Date Joined: 05/13/04
Pros: This is rated at 2200MBps read speed and 620MBps write speed. I just got the drive today and I am getting 2672.117MBps read speed and 617.194MBps write speed with the SiSoftware Sandra 2016 free edition software! This is currently the #59th fastest disk ever recorded with this software! I couldn't be happier! This drive uses very little power, too! We'll see how long it holds up! With a 5 year warranty, I should be fine. I haven't decided what to put on this drive yet (Windows 10 or just some programs and games). I just wanted it for the cool factor! This is totally new and I put it on a new Gigabyte Z170XP-SLI with an i5 6500 and it is super fast! Thanks, OCZ and Newegg!
Cons: I am not sure what the little rubber stamp with tape on one side is for and there was nothing about it on the minimal paperwork included in the box. I assume it would stick either onto the back of the card or onto your motherboard. I will find out!
Pros: This card will play SWTOR at 1080p with a 23" monitor with all game graphics set to the highest settings without dropping below a decent FPS.
Cons: The card started to go bad after about 6 months. The card video output would cease to function and I would restart the PC and it would work again for some time. Then one day it wouldn't display at all any more and I had to do an RMA. The 2nd card started to malfunction right out of the box, with random blue screens and the image going to a colorful striped pattern and then going black when watching videos or trying to play a game. I will try to RMA again and ask for a different card. I put another card in my system and it works great when this one dies.
Overall Review: you can't get this card anymore and that should tell you something.
Pros: There are extensive cut-scenes that were masterfully crafted. The game has a lot of free-roam action to keep you busy if you prefer wandering around sometimes instead of doing missions all the time. I like the hunting and gathering aspects and especially enjoy the challenges part of the game. Make sure to get the free downloadable content from PSN before you get going. The voice-overs are very well done and the spanish commentary from the citizens in Mexico are very amusing.
Cons: LOTS of long cut-scenes make for a lot of sitting back and having a snack or jumping up for a break during the many mission-based, sometimes five-minute animated scenes.
Overall Review: The gameplay and graphics are reminiscent of the PS3 versions of Grand Theft Auto.