Joined on 05/10/13
Pros: Unbelievably quiet. The new BIOS allows 0 RPM operation but even when benchmarking on high or ultra settings it cannot be heard over CPU and case fans (which are running at low RPM settings. The performance is amazing, Without OCing it exceeded the boost speed. Never exceeded 65 Celsius. It is so small it really needs no backplate. I was worried but unless you plan to really overclock this I see no need, With Precision X I don't see why you can't get the base clock close to 2000Mhz. I play everything at 2560X1440 very smoothly (now if it would aim for me).
Cons: Could it be free? Seriously at $249 after rebate it is the best performance for the money I have ever seen in a gaming card. Combined with the low temps, quiet fan, and low power use, it is amazing. It was a little weird to have no drivers or utilities or a CD at all included and very minimal instructions. The plug and play experience was good but it replaced a NVidia card. I guess EVGA figures everyone has a nice internet connection and knows what they are doing.
Overall Review: I have to say the weirdest part is pulling my old but still nice EVGA GTX960 SSC out and replacing it with a card half the size that performs SOOO much better. If you are upgrading any card at that level or below you will be very happy. Don't forget to flash the BIOS, it is painless.
Tons of performance in a thin, light laptop. Great price.
Pros: -Size and performance-Best price on RTX 3080 laptop I could find-all screen little bezel-ability to use RTX or UHD display adaptor-Wi-fi 6-quiet
Cons: -battery life-AORUS Control Center-came configured at less than optimal settings-Azure AI seems gimmicky and hard to customize-gorgeous display
Overall Review: Mine was incredibly slow to do the 20+ updates. Installed Oculus and it said it didn't meet the minimum specs. Checked BIOS and I was running on Intel graphics as the default. Why? Why would this powerhouse not come using the RTX 3080? I kind of hate the very slow 2.2Mhz Intel base core speed. I get the power saving part part but let me boost the base speed which is locked by the BIOS. You can do this with control center but only under AC power. Also the update feature of the Control center can't tell between older drivers and newer ones so don't ever auto update. There also seems to be some conflict between control center's glacially slow Nvidia driver updates and GeForce Experience. I far prefer the latter. I may uninstall control center.
Amazing picture, Amazing price. Eye melting brightness.
Pros: Absolutely fantastic price. I paid $1097. Upscales very well Picture is bright and stunning It has a tuner! Plenty of built in options to prevent screen burn-in Dolby Vision and 3 other HDR formats.
Cons: Very slow startup. It boots like a computer. Not impressed with the GUI for apps and settings. Lots of picture settings but I really only like standard. Most of the calibrated are too dark. Lack of 4K content. Have to be vigilant about static images. Dislike the remote layout. I always hit Google assitant button when I want the cursor control.
Overall Review: I'm always an early adopter but tell my friends to not spend extra for 4K. There isn't much content and so far most TV's just aren't any more impressive than a cheap TCL at 1080p. Not so with OLED. Everything looks great and 4K HDR is impressive. It will absolutely spoil you for any lesser TV and I have 4.