Date Joined: 03/27/17
Pros: - Extremely fast
- Reasonably quiet fans under load
- Good temps
- The styling of the card is very sleek
Cons: - RGB is kind of laughable, only the small logo. But I turned it off anyway.
- The card stopped working after only 1.5 months. Card randomly black screened, then stopped displaying any output, cranked fans to 100% and crashed my system.
System will no longer boot with GPU installed (Asus z390 board shows VGA error LED) and I get to start the RMA process.
Overall Review: Perhaps better quality control is needed. For a card this expensive to die in less than 2 months is pretty bad, and doesn't give me any confidence in long term durability after the warranty expires.
Pros: - Fast paced fun 3rd person shooter
- Flying is pretty fluid
Cons: - There isn't much of anything to do after you finish the story. Grinding for higher end gear, you will hit a wall fast... and from then on you are stuck playing the same few maps over and over again hoping to be blessed for a drop that isn't utterly useless, which is rare.
Overall Review: - I got this for free with a 2080ti, so I am glad I didn't pay for it.
- Check out the subreddit for insight into how awful the launch of this game has been
- Check out other titles for your looter shooter fix, at least until this one is fixed, if ever.
Pros: - Easy to use
- RGB is a nice touch, if that's your thing
Cons: - Very expensive for what it is
Overall Review: - Make sure you buy the correct slot-spacing bridge. If you don't know for sure, double check with your motherboard manufacture.
- I wish I would have had the foresight to get a 4 slot motherboard. 3 slot design leaves almost no room between my rtx 2080ti's, so the top card runs hot constantly.
Pros: Able to surpass 5ghz on all cores, but I keep it at 5ghz all cores using an AiO Asus watercooler.
Able to pass the 2000 mark in Cinebench.
Gaming on this CPU paired with a 2080ti is amazing.
Great balance between being a powerhouse for gaming and work.
The box for the CPU is cool looking, I decided to display it next to my case.
Cons: Can run pretty hot when overclocked pass 5ghz.
Price is a bit high.
Overall Review: They are hard to find at the moment. I was able to get one by having my card on file for Newegg, and using auto notify. so I bought the CPU (was at a store when I got the email) and noticed it was in stock for over 20 minutes. I would definitely try using it. I cancelled my order elsewhere.
Pros: Keeps CPU temps pretty low
The screen can be configured to show temps, speed, voltage, custom gif files etc.
Best looking cooler on the market imo.
Comes with 2 ROG branded 120mm fans
The RGB is very small, making it more of an accent. I like this.
Cons: It can be pretty loud at high speeds, but that doesn't bother me much. It is much louder than my Thermal Take AiO from years ago.
Correct software can be annoying to find.
Overall Review: I had look around to eventually find the correct software on Asus site. Here is the correct version of LiveDash for this cooler.
Pros: - Silent when not gaming. Fans turn off completely most of the time when not needed.
- Amazing gaming experience. If you want the best of the best, this card seems like the one to get right now.
- RGB lighting. I was afraid it would look tacky, but it actually looks quite nice.
- The software is pretty good, very similar to MSI Afterburner, but with added options for the RGP lighting custom modes.
- Never gets hot. Even pushing the card to 2050+mhz gpu clock / 12000+mhz memory clock at 100% usage, I don't see tempts over 55c... which is amazing.
- Extremely well built. When you hold and look at it, it feels like a heavy duty premium product.
Cons: - Not Zotac's fault, but NVidia seems to have locked the GPU voltage on the 1080ti from being adjusted any higher. This card could easily handle more power, but is limited by this.
- Doesn't really overclock better than any other board I've seen. The clocks speeds typically seem to oc to 2050/12000 range along all cards as far as I know. Despite the massive heat sink and fans, it won't be able to get much higher than that (again, Nvidias design flaw)
- Slightly annoying noise when fans start spinning, but you get used to it.
- Possible GPU sag. Luckily I have not had this problem, but I've seen a lot of reviews where it does.
Overall Review: - If you want the maximum consumer level performance possible right now, the GTX 1080 Ti is the monster you have been looking for.
- If you are looking to simply overclock as much as possible, this card won't really do any better than other cards. They all basically run the same in my opinion.
- If you are looking to game without a screaming loud fan system (even at full load it isn't very loud) and at very low temps, this card is perfect.
Overall I would definitely recommend this card to anyone looking for a higher end air cooled 1080ti. I ran 2x EVGA GTX680's in SLi and a Gigabyte GTX750ti as a physix card before upgrading to the 1080ti. The 1080ti obviously blows the old set up out of the water. I originally wanted to go with EVGA again, but decided to try another brand this time. With EVGA it seems part of the price is pretty much their logo. I saw this Zotac card, and had never heard of them before. The price seemed good and all the review videos I watched praise the card, so I went ahead and gave it a chance. I am so glad I made the switch, and will probably stick with Zotac in the future.