Date Joined: 05/19/08
Pros: 1. Large and Heavy heat sink and 3 large Fans (No sag even without the support bar )
2. Easy software installation with no glitches (Afterburner is the best)
3. Ran Quite and cool at a Max 67c at 98 Plus % load for hours
4. Beautiful looking card with brushed metal back plate and RGB accents
5. Thermal pads under back plate (GPU/Memory)
6. Runs at 2 GHz right out of the box (I guess that's normal with GPU boost 4.0?)
7. 10 Stage VRM cooled by the main HSF
8. Stable and Fast.
Cons: - Cost too much (No egg deduction for that)
Overall Review: So far So good. This is an early review but I'm impressed. Played Metro Exodus and Wolfenstein for a few hours with no issues. Ran 1440P with Ray tracing on at a constant 60 FPS. Looked really good at 4K as well but frames did dip below 60 at times. Hardly noticeable and with Ray-tracing on high. Impressive.
Haven't tried overclocking it since it already is running faster then the 1845 boost clock. Afterburner does show the correct boost clock but I suppose GPU boost takes it too the MOON.
i9 9900kf at stock / Dark Rock pro 4
Gigabyte Aorus Pro
Gskill Trident / 32 Gigs at 3200
XPG 1 TB 8200 NVME SSD
Seasonic Focus platinum 850
Thermaltake View 71 with 6 140mm fans
Cons: 1. The Card Overclocked itself to the highest possible Level right out on the Box????
2. Card ran at 2Ghz and a 17700+ memory by default? Even when trying to change GPU settings.
3. The Fans didn't spin up at all when at 65C
4. The AORUS ENGINE GPU tool would not allow me to modify Core Frequency or fan levels. The software also caused system instability and black screens? really this was hard on my Screen.
5. Tried other applications to change Frequencies and didn't work. Did allow me to control the Fans
6. After getting the Fans on I tired to game and the experience started out good but performance degraded fast with Low frame rates and system lock ups.
7. At load the fans starting making an annoying howling noise.
I made sure to uninstall all previous GPU software before installing the card. Ran DDU and reinstalled drivers a few times. Tried 3 different tools and the card would not comply.
Put in 5 hours on my Saturday night trying to fix or troubleshoot this. Should have drank instead.
Turbo boost up to: 1900Mhz out of the box with no modifications (2Ghz easy overclock)
Never breaks 65c with default fan profile (Fan noise is never an issue)
Provides big clean power with no coil whine
GPU aura LED’s are nice. I enjoy the feature that matches the color to the GPU temperature
Excellent gaming performance / Overclocked allows me to max everything out in 4K
Over a 6228 Score in Time Spy (2Ghz) - http://www.3dmark.com/spy/105630
Paid over retail for Hype prices
Almost was to big to fit into my Antec 900 case
Overall Review: i5 4670k at 4.2Ghz
16 GB DDR3 Gskill Sniper series
Asrock Z87 Extreme3 Motherboard
Asus GeForce GTX 1080 Strix (2ghz)
Corsair AX750 Gold PS
Antec 900 case (2007)
Pros: - Dual PCI express gen 3 (SLI and Crossfire)
- Easy setup
- Easy automatic Bios upgrade option
- Support for Haswell
- Intel Gigabit LAN
- USB 3.0
- Stable board (once you're out of the buggy BIOS)
- Good Performance (Sweet benchmarks)
- Lots of extra features
Cons: - Bios locks up randomly (showing a multicolored bar at the top.)
- Bios will not load at times (Just ignores the start up command with default settings)
- Does not display core voltage in Bios
- Ram slots are to close to the CPU socket (XIGMATEK Gaia blocked one RAM slot)
- Standard sound
Overall Review: I can't decide if I want to RMA this board or not.
I know the bios issue was fixed on the Extreme 4 series but not on this one?
The board performs well except the BIOS. I sent ASROCK a email requesting support with no response. Upgraded to the latest BIOS (1.70) This did not fix the issue.
Pros: 1. Nice thick cables and lots of connectors.
2. Worked right out of the Box
3 Powered a new i5 4670k build with no shutdowns or blue screens.
4 Sometimes the Fan spun up and Quit making that whining noise.
5. Read a review that this PS can handle a 900W load at 50c.
Cons: 1. Fan Whined and twitched under load - When I loaded up a 3D intensive application the power supply fan would start the twitch and whine.
2 Almost could not fit all the cables into my Antec 900.(medusa)
Overall Review: Current build only had one video card and I planned to upgrade later with another GTX660. Could not stand this high pitched whine. I am sure if I put more load on it is would not whine as much. This is not the point. I am getting a full refund and do not know if I will choose Corsair PW again. On another note I have a Corsair VX550 that has been going 5 years strong and is now powering my new build while buy another PS.
Pros: NONE what so ever
Cons: After Purchasing this card at a discount price, I too thought I was Getting an X-fi. I wasn’t too upset when I found out that this card was a lie. What Upset me was the fact is it trys to perform on the x-fi level without the hardware. This means it Draws system resources for emulation of x-fi features. This was causing Studding and Slowdowns in all games. It was horrible. This best Thing this card can do is fill your trash can.
Overall Review: After Discovering this card was Killing my performance, I removed to card spit on then bent the card on the way to the TRASH. I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER CREATIVE PRODUCT !!!!
Pros: No software install issues.
Runs quite and under 55c on load at 45% fan speed
Benchmark vantage score of 13,000 (a slight frame drop now and then)
Crysis very high average Frame rate of 40+
Capable of handling extra AA without taking a major performance hit
Good build quality, brushed metal cover plate (all metal heavy cooler)
Stable hasn’t failed any stress test I giving the card
Down clocks itself when in 2d mode saving power
Thermal Headroom for higher Core and shader clocks (haven’t tried oc any further)
Cons: Large in size, I had to rewire the entire case and Reposition hard drives (Antec 900)
Did not come with 4 pin to Pci-e power connector (wasn’t a problem with vx550)
When the Fan speed is raised above 50% noise level is high (the ole Blower sound)
No back plate to help dissipate heat from underneath the large GPU (not a big deal)
No game bundle included.
Big chunk of shiny metal , Kind of ugly compaired to my duorb :(
Overall Review: Overall I have verry happy (so far) with this product. It meet my expections in every degree. Some would say that the OPEN fan design will Dump alot of heat into your case. In my experience i can't Stand those blower Standard soultions. Ive used dualorb on a 8800gt and now this and i think the open fan heatpipe design is the best soultion. better temps , lower sound and hasn''t heated up any other componets in my case :)
E8400 core 2 at 3.6 GHz
Direct touch heat pipe cooler
Asus p5Q main board
Ocz platinum 4 gig 800mhz
Corsair vx550 watts with 41 amps on rail
MSI GTX260 ocv3 896 OC
Pros: Looks Good on Paper
I just ordered this card and receiving it later today, This looks like the BEST option for a 260 design, 5 extra thick heat pipes and dual advanced fans that instantly adjust to the GPU temp like no other fans. Pulls 225 TDP and runs almost as fast as a 280, what more could you ask for? No real reviews, but I think its worth going out on a limb for MSI.
There other ocv editions get very good reviews
I will write back when I get the card Run the card Through Hell. I’m my professional opinion I recommend this , that’s why I’m going out on a limb and Pulling all savings.
Cons: Dual slot Design , no game bundle , Red PCB
Overall Review: I will write back when I get the card Run the card Through Hell. I’m my professional opinion I recommend this , that’s why I’m going out on a limb and Pulling all savings. will also do i video review and bechmarks. I think this ones a winner!
Pros: High quality , next generation cooling design
My Evga 8800gt Never goes above 50c over clocked 700/2000, This thing is amazing. Easy install if you do your research!
No problem with the ram sinks sticking , they are loose but when the card heats up they will Glue them selfs to the chips
Plenty of heat sinks in package for 8800 voltage regulators
Cons: Used the 7900 mounting instructions for 8800gt and placed the washers on top of the card. Poor instructions ! do your research if you have a 8800gt , Don't tighten with pliers you will crush the core. My fingers tightened it enough !
Overall Review: Received ups in 3 days great service and shipping!!!
Easy install if you Ignore the instructions for 8800
not too loud at all , yes it puts out some noise , if you don't like it go buy a sunbeam $13 fan controller
Pros: This Board accepted my E8400 with no problems , installed easy and works like a champ at 1600 mhz frontside bus overclocked! lots of features in the bios! i also like the external sata Port adapter it comes with
Cons: No sli , multiplier goes to 9 max , nb heatsink can get in the way if your trying the move air straight out of the back with a zal 9500
Overall Review: Im very happy with this board , keeps all my over clocked components cool with it new energy efficient design