Date Joined: 10/27/15
Pros: -12 Cores for the Price of 8 Cores on the Intel line up
-Worked on my X470 board without issues
-Great gaming performance (boosts up to 4.525 GHz on single core for me). I game at either 1440p or 2160p, which means the bottle neck would be at the GPU. There is no functional difference (can you notice a 2-3Fps difference over 60FPS?) in gaming performance at these resolutions compared to the 9900K. Also, if you are thinking of buying this CPU for gaming, but have an older GPU, I would recommend just upgrading the GPU.
-The extra cores are great for work. I do a fair amount of signal processing for work, so the extra cores are a big help.
Cons: -Hard to find in stock. I got lucky on Newegg a couple of weeks ago.
-Need to keep your BIOS up to date. I have an Asrock Taichi Ultimate x470 board, and initially, the CPU wasn't boosting up to spec, even though BIOS was up to date. Two weeks later, another update came out, and since then the CPU has been working well.
Overall Review: - Basically a top of the line CPU for all your needs, not to mention at a really good price.
- Works on non-X570 boards, which is far better than Intel forcing you to buy a new board for an upgrade.
-If you can find this at MRSP, and you want a top of line, great at everything CPU, then buy this.
Pros: -HDR on this is retina-burning amazing
-high color accuracy and richness, I have a dual monitor setup with a 23in 4k asus monitor, and the image on the other monitor looks washed out, even with the HDR turned off on the Acer monitor
-everything as advertised
Cons: -the haloing effect due to the FALD technology, which is very minor. I literally only noticed it when I was playing with the settings on f.lux and turned the brightness all the way down. I do not notice this when gaming (I primarily play destiny 2) or everyday use.
Overall Review: - everyone mentions the fan, it is not audible to me, either gaming with hdr or otherwise (you can hear it if you go directly behind the monitor and put your ear up close).
- the vesa mount came with vented slots so it does not choke the fan (I have this on a vesa mount, and even with vented slots, the fan is not audible to me)
- the RGB back light matches my build
- it is expensive, but you get what you pay for, which is fantastic image quality
- you definitely need a 1080Ti+ to fully use this monitor
- I saw this German reviewer on youtube (it is a popular video for this monitor) really criticizing this monitor, but I'm convinced that he got a bad panel because mine does not have any of his problems.
Pros: -Worked well and expected, for around 3 months
Cons: -Runs very warm when in SLI. I have two in SLI in a Corsair 780t with really good ventilation, and the cards level around 85/80C on furmark before they start to throttle.
-Because the cards runs hot when in SLI, I decided to liquid cool the GPUs, which reduced the peak temps to around 50-60C. However, this meant I had to remove the GPU back plates and stock cooler. Two months afterward, one of the two GPUs (the bottom one) died. Gave me a blue screen, then when I restarted only one GPU was recognized. Tried swapping slots, changing power cables, and nothing. Of course, because I removed the back plate to water cool, the warranty is void. The whole situation is upsetting because had the cards ran cooler together, I wouldn't have gone through the trouble to liquid cool, and the whole point of liquid cooling was to prolong the GPU's life span.