Date Joined: 07/31/06
Pros: The card works as I expected. All 6 displays were detected and working as soon as I installed the correct drivers and re-booted.
Cons: The files on the CD that came with it installed but the Catalyst Control Center Program would not run. I ended up having to get the drivers from the AMD/ATI site because the driver files on the VisionTek site were damaged.
Overall Review: Overall this card works great. I would like to have the abiity to turn on/off the eyefinity function without having to go thru as many steps as required now.
Pros: I purchased an addonics 4 port ESATA II RAID JBOD PCIX card because my server did not have a PCIx slot. I used 2 of the ports to connect the Towerraid box. I put 8- 1TB Hitachi drives in it. I set up 2 Parity Raid groups with 4 drives each. Each group uses 2 drives from each channel of the 2 eSATA ports. The Card did all of the striping and RAID setup with 2% CPU Usage. It took around 32 hours to setup the raid. I partitioned with Windows server 2003 to get 2 - 2.72TB Raid drives. I have not measured the speed yet but It is very fast. I even play video from it with no problems.
Cons: None from me.
Overall Review: I purchased this to store all of my videos, Manuals, Pictures, etc on that I always have to search for on Backup DVD's. Now they are all in one place and I don't have to worry as much about loosing the data.
Pros: This board is great. It runs, and it runs without complaigning. I have 2 them, Identical machines, 600W PSU, I have not overclocked YET. Plenty of i/o. I have it running graphic programs, Auction programs, Internet Searches all at the same time and I don't have to wait on anything!
Cons: Only con was I bought 2, 1 was DOA. As always NewEgg promptly replaced it. 2nd worked fine.
Overall Review: I wish it came with some VR gloves and glasses. :0)