Joined on 12/24/06
Pros: This is a fantastic chip at a give away price.All chips are tested before they leave any Fab site.That how they know how to bin chips.
Cons: You need to read the forums.. there out there most of these newer am3+ chips need the newest m.b. you need to go to AMD web site.Most boards won't work with a bios update on the am3+.And to really get the best performance a 2 hundred $ is needed there have been alot of changes to the am3+.The top m.b. are really the best for o.c. that's why they cost more.
Overall Review: What i like is the chip is so cheap in price but you do need a good m.b. to get the best o.c. out of it.I always go to other web sites to find out what is the best way to run the new stuff when it comes out.There are many forums out there that do nothing but test the boards and chips,ram.v.c. then you know what to do and what to buy saves newegg alot of returns which i have never had to do in 15 years and 30 computers.
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Pros: Cause nothing but problems so no pro.
Cons: It was on sale looked good on the box this will get into your E mail because they want to know what your doing and buying. And all kinds of commercials.
Overall Review: At one time this was a good system Now they want to know what your doing on the computer and you give them that permission when you log on their web site. This should be Free if there going to invade my computer and they charge a lot of money to hack in and paying them to hack my PC . They should go Jail.
Pros: Not anymore.. I still run 2 of these another brand in SLI But there 2 GB so I can still Game there close to the 280X. A really good card for the Money. No more Support ???
Cons: AMD stop all support for the 5, 6, 7, cards 3 weeks ago your on your own now. I have had 2 of there PowerColor and Both died for NO reason in 2 years. Plus this is a 1 GB and the newer games will not run this card.
Love this card
Pros: My main Pro is my old 500 P.S. runs this with NO problems
Cons: The reason for this con there is a test on you tube where they try to find the extra 500 ram that makes this a 4 G This is a very good article Because there is NO 500 extra ram. This card is a 3.5 ram. They did every thing with the best equipment and there is NO 4 G at all to this card. They even did several cards to show the equipment work fine it read exactly the Ram on other cards.
Overall Review: It doesn't really bother me because no matter what you do even 4K 3.5 will work fine. If you use 16 G ram. Just a Dishonest Statement.
Pros: Own for almost a year with a 6 core and 970 MSI the board has never given me a problem. It blows through all the games.
Overall Review: I see there are a lot of rejects mine had problems at first just reset the Bios by pulling out the battery for 5-10 seconds and then reset the Bios. Many boards have this problem my new 200$ X97 MB had to be reset to Post.
Pros: I'll take this any day over AMD this uses half the power my 970 runs on a 550 p.s. my 280x needs a 750 to run it wouldn't even run on that 550. MSI is the Best for the Price. And over the Years you will save on all the Juice it takes to run AMD.
Cons: NONE will come down on price some day.
Overall Review: The real Deal here is that 2 970's will destroy any V.C. out there for the Price even 980TI can be destroyed for 650$$. And you have 2 card to play with. If one goes out you still have an Extra 970.