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This review is from: ASUS R9290-4GD5 Radeon R9 290 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card
Pros: Works great. Runs all modern games (of course). Tons of huge texture Skyrim mods on that 4gb of ram. Yes I still play Skyrim.
This one gets about 820 kHash/s for Ltc on stock speeds.
Cons: Super loud reference cooler, but I knew that before I bought it.
Other Thoughts: Happy with it.
Considering an Arctic Accelero 3.
Pros: Got this board for two reasons:
Looks great, and the colors are great (as-in, not a ugly gold). +1 egg.
Works for a hackintosh build. (But there were so many problems with windows, I never bothered.)
Cons: Drivers are the worst I have ever used and would constantly crash. I first installed the drivers from Gigabyte's website, those crashed out ever 15 min. Clean installed Windows then used the included drivers on the disk. Got a little better, crashed every 20 min. So I clean installed WIndows AGAIN and used drivers directly from Intel. That finally worked. Ditched the Realtek audio drivers all together. I will save you the rant on those. Bought a sound card because of it.
Other Thoughts: I don't normally leave reviews, but I had a pretty bad experience with this. I felt compelled to let people know.
If you plan on overclocking your haswell, this board does not have adaptive voltage... Only has static voltage and offset. So you lower c-state voltage is increased when you turn the power saving features back on after dialing in the oc. So there is no real point in using this board if your going to overclock and still want to use the stock lower c-states to save power when your mining or perusing reddit.
Im just not happy with it.
Pros: Works great. OCing was fun to play with. The chip i recieved was unstabe with the second core unlocked.
Internet surfing was snappy and reasonable. Downloaded decently as well, not good mind you but well.
Other Thoughts: Just bought this to flash bios.READ FULL REVIEW
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