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Danny T.

Danny T.

Joined on 03/22/11

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Monstrous 970

ZOTAC AMP! GeForce GTX 970 4GB DDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card (AMP! Extreme Edition) ZT-90103-10P
ZOTAC AMP! GeForce GTX 970 4GB DDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card (AMP! Extreme Edition) ZT-90103-10P

Pros: • Fantastic packaging, good looking card. Nice weighty cover and backplate, durable and nice to the touch. LEDs look great if that's your thing. • Obliterates my 760 right out of the box before even touching FireStorm. Very fast, as expected of a 970. • Card has 3 DisplayPort slots which is a nice touch, and even includes a VGA to DVI converter in the box. • Cool card. Dark Souls 2, Final Fantasy XIV, Farcry 4 and Vanishing of Ethan Carter over the course of 12 hours straight and the card is still running at a stable 50C with stock coolers. • Silent. With higher loads it makes a bit of a hum, but the card I received is mostly unnoticeable with absolutely no coil whine.

Cons: • HUGE card; the biggest drawback for me. I knew the length ordering it, but I had to fight with my cables to get it into my smaller case regardless. The front cover and backplate are also very thick; on my ATX board it actually sits 1mm from the RAM lock pins. Initial insertion actually popped my RAM sticks out. You may also have issues if you plan to SLI these. • Needs two 8-pin connectors. Box includes two 6+6 to 8 connectors, but both wouldn't fit into the card connectors properly as the cable pin cables were misaligned. Thankfully I had a modular PSU with extra cables, but be wary. • FireStorm software is... not so great. Don't expect to OC the card as much as you want to, even though the card is clearly capable of it.

Overall Review: The card is great and works as I expected, the cons I listed aren't major enough for me to dock an egg. Great card, on the pricier end of 970s but you get what you pay for and I am extremely happy with the card.