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Pros: Right out of the box, this thing screams quality. Includes a very nice back plate and the cooler is made from a durable grade thickness of aluminum. Seeming how most of it is copper and aluminum and the card is taller than normal, it is very heavy so be careful installing.
- Chews up every game and digests it into a beautiful array of smooth graphics onto my screen.
- Runs 2k flawlessly with high frames.
- Asus ui controller allows for different performance modes with a simple click. Mine oc's to 1430mhz in oc mode.
Cons: - I may need to move some fans around and tweak fan profiles, but it does hit 78c in oc mode. Not exactly a con because oc temps are expected to be higher, but be aware that you will need to keep cooling in mind to get full potential of the card because it does get hot.
Other Thoughts: Don't buy this to run on 1080p. This card yawns at such resolutions. I decided to buy a 2k, 144hz monitor shortly after running this card. Now I am running 2k, max graphics, and typically over 100fps in all my games. Using this for 1080p is like using a chainsaw to cut open a hot pocket, its overkill.
- People will try to argue the msi lightning is better, but i disagree coming from my two prior 670 msi power editions and msi mobo. MSI pcbs, boards, and cards are cheaply made, flimsy, and break or end up having issues. Minimally larger clocks does not compensate for the quality you will get from buying this card over the lightning.
-If you got the cash and are willing and want to have the best gaming experience, then buy this card.
PS: This card has a very high power consumption, especially when stressed and oc'd. Don't be like some of the other reviewers trying to run on minimal or unstable psu's. I have 1000w platinum rated evga supernova, which might be overkill, but my machine is extremely stable with plenty of headroom.
Asus maximus viii formula z170
4x4 gskill 3200mhz ddr4
samsung 950 nvm ssd
asus matrix 980ti
evga supernova 1000w platinum rated
Phanteks evolv case
corsair gtx h110i aio with
2x noctua 3krpm 140mm industrial fans
dell 27" 2k, 144hz, 1ms resp, gsync monitor
Pros: Sleeved cables!
Silent and provides plenty of power!
Other Thoughts: I almost bought the G2 model, but it had bright red cables.... just leave them black evga. I owned a corair psu before and their cables are awful and cheap. Never going back. I am now a firm believer in evga power supplies and for the price, you can't beat it.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Upgraded from my 6 year old asus 1080p monitor. As another viewer said, it is almost like the jump from a hard drive to a ssd. I really didn't expect such a massive difference, but wow. gsync is incredible and 2k looks amazing.
-no dead pixels, bleed, or any other defects
-the stand for this thing is impeccable! so easy to adjust and instal. its solid aluminum with a good amount weight too.
-very thin bezel around edges. love it.
-after calibration, the colors and brightness are great. it was extremely bright out of the box.
-came with a display port cable and has 2 usb3.0 ports on side.
-view angle looks fine to me. I don't understand that gripe with TN panels. I sit directly infront of it so...
Cons: I can't think of a single one, honestly. The buttons are tiny and hard to press I guess, but whatevs? Atleast they work like they are supposed to unlike asus?
Other Thoughts: Don't get the asus swift. Get this one instead. Just look at reviews on the swift. QC issues out the wazu. Dell has been making monitors for a very long time and they have been extremely good at it. If you are putting thus much money down, it should work without any defects plain and simple. No excuse for faulty products in this price range. This monitor doesn't have the fancy "red dot" add-in like the swift, but there are alternatives to that.
I wanted to buy this from newegg, but it was priced 80 dollars more than amazon. Now it is listed for 30 dollars cheaper than amazon... sigh..