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ASUS GeForce GTX 980 GOLD20TH-GTX980-P-4GD5 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready SLI Support 20th Anniversary Gold Edition Video Card
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Day 1. Little tough to get installed, working on a bug with my motherboard and this GPU. But This is one powerful, quiet and energy efficient card. A quick Overclock to 1538 Mhz and only went to 50 C (122 F) Very quiet card using precision x to control overclock and fan speed. Is a very heavy card and somewhat concerned on it's pull on the Pci-e slot. Comes with a great pair of individually sleeved 8 pin power cords. Wish it actually had some more lighting on it. The white leds showing power is good is a nice touch. Coming from a GTX 690 and am very happy.

Cons: Comes with a pretty old driver on the cd show used driver uninstaller to remove all old traces and downloaded the newest drivers from NVidia. Am not using asus gpu-tweak, prefer Evga's Precision X.

Other Thoughts: You can set the fan speed to run at 0% The next speed up is 35% which is also silent, I prefer that as my slowest speed to to keep some airflow. Using a custom fan profile my speed only got to 61% at 1538 MHz at 50 C and the overclock held rock steady there without throttling.

Will update with some more time with card.

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SAPPHIRE Radeon R7 260X 100366-2L 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: good price on the card, cool and quiet. but............

Cons: Will not run for more than a couple minutes, blank screen then right to BSOD. Have tried 3 drivers all same result. Will only run for a few minutes, web pages, youtube videos and mp4 files on xbmc trigger the bsod within a few seconds. If I just sit there on a desktop, will run for a little while but will suddenly crash. Can't even troubleshoot or install different drivers with the card in my system, it won't stay running long enough to finish installing

Other Thoughts: I take this card out and put back in my hd 5770 and it works perfectly. So it seems I can't upgrade to this card.
Even if the card runs for a few minutes it will not pass sound to the right rear speaker on my onkyo 5.1 receiver, just hear crackle in that speaker, but again put back in my hd 5770 card and all is well

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ASUS GeForce GTX 690 GTX690-4GD5 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Works absolutely fantastic. If you want to go SLI then this is the card.
Am running Microsoft FSX and Railworks TrainSimulator 2013 with custom sli settings and work fantastic.
Even if a game isn't sli supported you can set settings in Nvidia Inspector to force them.
Example in Railworks with normal setting it runs
57 FPS with core one at 98% and core two at 0%
with custom settings it runs
118 FPS with both cores at 96%

very quiet card and runs nice and cool. Even turbo boosts rather nicely

Cons: First card failed after one month, no video output on boot. But got to see how good Asus support is. Sent card to Asus USA, they have you send bare card no original box because they say if they repair it or send a refurbished card you won't get a retail box.
After trying to repair they sent me a brand new Retailed box card and I am back up and Running.

So 5 stars to ASUS support

Other Thoughts: Really like this card, wish it would have had a back plate but otherwise is nice is only a two slot card.
My Asus ROG GTX 580 it replaced was a 3 slot card.
If I had to do all over again would purchase again.
I am gaming on a single monitor, Korean Crossover 2560x1440 display with a 1920x1200 second display but I don't dual monitor game. Use the second monitor for other during gaming or non 3d map display for FSX
If you are gaming on a single monitor with at least 2560x1440 then get this card.
Multi monitor gaming hi resolution get the Titan.
Single Monitor 1920x1080 get a GTX 670 or 680 or Radeon 7970

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Display Name: Dean M.

Date Joined: 09/10/03

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