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Richard D.

Richard D.

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Most Favorable Review

The gold standard of GPU design

SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 480 8GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 Video Card 100406NT+8GOCL
SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 480 8GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 Video Card 100406NT+8GOCL

Pros: - Runs cool and quiet even at full load - Very sturdy backplate - DP, HDMI and DVI output options - Only requires a single 8 pin power connector

Cons: None

Overall Review: Compared to all other AMD GPUs I've owned the Sapphire RX 480 is hands-down superior when it comes to power consumption, heat generation, and sound level at full load. Sapphire has really put an incredible level of detail into the engineering into the RX series including the heatsink and fan design. Looking forward to Sapphire's Vega cards when they come out.

Most Critical Review

Does the job for CUDA apps

PNY GeForce GTX 1060 3GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 Video Card VCGGTX10603PB
PNY GeForce GTX 1060 3GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 Video Card VCGGTX10603PB

Pros: - Pascal with CUDA: good for CUDA accelerated applications - Single 6-pin connector

Cons: - Cheap build quality - Inferior Vulkan and DX12 support compared with AMD

Overall Review: The reason I bought this card is to run CUDA enabled applications where AMD APP is not possible. After purchasing many GPUs from Nvidia and AMD in the past few years I'm not impressed with Nvidia cards these days. They have cheap build quality compared with the AMD cards, especially compared to the Sapphire RX series. Not a big fan of Nvidia's drivers either. They're always trying to push their garbage like GeForce Experience down your throat. I find myself only installing the base driver for that reason. For my gaming PCs I've been sticking with the RX series. I've found AMD's Crimson drivers far more powerful and flexible and definitely superior for DX12 and Vulkan enabled games.

12/12/2016

Great value @$399

SAPPHIRE PULSE Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB HBM2 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support ATX Video Card 100420PSR
SAPPHIRE PULSE Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB HBM2 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support ATX Video Card 100420PSR

Pros: - Can be undervolted for significant performance gains and power savings - Good 4k performance - HBM2

Cons: - extreme price volatility for Vega cards in general

Overall Review: Bought to replace my aging Sapphire Fury. Hard to find these @ the $399 price point. Personally I think Sapphire makes the best AMD based cards. The Pulse Vega 56 is no exception. Running the card at stock settings so far and getting excellent performance across the board at ultra settings in games. Haven't experienced the coil wine others have mentioned. The temps and noise are low.

10/28/2018

Great for 4K gaming

SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB HBM2 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card 100410NT+SR
SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB HBM2 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card 100410NT+SR

Pros: - Excellent cooling - Low fan noise even under full load

Cons: - Large and heavy

Overall Review: Bought this to replace my R9 Fury's I was running in Crossfire. No problem getting it in my case (Thermaltake Core V51) and I didn't have to use the included support bracket. This is a fantastic card for 4k gaming. Averaging >60FPS for most games at 4k which is better than my R9 Furys in Crossfire. Hard to beat for the $499 price since 4K is where this card really shines.

Great RAM for Ryzen builds

G.SKILL Flare X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) AMD X370 / B350 Memory (Desktop Memory) Model F4-3200C14D-16GFX
G.SKILL Flare X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) AMD X370 / B350 Memory (Desktop Memory) Model F4-3200C14D-16GFX

Pros: Runs stable at AMP settings for MSI X370 Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard

Cons: None

Overall Review: Great memory for Ryzen builds. Using the Ryzen 7 1700x with MSI X370 Gaming Pro Carbon and runs stable at AMP settings without issue.

10/19/2017

Great for x399 TR builds

HyperX Predator 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4 3333MHz DRAM (Desktop Memory) CL16 1.35V Black DIMM (288-pin) HX433C16PB3K4/32 (Intel XMP)
HyperX Predator 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4 3333MHz DRAM (Desktop Memory) CL16 1.35V Black DIMM (288-pin) HX433C16PB3K4/32 (Intel XMP)

Pros: Runs stable at XMP settings for x399 Taichi

Cons: None

Overall Review: Fantastic ram. Runs at XMP timings at boot up with the ASRock x399 Taichi motherboard and Threadripper 1950x CPU. Great choice for TR builds.

10/19/2017
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Fraudulent company

Ordered a table from "FurnitureMaxx" (otherwise known as RoundHill Furniture based in Ohio). The company claimed the item shipped, charged my credit card, and unbelievablly falsified a FedEx tracking number. When I contacted RoundHill they adimited to never having shipped the item claiming it was still on backorder (hence also admitting to falsifying the tracking number). I have demanded an immediate refund of the purchase.

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