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Pros: The best price for a GTX 760 - I paid $240 with free shipping. I only bought the GTX 760 because of the great price and the free Splintercell Blacklist. My old card Powercolor Radeon 5830 still plays all games well and I really wanted a new Radeon card but AMD got slow with their new cards release, so I went with Nvidia this time because I'm on a very tight budget and they put a very nice price tag on the GTX 760. Game performance is great. Lifetime warranty from PNY is also nice. If you need to save money go with PNY, If you have more money I would recommend getting a card with custom cooling from MSI/ASUS/Gigabyte.
Cons: 1. Will not support Direct X 11.2 which is coming with Windows 8.1 and this is for all GTX 780/770/760 series.
2. Looks ugly, but that's the Nvidia reference design, not PNY's fault.
3. The cooler is getting loud under load, but you can set custom fan speed with MSI Afterburner software, shame on NVidia that they didn't put fan control in their driver software like it is for years in the AMD Radeon's drivers.
4. The build quality is not the best but it doesn't affect the cards performance.
This review is from: SYBA SY-PEX40039 PCI-Express 2.0 SATA III (6.0Gb/s) Controller Card
Pros: It works. I read most of the reviews before I get the card so I knew it can't get the full speed of a native SATA III motherboard I just hoped I will get some increase in speed but that didn't happen. My main SSD is AData SP900 256Gb and I had 200Mb read and 160Mb write on my Sata II mb controller measured with AS-SSD benchmark, When I connected the drive to the Sata III card I had exactly the same speed - no change. Then I tested the speed with ATTO disk benchmark and the speeds were 400mb read and 390mb write. Real time copy and paste in Windows between 2 ssd drives 1.7Gb file i had average write speed of 180mb. Now I have another SSD in my laptop which is Samsung 830 64GB so hooked it to the SATA III card and the speed went from 255Mb Read on my Sata II mb controller to 365Mb Read on the Sata III card tested with AS-SSD benchmark I also tested it with ATTO disk benchmark and the speed is pretty much the same. So the performance of this card is not a real SATA III and weather you will get a speed increase depends on the SSD controller in your drive - My Samsung SSD performs better on this card and my Adata is slower because it has Sandforce 2200 controller although it should be faster, but the samsung controller is just better. So I just have to wait for a while before I can afford to upgrade my motherboard to a real SATA III controller.
Cons: Drivers on the CD are old. I found newer ones with Google Asmedia_sata_1.4.1(www.station-drivers.com) form 12/26/2012 . Also when I installed the card in a PCI Express X1 slot my Sound Blaster X-Fi sound card stopped working, so I moved it to an open PCI Express X16 slot and it works fine now.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Looks nice,better than the pictures, Black PCB. Bought it on sale for $45. Kingston Hyper X was $50 and Crucial Ballistix was $47 but both were Single sticks of 8GB and I wanted 2x4GB for dual channel. I had 3GB of Crucial Value RAM in tripple channel at 1066 Mhz - Windows Score ->7.5, Team Vulcan in dual channel at 1600 Mhz- Windows Score ->7.6, Team Vulcan in dual channel at 1333 Mhz- Windows Score ->7.4 . Right now I'm using it at 1333 Mhz and I can't feel any difference in speed between this one and my old RAM its just larger size which is what I needed it for. Fast shipping from Newegg!
Cons: I have to run it at 1333Mhz because I'm using MSI Green Power to control the CPU fan and when I choose Max Power Save mode at 1600Mhz Windows crashes because the program undervolts the memory from 1.5V to 1.47V but at 1333Mhz I have no problem at all, runs very stable.READ FULL REVIEW