Joined on 12/27/03
Pros: Overclocking features like you wouldnt believe... Stable, plenty of features, great support, stock northbridge cooling is very sufficient.
Cons: None to speak of...
Overall Review: Do not hesitate to purchase this board for a 939/PCI-E combo, worth every penny.
outstanding little chip
Pros: Reasonable cost great Performance
Overall Review: Stock heatsink is very acceptable unless you have other plans beyond default speeds. Stable @ 460x7 (on air - 41 idle 53load) which is a considerable increase from the default 1.86ghz. If you get a decently binned chip then there is massive potential there waiting to be tapped into.
Pros: Budget friendly price/performance
Cons: color and timings
Overall Review: Holds DRR2-900 @ 5-5-5-15-25 but with 2.1v. Had a bit of an issue trying to get default timings of 4-4-4-12 below 2.0v but really no huge deal. If you dont have an enormous budget and looking for something decent then these sticks are alright. No where near stellar, but still capable.
Pros: Superior cooling for the price. Easily mounted Very quiet
Cons: My only issue was with how large the thing is.
Overall Review: To date, THE BEST Air hs/f I've used for any cpu I've owned. Opty 148 with my Zalman 7700 use to idle around 31C and load 45C. With this, I'm idle 23-25C and load around 36-37C Couldnt be more happy, however make sure you have a case with plenty of space and air flow, or you will regret it.
Pros: Excellent preformance Runs quite cool Decent software bundle
Cons: Fan on 100% can be a little...loud
Overall Review: Quite the jump from my 7800GT. IQ has noticably increased. Having a slight issue with VPU recover, working on resolving it though. Also having problems with Omega Display drivers. Other than that, I'm very happy with my preformance increase. My 7800GT was pulling around 7600 on 3Dmark05, this card (with a small OC) can achieve nearly 10k points. My preformance in FEAR, Oblivion, COD2 and BF2 is great, and as my second Sapphire card, I'm still a satisfied customer...just need to fix a couple minor things and it would be perfect. Dont be afriad to purchase this card. However if you have the extra $80, drop it on the X1900 line, as this series is quickly being phased out.