Joined on 11/08/06
Immense power... with some quirks.
Pros: - Boom diggity doggy, best GPU to date. And yes, its powerful. - Runs any game i have at max settings brilliantly on my 1440p (2k), 165hz monitor. Need at least 150 FPS in games to have them look great on this monitor, and this card delivers.
Cons: - No heat pipes, just a large heatsink. - Fans are not as powerful as they could/should be. - Comes stock OC, yet for some reason also, the fans come stock unable to spin faster than 50% of their maximum spin potential. - Stock out of the box was exceeding temps of 86C in Path of Exile within 5 minutes of play. Unacceptable. - No LEDs, doesn't say Ti anywhere on it, for some people this matters, I dont see my PC innards so I don't really care, but it does seem silly for a $1250 video card.
Overall Review: - You have to download GPU Tweak II or (another program?) to allow the fans to go to 100% speed when the card gets above a certain temperature. I was very worried when i got this card originally because of the temps, but I WAS ABLE TO FIX the problem using their GPU Tweak II. This is unacceptable that the card would come stock with this setting. It was set to only have the fans start spinning @ 50% of their maximum speed when the card reached EIGHTY degrees Celsius, never allowing them to even spin at 100% speed. Once I fixed the fan speed issue, I could run Path of Exile @ 69C stable. (all settings maxxed 1440p, the game has no frame limiter so its pushing 250-340fps, thus why it was overusing and overheating the card). Rocket League runs at 53C stable. Acceptable. This seems completely ridiculous for such an expensive video card, especially considering this is a model from one of the most reputable companies on Earth. Get your game together, ASUS.