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Pros: Low profile brackets ARE INCLUDED in the box, though the description doesn't mention it.
Runs cool and quiet.
Faster than other GT 640s
Does not require power to be plugged in.
Great card for filling in empty PCIe slots.
A true single-slot GPU - the heatsink/fan assembly all occupy only 1 slot and do not encroach into neighboring slots, preventing their use.
Cons: They don't come in 4-packs...
SETI.USA, BOINC's largest American-based team (though we recruit internationally), and one of America's largest consumer GPU purchasers receives no membership discount :(
Other Thoughts: It should be noted this is a GT 640 Rev. 2, which is a faster, more power efficient GPU compared to the other GT 640s. The easiest way to tell if you're looking at a Rev2 or not is the base clock will be at least 1046MHz.
I used this GPU for number crunching, not graphics. Sorry :p But if you're into F@H or BOINC, you may like to know at stock speed this card will get you about 104k credits/day on DistrRTgen or Primegrid's PPS Sieve and run around 58C. These GT 640 Rev2 GPUs crunch ~9% faster than the regular 640s and use less electricity to do it: 49W TDP vs. 65W on the older 640s.
This GPU is fully powered by your motherboard, meaning it requires no additional plugs from your power supply. Low profile brackets are included to fit into slim cases.
This review is from: BitFenix Spectre Pro BFF-LPRO-23030G-RP 230mm Green LED Case Fan
Pros: Highest airflow for its size on Newegg. Installation was easy. Includes an LED plug that can be connected to a switch to turn the LEDs on/off. Fit front air intake on my HAF X case without any modification.
Cons: Not a con important enough to take an egg off for, but a fan of this size should really have more than 4 LEDs
Other Thoughts: I upgraded the front intake fan on my HAF X case with this fan. Performs far better than the stock Cooler Master fan the case came with, which are only rated at 110 CFM. GPUs even run a little cooler. The included LED plug attaches to the LED on/off switch on the HAF X without issue.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: By itself, does well in games. For number crunching though, it's only about 13% better than a GTX 460 (integer and FP32. FP64 is an embarrassment on this GPU)
Cons: EVGA's Precision X did not like working with this card plus another non-600 series card in my computer. Caused multiple crashes, hang-ups, and various PITAs. Nvidia's drivers are also to blame, even though it claims to work for both GPUs. As it turns out, just not both at the same time.READ FULL REVIEW
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