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Pros: Supports four digital displays (HDMI , DVI, and VGA)
Low power usage
Small form factor
Powerful enough for any game
Open air design
Not for *heavy* gamers
Other Thoughts: This card is the absolute best that you can get if you want performance without paying more on your electric bill every month. At the cost of a lightbulb, this card is rougly 50% more powerful than the venerable GTX 480 that uses nearly five times as much power and generates far more heat.
The card also supports up to four digital or analog displays, including VGA, although separate DVI to VGA adapters need to be purchased in order to connect analog monitors as it does not come with any.
Of course, like previous generations, this card must run at full power while driving multiple monitors - however the new clocking mechanisms means that it stays cool and uses minimum juice while doing so. While driving two monitors, the graphics clock would only reach 980 MHz for me @ 35C.
Power draw when fully boosted with factory OC is probably 70-75 watts.
NOTE: NVIDIA X Server Settings claims that the max clock of this card is 1489 MHz, not 1294 MHz. It might be dependant on cooling efficiency.
This review is from: Evercool EC-DF003 5.9" Multi-Fan Adapter With Speed Reduction
Pros: Works good as a splitter
Cons: Speed reduction may be problematic
Other Thoughts: There could be something wrong with this adapter. Tthe 5V speed reduction connectors may not do quite what they should. I couldn't find any problem with the wiring, but when I hooked up my 12V LED fans to them the LEDs were brighter and the fans ran much faster than on the 12V connectors or directly connected to the motherboard or power supply.
I had to immediately shut down the PC to avoid the wires shorting and the fans burning out from the strain of running higher than their rating. Judging by the noise output I would say that they were running at 130-150% the normal speed of 2000RPM, and it would've been about 800RPM if it had been a proper 5V modification (as I have done these many times before). Plus with LED fans you always know if it is working correctly or not as the LEDs will dim accordingly to the voltage reduction, not get brighter.
It is almost as if it was somehow able to draw more current from the 5V connectors than through the 12V connectors. Which doesn't make any sense, but was definitely happening. I've never seen this before.
I was in disbelief until I saw a similar review on here ...
This review is from: TP-LINK TL-PA211KIT AV 200Mbps Mini Multi-Streaming Powerline Adapter Starter Kit
Pros: Low latency (<4ms for me), good speeds, transparent operation (usually)
Cons: Can be difficult to link up, heavy line noise may disable it altogether (see Other thoughts)
Other Thoughts: These devices are a bit complicated to get right. First of all, understand that they have a range limit inside of your house. This means they may not work between any two arbitrary outlets, only ones that are relatively close on the wiring, depending on how noisey your wiring is. Second, noise is a huge issue, if you're getting bad connections, high latency, etc. its because of noise from all of your equipment. Installing EMI filters (sometimes they come bulit into surge protectors) all throughout your house on the major appliance areas, and especially areas that have computers with switching power supplies (very noisey!) will make these devices a hundred times more reliable and increase their range. Furthermore, avoid putting the device itself on an EMI filter, this is why they sometimes stop working when plugged into a power strip, etc. The devices rely on utilizing EMI/RFI as part of how they work, and filtering it will break them. If you need to put them on a surge protector to protect them from damage, have an electrician install GFCI outlets where they will be used instead, which are outlets with built-in circuit breakers.READ FULL REVIEW
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