Date Joined: 06/28/13
Pros: Super fast card right out of the box, hitting 1950mhz on stock boost
Runs everything I can throw at it on maxed out ultra settings
Temps never get above 75C under full load
Whisper Quiet even when fans kick on
Love the backplate, gives it a very clean look
White LED's go well with almost any scheme
EVGA warranty/support/stepup program
Cons: Price, obviously it wasn't free, but was still a little more expensive than it "should be"
So many fingerprints on the backplate
This things kind of big, not as huge as a Windforce or even the MSI version, but still, make sure it fits your setup. Mine hangs off my Motherboard by about an inch, but wasn't a problem in my situation.
Overall Review: Bought this card to replace an old R7 260x that came with a newegg DIY build about 2 years ago. Needless to say the performance increase right out of the box was astounding. Haven't messed with any OCing yet, but right out of the gate I'm maxing game settings on Ultra.
3D mark Firestrike hit over 10k easy. Going to start tinkering with some settings and see what I can pump out of this bad boy. The next step will be a full cover waterblock to add into my CPU loop, but that's down the road. No rush at all as this card is an absolute monster already. Would definitely recommend and purchase again.
Pros: Bought this because I needed a few more molex connections but didn't want to have to run additional cables from my PSU. Does the job as described, splits one molex into 4 for those extra LED etc... would buy another if needed
Cons: None so far, will review further after more use.
Pros: Excellent cooler for the price. Was abled to OC my FX-6300 to 4.5ghz with ease while still having some headroom to go higher. Keeps temp very manageable while under load, definitely would recommend. Next step is full blow water cooling, but this is an excellent start.
Cons: - Not the easiest to install
- Could get in the way of high profile RAM as others have stated
- Stock fan is ridiculously noisy
Overall Review: Definitely not worth dropping an egg for a noisy fan or the ease of install, but since everything it's not 5 eggs.