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Pros: Great looking screen.
No issues or dead pixels.
I can't believe after months and months of reading about how bad TN was that it turned out to be the best monitor I've ever had.
144hz (if not using Gsync that is).
Great stand and very easy to tilt.
Cons: Doesn't always wake up from sleep mode (can be disabled in the on screen menu. Be sure to do it).
Shiny bezel and back. I'm sure this alone resulted in many people not buying it.
Buttons for OSM are hard to push for a monitor that's so easy to turn. I need to hold the monitor with one hand while pushing the buttons with the other.
Other Thoughts: This may be a con to some people, but G-sync only works at a max of 60hz. You will see this in the on screen menu.
I was dreading TN from the last year of reviews on viewing angle but to finally get to the point to where I see the viewing angle depreciate, I'm far from where I would ever be when working or playing at my comp. I was holding out for one of two monitors not yet released but my old monitor finally got too quirky. I never had G-sync and got this due to the cheaper price for having g-sync and 144hz. I actually intended it on being a temporary but now I'm thinking of buying two more for surround gaming as well as work (video and image editing mostly).
Thanks to the many reviewers that listed the issue and fix for this monitors sleep mode issue!!! (I only use displayport. Not sure if it's an issue also for HDMI).
Pros: I did test it all, but it had to be 64gb at a time (See below). It all worked and held the advertised 2800 xmp (but only 64gb installed at a time).
Cons: Research the below facts if this review is old since I'm hoping this will soon change.
As of the time I'm writing this review there is no CPU on the market that support this amount of ram. Only the xeon processors could use 128gb of memory, however it would be much slower and registered/buffered ram.
Other Thoughts: I took off the 1 egg because of Corsair's reply to me (unable to answer anything - just said "Good questions").
People see memory as many things and all are important. When it comes to memory there are factors such as operating system maximum addressable, motherboard maximum and cpu maximum. People will often state that it's what the motherboard states but that's not true. Look at through a manufacturer point of view. If a motherboard is released and no cpu can support 128gb, do they not make their board able to support 128gb? Of course they should since that could soon change. A motherboard stating it supports 128gb is always later disclaimed as in if the cpu supports it in the fine print. Next is the fact that the memory controller is in fact on the CPU. Now a quick point of legality and common sense. If I have a CPU company and at the time of testing and release the maximum memory available during testing is 64gb then I will only state that my cpu will support 64gb.
Before I proceed, my memory important specs;
MSI G0dlike motherboard (which supports 128gb of ram).
i7-5960x CPU (supports 64gb of ram).
Win 10 pro 64bit (supports 512gb of ram but keep in mind that Win 10 pro 32bit only supports 4gb).
What I see:
Bios sees all 128gb of ram
Win 10 shows all 128gb of ram
XMP will fail due to what MSI says as the 5960x only supporting 64gb. I tested each 64gb individually and xmp worked only then.
It is very likely that you will not see major issues with this ram due to the fact that very little applications exist that would necessitate such a massive quantity of ram. If you have applications that have preferences which you are able to regulate memory amount per cpu core, such as After Effects and you allocate more than 64gb of ram, then you will see major issues. I rendered several videos without issue. Then I had a larger project that exceeded the 64gb threshold and AE would freeze and crash every time. I then tested 64gb and then the other 64gb and had no issue. After many inquiries and some weeks later I learned everything I needed to post this review.
I hope that the i7-6950 (10 core, 20 thread cpu not yet released) has a memory controller that will support 128gb of unbuffered ram because the only current cpu that does support 128gb is the xeon cpu which usually uses registered/buffered ram and at slower speeds.
Final thought - Newegg should post the CPU's they sell full specs to include maximum addressable memory since it's your cpu's memory controller that you also need to investigate prior to buying memory. I'm aware Newegg copies specs from the manufacturer's site so it's unlikely we'll see it unless manufacturers start supplying that information to Newegg, or Newegg could always enforce such information be made readily available to them.
Your comp will still boot and be usable but once you use a program that uses more than 64gb of ram it will most likely have issues.
Pros: 8 Cores, 16 threads
Loved all my i7's
Rendering video has a major noticeable difference, despite the con.
Cons: Only supports 64gb of Ram
Other Thoughts: Major con of my own fault in most ways for not taking the time to learn this, but being that this processor is the current absolute best out at the time the motherboards which pairs with it support 128gb of ram (Mine does anyway, x99 msi g0dlike) and the cpu does not. Yes, I have lots to learn still and the main thing is to do more research no matter how much everything around it tells you "it should" do something, take the 30 seconds to be sure. For me this was one lesson I paid dearly for since I bought a high end 128gb kit, merely tried to set the xmp and had my memory fail only for my motherboard manufacturer point out to me that it's the fact that this great cpu only supports 64gb.
My one egg deduction isn't for that. I deducted the egg for the fact that maximum addressable memory isn't mentioned in the specs which I think it certainly should be. I hope this saves others from buying a 128gb kit expecting it work. The memory still works as in my computer boots and runs fine, but it will not use more than 64. Expensive but important lesson learned. Research what you think you know. Great processor and don't like it when people deduct eggs because a product just isn't what was in their expectations/hopes but I feel the lack of information does deserve it.