram (see other thoughts)
Other Thoughts: I bought these cards off my companies newegg account to start off.
Cards run great in 2-way SLI, I only ran into a few problems with drivers, but thats not these cards fault.
I ran into a few problems with the stock fan speeds, I find that Nvidia tuned the cards fans to run as quiet as possible so overclocking I'd recommend setting up a fan curve, I seen temps up int he 90c range with my overclock.
3GB of vram is good enough, I find that I seem to run at the 3gGB buffer in most newer games, Its got the horsepower but not the vram for some demanding newer games.
Pros: *Looks Sexy!!
*Overclocks well (mine hit over 1306mhz on the core
*Plays pretty much anything at 1080p from high to ultra with a decent CPU
*4 monitor support
See other thoughts
Cons: *Not quite as cool as I 1st though, I still hit around 80C on both my EVGA GTX760 ACX SC on stock clocks.
*Doesn't come with an SLI bridge
*Poster was kinda faded at the folds (not a big deal)
Other Thoughts: I didn't buy these cards from Newegg as my Local Bestby had them for a few bucks cheaper. I have 2 of these cards and just with 1 I was able to play mostly everything at ultra give or take with some games being BF4, just turn off MSAA and all is good.
I was able to get 1306mhz core and 1800mhz mem (7200mhz effective).
The 2nd card I wasn't that lucky, I was still able to get about 1250mhz core and 1652mhz mem (6608mhz effective)
Great cards for sure. But at this point there is better out there of course for a bit cheaper, so keep that in mind if your shopping around.
Pros: This in an Update from my last review 8 months ago.
*The Color scheme fits my case
*Works great With Windows 8.1
*IDE Support for older drives (I use IDE DVD drives with this system)
*4 Dimm slots is nice on a Micro ATX
*VRM heatsink (FX8150 is a bit hard on the 4+1 Phases)
*Onboard video with HDMI, DVI and VGA
*8pin CPU power
Cons: *Only Sata 2 (3GB/s)
*4+1 Phases, so don't go overclock crazy
*Gigabyte sent sata cables that are blue, why not black?
*PCI-E 1x lane should have been placed above the x16 lane.
*Bios are not UEFI, and had to set the HDD's in AHCI mode for windows 8.1
*LLC (load line calabration) Will explain this in other thoughs
*VGA, why did Gigabyte put a VGA port when they could have used a Display port and used a DVI to VGA converter
*CPU Voltage goes no lower then 1.37v
Other Thoughts: LLC anly has Auto and Disabled, Auto (on) lowers the voltage to much causing the CPU to lower its voltage to far, Disabled Over voltage the CPU to much causing more heat.
the Placement of the PCI-E x16 and x1 slots could be better as the PCI slot is really not that important anymore.
I updated this as I Bought another board and Im vary happy with it, My other board still run great.
OS: Windows 8.1 pro x64
CPU: FX8150 3.6ghz
RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz (1866mhz OC)
GPU: HD5850 (5870 bios for better clocks and voltage)
PSU: Antec TruPower 430watt (PSU is has been used in so many systems but it keeps going)
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Date Joined: 01/22/10
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