Joined on 04/05/12
Best 1080ti out there
Pros: -owned for 1 year 4 months. flawless performance -hybrid cooling never goes into scary temperature territory like many air-cooled cards. AIO closed loop a beautiful technology -VRAM and other hot components taken care of by the thermal solutions delivered by EVGA -higher frame rates than the Founder's Edition cards -thermal paste already comes on the heatsink -recommended by Gamers Nexus youtube channel. Their review and detailed breakdown of this card's thermals convinced me. They weren't wrong on this card
Overall Review: Founder's Edition card busted under normal running conditions (not overclocked). This replaced it and the thermals for this card are unbelievable even under ULTRA settings on every game
Died 2 weeks in
Pros: Powerful when working. 60 frames ultra on witcher 3. 75 fps on arma 3. 59-60 frames on tekken 7. Did a run one day playing gwint on witcher 3. Fan went insane, comp shut down after 10 seconds. Black screen with white lines running across screen after startup bios page ran. Needs more cooling for this card, i did not overclock. Switched to default display, everything worked confirming this card's death.
Cons: Cooling issues. I cant think of another reason why it did that. But I do know it happened when it was under ultra settings after hours of playing witcher 3
Overall Review: I would opt for a better cooled card even if you wont be overclocking.
Everything as expected
Pros: For the monitor I received -No backlight bleeding -No dead/stucks pixels -g sync works as it should. stopped almost all screen tearing under 165 fps -1440p resolution is significantly crisper and cleaner than 1080p BenQ TN Monitor -IPS panel can be viewed at more angles than BenQ's above-average TN panel. No pinkish/darkened screen when looking at angles -First Person Shooter games are massively better with more detail on screen and no screen tearing -Desktop experience is more crisp and detailed and feels more "smooth"
Cons: -stated as 1ms GTG, received on box as 4ms GTG. although, I do not experience any difference from my 1ms TN panel as far as ghosting -was frustrated in the beginning as resolution was only 60 hz. Had to go to NVIDIA control panel (right click on desktop screen) to enable to the 144hz I wanted
Overall Review: -still better than 4k panels for a "gamer experience", because of more frames per second. but not getting the full 4k experience isn't a huge drawback. My Nvidia 1080ti , Intel i7 7700k rig is perfect for this monitor as it pushes out 120 frames for the lower-end classic games going back 2 years or so and around 60-70 frames for the AAA games on Ultra settings. Having these games be 4k is unplayable for my 1080ti to run. -SO, until Nvidia can deliver a card that can run Ray Tracing, 4k resolution, 120 frames per second (which current benchmarks of (2) 2080ti via SLI can not perform) . I'm not switching my card/monitor anytime soon as I get a gamer's experience of 120 fps in 1440p. I would rather have that than a somewhat playable 4k 60fps "cinematic" experience.