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Pros: Well built and awesome packaging, I mean AWESOME packaging! The card looks real slick when the MSI logo lights up in my case.
No more "load Jitters" when I flick the mouse real fast to look behind, just smooth as butter
Incredibly quiet, i notice the fans go to off or low when i play older games, its like
Lots of HDMI ports!
Newegg - again been a customer since day 1 with your company and as always, fast shipping (came 1 day earlier) and very nice packaging.
Cons: No cons with the card BUT....waiting for a month for this sucker to come back in stock was awful ;)
Other Thoughts: I upgraded from a GTX 660 TI, so as you can imagine, the performance gain was unreal.
First, my system specs:
CPU: AMD FX 8350 8-Core @ 4.4 Ghz (air)
GFX: MSI GTX 1080 GAMING 8G 8GB 256-Bit (obviously the card I am reviewing)
RAM: 16 Gig DDr3 1866 G Skill RipJaw
SSD: Samsung Evo 850
Monitor: 27 inch Crossover 1440p (2560X1440 Resolution)
PSU: thermal take Gold 750 watt modular
Sound: Asus Xonar Essence STX
I only installed the latest drivers from nvidia, I have not used the supplied CD for the over clocking tools yet, at this point there is absolutely no need to over clock anything. I consider myself a casual gamer and no longer an OC enthusiast.
The Games and Performance on my AMD FX 8350:
Doom 2016- (2560 X 1440) OpenGL 4.5 - All settings on Ultra, outdoor mars levels - went from 25 fps on the old 660 TI to an amazing 113 FPS average, indoors average around 180 FPS ( have not tried Vulkan yet, but may not need to)
WoW - Raiding, Hellfire Citadel, LFR - all setting max - Particle count high - FPS averages 89, that's with a 20 man raid, over world zones 290 average FPS. Horde Garrison 65 FPS average
The Forest (alpha) - (2560 X 1440) - Ultra everything - Beaches around 80 FPS, in the woods with all the shadows around 55-63 FPS. Note that this game is extreme alpha and has no optimized code so don't let these low FPS make you think this card is weak.
Battlefield 4 - (2560 X 1440) Ultra settings and very high AA/AF settings - Lancang Dam averages 131 fps
Those were just a few of the games I play and wanted to share my FPS with you. I decided since the last GFX Card I bought was a budget card from 5 years ago (the GTX 660 TI), it was time to just pony up the money and buy the flagship. I was torn between the 1070 and the 1080, I guess I saw a few reviews and most have suggested that the 1070 is a great 1080p/1440p gaming card and the GTX1080 will future-proof you a little better. I plan on upgrading to a 4k - 32 inch monitor in the very near future so this is why i chose the GTX1080. I chose MSI because of the overwhelming positive reviews from gamers. I usually buy EVGA but this time I tried a new brand and i loved the way this card looked.
Since I use an AMD processor, I wanted to share how this card performs with a few of my favorite games. The benchmarks you read online always have some super expensive Intel Core i7 so i thought why not post some more down to earth FPS averages on my 8-Core AMD CPU.
In closing, I hope this review has proven helpful to a few of you out there and I would click "add to basket" soon, it won't stay in stock long!
This review is from: Vizio E Series 50" 1080p 120Hz Effective Refresh Rate Full-Array LED Smart TV E50-C1
Pros: Amazing picture quality, great smart features, sleep timer, easy firmware upgrade and wifi setup.
The remote control has a nice feel to it when pushing buttons and has a well thought out design.
Cons: Only a slight con, the remote control doesn't have a button for the sleep timer, you have to go into the menu and turn it on, nothing that will remove an egg just an extra step when you are in bed /lazy.
Other Thoughts: I received my refurb in the mail a few days ago from a neweggflash sale. The box was unmarked which is great since it sat outside my house waiting for me to get home. The TV came in superior packaging, all the peel off plastic was on the TV. No dents, dings or dead pixels. You may call me crazy but in bed, about 25 feet from the TV, this TV puts off an image quality almost as good and one of my 4K TV's. I thought vizio was some Kmart/Wal-mart brand TV but, for our bedroom its great. Adjustable brightness, a night time mode "dark" mode. Smooth motion, great colors and smart features. I might buy another for the guest bedroom.
Now go get yours =)
Pros: 6 heat pipes, light weight, great packaging and parts description. Excellent cooling with proper air flow and space.
Cons: Fan noise (perhaps just mine?)
Other Thoughts: Massive cooler with easy to read directions, well-marked bags of parts. I felt like I was opening my first iPhone again, the packaging was amazing.
This unit replaced a cooler master 3 heat pipe with 92mm fan. I wanted more cooling for my AMD FX8350 @4.4ghz because I noticed with my cooler master, my CPU temps while gaming were nearing 65 degrees C which is higher than what AMD recommends.
The heat sink is massive but somehow fits. ** Because of the heat sinks on my ram, I wasn’t able to install the included 140mm fan on the front of the cooler like the picture shows. Instead, I set up a push pull config. I took one of my 120mm case fans, and put it on the front of the cpu cooler, and installed the 140mm included fan to the rear of the heat sink. Something that is a bonus is, the cpu cooler comes with 2 sets of fan clips (4 total) which work with 120/140mm fans.
After using the cooler, I heard an annoying whine/hiss/hum sound come from the fan when it really spun up to its max RPM, (on my PC it was around 1130rpm), and when the system idles (900rpm), it was silent again. I ended up replacing the included 140mm fan with a cooler master silent 140mm fan and now my system is near silent.
Under gaming load my CPU levels out at around 49-52 degrees C (assuming my den is around 76 degrees F) and the cpu idles at 32 degrees C now. A massive change from my old temps of 39-idle and 65-under load.
I would recommend this product, but I would be aware of the sheer size of this, and ensure it will fit in your case, and take in account the height of your RAM because the included fan may not fit on the front of the heat sink.