Joined on 04/17/20
I ran this thing on a 9700K
Pros: - Looks dope - Very, very low profile
Cons: - Runs hot I'll get out - Loud, it runs around 4500-5200 RPM
Overall Review: I bought this thing with my new 9700k awhile ago, I knew it wasn't going to work that great on that kind of CPU, but I just wished it did. You could probably get away with putting this on a lower tier CPU, and it would inescapably be useful in a place where space is tight.
Great hardware, not the best software/drivers
Pros: - Awesome 1440p output - Great hardware - Vertical mount compatible
Cons: - Factory tuning is not very well done - Not for someone that doesn't want to be messing with their GPU tuning
Overall Review: I bought this GPU for my first PC build. I rushed it a little, and in hindsight, I should have done more research in the graphics department. This does not mean I don't love this thing. In most games, you will not see a different between this card and a 2080ti. The sweet spot for me is 2009 MHz/1110 mV, and the ram maxed at 1888MHz. Set power consumption to max and turn your fans up a little and I get 10-12 more frames average, consume 40w less, and 30F degrees cooler. Make sure you update all the drivers from Gigabyte too. This GPU pairs really well on the CableMod Vertical Mount in my ATX case, and Gigabytes new 32" 1440p monitor.
Big ol cooler (9700K)
Pros: - Keeps the things cool and good - Very silent - Very shiny
Cons: - I have no clue how to remove it but I am sure there is support for that stuff somewhere
Overall Review: - Things never really get hotter than 63-66 degrees full load - Very good cooler, beats tf out of a liquid setup