Works as advertised6/15/2018 8:55:10 AM

Pros: Drop temperatures of an 8700 K almost 30°C

Cons: Use caution when using this product less is best

Overall Review: Ran some tests in application with two different processors and I'll share my results. Apply clear nail polish to the four contacts near the die and after it dries apply tape around the die. Apply a tiny amount on the die remember less is best and then spread it. I have found by only applying on the die and not the IHS and using no sealer the temperatures dropped by almost 30C. Apply superglue on the outside corners only to secure the IHS and that is not even necessary if you install it and clamp it correctly in the socket. It appears if you apply the sealant and a second coat of the thermal compound on the IHS it increases the gap between the IHS and the die. After trying the two application procedures the way I suggested decrease the temperature another 5C. Running 5.0 GHz at 1.328 V and testing with AID64 the maximum temperature 63C. Just a quick note the original temperature under stress would spike to 93C.

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Excellent Motherboard4/5/2018 12:51:40 PM

Pros: Had an early Asus X 99 deluxe which was a nightmare, it finally failed using a Intel 5930. I replaced that motherboard and processor with this board and an Intel 8700 and was really surprised at the performance increase. I have overclocked the processor to 5.0 MHz. Once you learn how to set it up it's a breeze.

Cons: Cheap bracket to hold the auxiliary fan. It's so flimsy that the 30 or 40 MM fans vibrate.

Overall Review: I'm not one who usually recommends anything but this motherboard works as advertised.

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Best thermal paste I've ever used7/21/2017 12:57:22 PM

Pros: I have always used Arctic Silver 5 but I thought I would try something different when remounting my cooler. When stress testing with Arctic Silver I would run a package temperature as high as 82c but when switching to Tuniq TX-4 I could hardly believe my eyes the package temperature dropped to an absolute high of 71c.

Cons: None

Overall Review: I have always been hesitant to make recommendations but this stuff is the real deal.

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The real deal4/25/2017 4:32:21 AM

Pros: This card works as advertised no throttling, maximum temperature with heavens bench test 63 and a speed out of the box of 2025 I am really impressed.

Cons: I cannot think of a thing I would change in the way this card works it is dead quiet. I've heard other people complain about coil whine this one is dead silent and you can't even tell when the fans are running. The best graphics card I've ever owned!

Overall Review: I originally purchased another 1080 TI from another manufacturer which I purchased from Newegg and that thing ran so hot that it throttled most of the time. When contacting the manufacturer all I got were excuses and told it can run up to 91° and they were not willing to do anything about it. So I found the perfect fix the Asus ROG GTX 1080 TI OC edition. Let me emphatically state you get what you pay for, don't waste your money buying any other 1080 TI. If you want solid performance don't hesitate this is the one for you.

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Hot like a toaster3/29/2017 4:55:42 PM

Pros: Appears fast really fast and it does not appear to be a reference board with a different cooler.

Cons: When flying X plane 11 this card runs with fans at maximum 100% temperature hovers between 81 and 85 way too hot! At these temperatures I don't think this card will not hold up. My previous Asus 1080 Strix addition including overclocking ran at a cool maximum of 73°, I am really disappointed!

Overall Review: The only suggestion I would make is to hold off for a different card with better cooling. After contacting MSI, I was told that this graphics card comes with a three-year warranty from the manufacturer as long as you retain the original cooler and it is normal according to their specifications to run up to 90°. I have contacted this company several times regarding problems with their website and am unable to register the card. I have never dealt with a company as evasive and uncooperative as MSI. Needless to say this is the last product I will ever purchase from them.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Valued Customer, If you have any questions or concerns regarding the product, suggestions for improvement for us, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at usreview@msi.com and we will be more than happy to assist you, thank you. Thanks for choosing MSI. Best Regards, MSI Review Team | KL03312017001 | usreview@msi.com
The most bizarre monitor I've ever owned10/12/2016 7:45:35 PM

Pros: None so far

Cons: The first thing I noticed the screen was washed out. After spending two hours trying to figure out the on screen menu I was able to obtain a decent brightness and contrast level by changing all the default settings. I contacted Acer support and could not understand what they were saying because their English was so poor and finally gave up. The colors are extremely strange they appear at times to have a greenish tint other times a bluish tint and it just doesn't look right to my eyes. My previous monitor always demonstrated great color and this one I just can't put my finger on what's wrong with it.I have not made up my mind to keep it or send it back and buy another Asus.

Overall Review: Unless you want to torture yourself I would not recommend this product the way it is working right now. After trying every calibration setting it's still not right.I will keep trying to adjust it and see if I can improve the color. I will update this review in a few days if I make any headway if not New Egg will get it back.

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Excellent Product7/25/2016 8:52:14 AM

Pros: Works exactly as advertised

Cons: Would like to have seen the logo reversible on the edge of the RAM so that they all would face the same direction.

Overall Review: Was even able to overclock from the 3000 speed 3200

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Poor Execution7/15/2016 11:02:06 PM

Pros: The card appears to work okay but has some design flaws.

Cons: The included software does not work well and if you buy this card you should consider MSI afterburner it's easier to use with much better results. Also the lighting that pierces the back of the card is blinding at night if you have a clear side case and it is at desk level. I find it hard to believe that their engineering and design staff hadn't noticed that!

Overall Review: It is what I've come to expect from Asus regarding the common sense in the execution of quality of their products.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Arthur, Hello, I would like to thank you for taking your time in writing this review. We certainly value your feedback. It is unfortunate that you do not like the included software that came with this card because it does not work well, and that you believe it has design flaws. I would love to help you with the issues you are having with the software. Sorry for the inconvenience this caused you. Feel free to contact me at cl-justin@asus.com and I will help you to the best of my abilities. I'm here to assist our customers with our products and dedicated in bringing a resolution to all issues that they may come across. Your case for reference is #N160641755 Thanks for choosing ASUS Regards, Justin ASUS Customer Loyalty
Disappointed6/10/2016 2:31:45 PM

Pros: Not many

Cons: The gray scale from one side to another varies looking white in the center and yellowish 2 inches from each edge. Black print actually changes color across the screen.

Overall Review: I would not recommend this product it appears the reviews I have read are correct and you should not buy this product. I contacted Asus support where I kept getting disconnected, finally got to speak with their technical people who could not even explain the difference in the color of the light on the power button. The explanation with the instructions indicate three colors yellow white and blue however the indicator shows yellow blue and red with no explanation.The person I spoke with could not understand what I meant by a grayscale shift across the screen and stated it was normal. This monitor reminds me of an old TV screen that needed to be the degaussed. I guess I bought the wrong product.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Arthur, Hello, I would like to thank you for taking your time in writing this review. We certainly value your feedback. It is unfortunate to hear that your monitor is suffering from gray scale shift. Have you tried using a different display port? Sorry for the inconvenience this caused you. Fortunately, you can submit an RMA at http://www.asus.com/us/support,. ASUS offers 2 to 3 year warranty on our monitors. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me at cl-justin@asus.com and I will help you to the best of my abilities. I'm here to assist our customers with our products and dedicated in bringing a resolution to all issues that they may come across. Your case for reference is #N160632123 Thanks for choosing ASUS Regards, Justin ASUS Customer Loyalty
Unbelievable performance6/2/2016 8:23:37 PM

Pros: I had previously used a super clocked GTX 980 TI exclusively for X-Plane10 and had a frame rate with most settings from high to maximum of anywhere between 15 and 70. I installed the GTX 1080 and overclocked it to 2025 and made sure I set the fan speed when using this program to maximum. The frame rate never dropped below 50 and maintained 75 where I have it limited to. I would have never believed that this card would work as well as it did. I am not one who recommends products often but this card is an exception.

Cons: The hassle of trying to buy a GT X 1080 when they appear to never be in stock and the cost. I must have lucked out because as soon as I bought it newegg was out of them but I did get mine.Be aware this card runs hot and in less set up correctly it will throttle.

Overall Review: If you are a gamer and especially if you are a flight simulator enthusiast this card is a must.This manufacturer gives a lifetime warranty on this product at no charge if you register it.

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