Throttling due to poor memory cooling1/30/2021 11:34:18 AM

Overall Review: Gigabyte appears to have failed to provide adequate cooling for the RAM in the Gaming OC. There are a number of other users that have made the same claims that occur in the same circumstances. Placed into a clean install of Win10. Consistently sub-par performance compared to other 3080 cards using Passmark PerformanceTest and (always around 20th percentile, performing far below expectations). Core temps have never gone over 65C for me. HWINFO64 verifies that the core temps are low, but thermal performance limit has been reached. This happens even at core temps of 39C. This is with the power limit set to 70% and with the core underclocked by 300. Update: The white thermal pads (almost a putty) used between the memory and cooler is the problem. I bought some Thermal Grizzly 2mm thermal pads, then took the cooler off and replaced the OEM pads. Boom done. No more throttling due to memory overheating.

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Dumpsterfire Quality and Unusable1/8/2021 2:28:30 PM

Cons: The camera will not scan the mobile QR code required to setup the software. Completely useless. Yes, I entered the correct wifi password. Yes, the room is well lit and the display was at max brightness.

Overall Review: Zero effort product with no quality control. Not manufactured by a company called Huntvision, but is rebranded from Foscam. 0.0 / 10

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Good design, features, and easy install, but manufacturing problems.12/20/2018 11:42:10 AM

Pros: Good aesthetics, easy install, intuitive cable management options, and easy to adjust LED settings.

Cons: 1. On every single one of the expansion card covers, the screw was installed cross-threaded making it a serious pain to remove and secure cards. I'm not going to be swapping stuff in and out very often at all, so I figured I would just deal with it rather than transplanting all of my components into a replacement case - poor QC. 2. I had difficulty getting the screws holding the tempered glass panels to seat over the rubber alignment fittings. Whatever orientation I tried, one or two of the four had to be smashed down in order to get the panels back on.

Overall Review: No big problems, but definitely annoying. Still a good case overall. I would give it four, but those issues make me wonder whether I'll find any other build problems in the future.

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Nice Feel, Unforgivably Cheap Keycaps6/18/2014 1:58:30 PM

Pros: MX Cherry brown switches provide good feedback and responsiveness. Decent customization options for lighting and macro keys.

Cons: Multiple keycaps started breaking after about 6 months of use. I don't type with an abnormal amount of force, and this is the first keyboard I've owned in 25+ years of PC use where the keys have actually broke from normal use. This seems to be a somewhat common problem with this keyboard, and Logitech wanted me to send the whole thing in for warranty support instead of just sending two replacement key caps, so I didn't bother.

Overall Review: Absolutely not worth the money for a keyboard failing in it's most basic function. Unless Logitech has expressly stated that the build quality of the keycaps has been revised, DO NOT BUY.

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Good stats, bad on Windows 7 64bit2/26/2012 10:44:31 AM

Pros: Good drivers, great software, comfortable for long use

Cons: I somehow missed this in my research - Many people have had problems with pops/crackling every second or so when playing back videos or music, but apparently only in Windows 7 64bit. Playing games without other media going, I have never had a problem. I'm not sure if other 64bit versions of Windows has this problem, but it's a hell of a deal breaker for me.

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6/13/2009 7:25:23 PM

Pros: Excellent price/performance ratio Overclocks very well Tears through everything I have thrown at it yet, operating at 1680x1050. FPS dropped below 30 in Crysis on with settings on High, but buying a second card fixed that. Mirror's Edge with max settings and PhysX on ran perfectly on a single GPU; no FPS under 45.

Cons: Requires huge amounts of power (can't really fault the manufacturer) Runs very hot under load (it's gotten to 85C), but has not passed the thermal design rating. Firmware issue that has not been resolved yet - the fan idles at 40% capacity, but does not increase until temperatures reach 75-80C. Workaround for this is to use the EVGA Precision utility and manually increase the fan speed.

Overall Review: Great card that is well worth the cost. Requires two PCI-e power connectors. If you plan on running two of these, with a system similar to mine below, you will need at least an 850watt PSU. My 700 OCZ StealthXtreme shut itself off during Crysis without underclocking the cards, so I ordered a 1000 watt from here as well. Core i7 920, Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R, 6GB Corsair PC1333, 2x EVGA GTX 275SC, 2x WD VelociRaptor 300GB, 2x other SATA HD, Soundblaster X-Fi Xtrememusic

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