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Pros: - better than a 780ti, almost as good as sli 780ti's (benched just shy of my sli setup)
- able to 4k fallout 4 which 780ti couldn't do at high/ultra settings
- good overclock potential, I got +130mhz core and +600mem which works for benching, and +125 on the gpu and +436 mem which works when gaming, the gpu barely gets over 56 degrees compared with my 780ti which hovered just above 80degrees @ stock clocks
- Black Ops 3 averages 100-110fps @ 1080p with dips into the 60's with settings like order independent transparency and volumetric lighting on med with max textures shadows and model detail, and other effects enabled (dynamic shadows and subsurface scattering) with no micro stuttering which I was getting with 780ti's
- light effects like backlit logo on card which looks uber sweet in my windowed case
- my card colors look fine, red is red, white is white but then my case window isn't tinted so of course the colors look fine, and the adjustments in the aura software are spot on, even a single pixels movement of the slider alters your color by a shade so for those who complain that there's pink in the red or whatever maybe need to make smaller adjustments
Cons: - fit wasn't perfect, had to shove a screwdriver in the hole to move the metal bracket enough to get a mounting screw in, probably manufacturing tolerance issue but card works fine with no other issues
- had to install aura driver from disc, not really a con but nvidia user experience software doesn't work with the 1070 lighting, but with aura you get as much control as possible over the lighting which can be set to full rgbkw colors w. different effects like static color, breathing, strobing, and color cycling effects
Overall Review: - coming from dual 780ti's to this I am happy with the performance of this card but bought a second to sli because 4k
Pros: - Sold my brand new Aorus RX580 XTR for this beast, while the selling was good. The Aorus is a great card (see my review here in Newegg), but I was always on the fence about spending that extra money for the 1070 and finally did it.
- Full on drooling was happening during the very slow un-boxing of the card...
- Barely breaks a sweat on temperatures and and performs extremely well on Ultra with DX11 or Vulkan. More on DX12 below...
- TDP and peak wattage is waaaay lower than my previous RX580...
- RGB lighting is sweet and the easy to use AURA software makes it look bedazzling...
- Overclocking is easy with the Pascal Architecture and boost curve. I like to use MSi AB in stead of the GPU Tweak II software (just my preference), so CTRL+F will get you to the curve setting in MSi AB if interested...
- Since this is the 8G version and not the O8G version, I simply OC'd this card to the O8G Game and OC Boost clocks (1863 and 1860MHZ respectively), and voila!
Cons: Not a darn thing!
Overall Review: OK, so don't laugh but I have this installed with an FX 8350 OC'd @ 4.5 GHz on an ASUS Crosshair V Formula Z MoBo with 16Gb of RAM. What the heck am I doing, you ask!? Won't it bottle neck, you jest!?
I bought the Card on sale for now , as my "phase two" purchase will be a new B350 MoBo with an R5 1600 CPU and 16Gb of DDR4 RAM. All that for the same-ish price of one i7 6 core processor? Yes please...
To answer why now for this FX 8350; it very much depends on the games you play. The trick is to ensure that you run the GPU at 99% as much as possible to reduce the load on the CPU. I play with a 1080P monitor, but I have heard that using a1440P monitor may also reduce CPU bottle necking.
With BF1, I had to do a few system tweaks (OC the CPU and RAM) but I get to play on Ultra with the frames locked at 75FPS through Riva Tuner (not in game VSYNC). The CPU runs at about 75%, but the game is smooth and very playable. I've tried running at DX12, but that really slams my CPU to 100% load and is not a smooth playing experience. I'll have to wait for the Ryzen CPU to open it up further.
With Titanfall 2, Doom on Vulkan, and Elite: Dangerous, the CPU is not working that hard at all (25% to 50% load) and the GPU is taking all of the fun it can handle.
Overall, this Strix is more of a great card than I could have imagined. You should immediately buy this or whatever GTX 1070 you can afford - the experience awaits you! As always, be sure to measure your PC case before you buy - she be a long, wide and beefy video card...
Pros: I love the 3 fan cooling system that Asus uses, it never goes above 55c even when I'm playing the most demanding games I can find. The cooler also means years from now when I need to get more out of it I can easily overclock it.
Cons: It was /huge/ the biggest GPU I have had. I had to remove my HD cage to fit it, I also had to get a power adapter cable for it's 2 6-pin plugs. Fortunately I had plenty of space in my case.
Pros: -Card boosts to 1863 right out of the box.
-Easily hit 2080OC, not voltage change.
-Fans are super quiet, they don't even turn on during light gaming, and are very quiet when they do.
-Software is simple and works well.
Cons: - Confirming the RGB leds look purple when set to white
- The delta for triggering on the fans in 0db mode doesnt really work, the fans toggle by themselves if the temp is hovering around the set trigger point. I fixed this by changing the temp to a lower one so they just always stay on if i am gaming, but it does bother me.
- Memory clock speed his maxed out during idle if i am using my dvi monitor. I disconnect the monitor in windows display settings and the memory speed drops to normal idle speeds. I dont know what is causing this, but it maxes the temp of the card rise with it.
Overall Review: - Would definitely recommend this card, most of the cons are software fixable (except the RGB issue)
- I got it on a small sale, so really good price, but even where it is now its almost not even worth going for the 08G versions since the clock to the same thing.
Pros: - Beautiful!
- Stunning RGB LED design (on backplate too!)
- Can pick breathing, static, audio visualizer, GPU temp color, or off
- Runs games like a charm!
- Never had issues with temperature
- 3 fans for great cooling
Paired with an i5-6500, this card smashes anything on max settings, especially at 60hz. I play at 144hz, so it doesnt reach 150+ on everything (the few that it doesnt are Overwatch where I get 150ish on medium/high, 120 on max in For Honor, and newer, less optimized games like Batllegrounds and Wildlands)
Cons: - Its huuuuge!
Not an issue for most Full-ATX cases, but if you have a mid tower, make sure you have enough clearance. Its about a foot long.
- It's heavy! It has a little sag but the backplate helps with that, mine also came with straps that I assume are used for support, but I don't need them I feel.
- The Aura RGB lighting program is less than optimal, but it does work perfectly fine. Just not the greatest actual software.
- White LED color is more of an off-white blueish purple. All the other colors are beautiful though.
- This could be a pro or a con: The only thing I had problems with is it slipped off the box when I tried to move it (my fault entirely) and the metal part on the end (with the ports and such) bent in a bit and I had to bend it back with pliers before it would fit in my case. Oops! Don't drop it, its heavy!! On the bright side, it's built very well and a 4-5 foot drop didnt damage the actual components whatsoever.
Overall Review: Absolutely stunning. Worth the few extra bucks.
Came with a free game, I got For Honor and I love the game and the performance.
Looove the RGB and the matte black design.
I absolutely recommend this card if you can afford the extra few bucks for the design. ASUS is a great company.
Pros: I've had zero problems with this 1070. It worked perfectly out of the box and has worked perfectly ever since.
I've been able to push this thing to a STABLE 2068 MHz on the core and around a 9000 MHz on the memory clock. No artifacts, no crashing. I haven't had to increase the voltage at ALL, and even at 2068 MHz this card never exceeds around 50 C with only a MODESTLY more aggressive fan curve than what it's set to out of the box.
I don't have a 4K monitor, so I haven't used this card at 4K. But I can confidently say it will destroy absolutely anything at 1440p.
The Aura lighting is also very cool.
Cons: No cons with the hardware, but I will say I'm not fond of Asus's software. I use EVGA Precision OC instead.
Pros: This card did everything i wanted it to and more. On Fortnite, i went from competitive stretched setting 120fps to max settings 150fps. I haven't had enough time to test my other games, but as stated before, I could not be happier.
Cons: not the cards fault, but installing asus aura is incredibly annoying and unintuitive. colors (except for white) look good and it matches perfectly to my solid black color sheme.
Pros: - Temps are low
- Its quiet
- Performance to price is great
Cons: - None so far