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Pros: I was on the fence about buying this card, I didn't know if I should go with a 4gb card or a faster GPU. I asked around and 99% of people said go with a faster GPU. Most said you won't use 4gb of vram at 1080p gaming. That may be true for some games but not modded Skyrim. I have observed skyrim eat almost all 4gb of vram at 1080p with heavy AA settings. I bought this card for skyrim and coming from a gtx560 1gb card its like night and day. The gtx560 was fast enough for skyrim but with 1gb there was some lag when paging files in and out of vram. With this card there is no more loading lag and games are very smooth. I have managed to overclock this card to boost at 1306 mhz and the memory to 3802mhz with no problems. Im sure it could go higher with a modded bios but until I need a few more fps I will just leave it alone. I am no pro at overclocking, although my first overclock was on a Intel Pentium 75mhz clocked to 100mhz, so I have some experience with it. I can say that I was impressed with the memory OC and saw a notable improvement in frame rate when heavy AA was in use. This is a nice card if you need the 4gb for hi res textures. IF you want to play a stock game at 1080p then go with a faster gpu you wont need 4gb, but if you play skyrim modded then this card is where its at.
Cons: The only complaint I have is the way this thing overclocks. What was wrong with the simple overclocking where you set a clock speed for core and memory and thats what it? No boost clocks no TDP ect.
Other Thoughts: Overall I am happy with this card. I only game in the winter and this winter its all about Skyrim. I have always liked PC games and being able to mod a game can put PC gaming on a another level. I have pushed this card to the max and have used all 4gb of memory playing skyrim. I think I will buy another and sli, I wonder if I could use all 8gb of vram....READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: This is a good solid motherboard with great sound. It has all the newer features a modern motherboard should have such as usb3.0 and 6Gb/s sata and hdmi. However I have not had much luck with overclocking with this motherboard.
Cons: The overclocking features are there in the BIOS, however I can not get them to work correctly. I have disabled the throttling features such as powernow and C6 state. I can get a stable 4.3ghz overclock with the A10-5800k but under full load it will still throttle to 14x multiplier. It will also throttle with stock clocks. You would not notice this unless you have cpu-z running while running prime95. I do not believe this to be an overheating issue as temp monitoring software says max temp under load is 39c.
Other Thoughts: I really don't know for sure if its the motherboard or processor that is causing the throttling issue. Anyone else have this problem? Alos if someone else with a A10-5800k could run CPU-z and prime 95 with stock clock speeds to see if it still throttles that would be great.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Its reasonably quick, dx11, can crossfire with an and Apu
Cons: Still not fast enough. Its a great card for a htpc but not for a serious gamer.
Other Thoughts: This card will play any game out now but not maxed out. That's the way I like to play but crossfire with an a8 apu and maxing games is easy at HD rez.READ FULL REVIEW