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This review is from: HT | OMEGA STRIKER 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card
Pros: This card works as intended and I have had no issues with the hardware.
I play games and use ventrilo/teamspeak, watch movies, listen to music. Using the optical cable I have had nothing but success with this card.
No problems with the software included, it's not bloated or buggy, seems very stable.
Cons: Included drivers for Windows 7 64 bit were finicky but just download the up to date ones from the HT OMEGA website. You'll be fine.
Other Thoughts: I have no experience using the analog multichannel outputs, but I prefer using the digital optical cable anyway.
I'm using a 5.1 channel amplifier, unfortunately my amp is a little old and doesn't do 7.1, but I would love to see how this card runs in 7.1 config.
Pros: I have this coupled with my overclocked Q9400 and I am seeing very high framerates (some games a solid 60 entirely) at full settings. Just for the heck of it I disabled vsync in Left 4 Dead for a moment to see this card rendering over 100 even during crazy panic events. Some games vary a bit, like Fallout 3, where I mostly get 60 with occasional dips into the low 40s and rarely below 30... ...this is the game at full settings at 1080p. All my games I have tried are playing very very well at high settings, even Warhammer Online (except during those pesky keep raids, where I see major dips but that is to be expected with the huge processor load in that game.)
Cons: None that I know of that should keep you away from this card. If anything for a con, when setting the fan to 100 full blast in evga precision, it is the loudest thing in my system.
Well, now that I think about it, I don't seem to have much headroom for overclocking. Gave it a mild overclock (can't remember the numbers, sorry) and would see occasional graphical glitches in some games, so I keep the card at default. (The defaults seem to be a bit higher than the specs listed here. I don't know if it's an error on Newegg's part or evga, or if this is intended from evga. If anyone knows please share your thoughts in your reviews.)
Other Thoughts: Overall I am very pleased with the performance of this card. Your performance will vary, sometimes greatly, depending on your CPU.
Test 1: 1080p, all tests, no anti-aliasing or anisotropic filtering
Test 2: 1080p, all tests, 4x AA and AF
This review is from: Intel Core2 Quad Q9400 Quad-Core 2.66 GHz LGA 775 95W BX80580Q9400 Processor
Pros: Have this overclocked to 3.2ghz and running stable and cool for about a month or so. I have this coupled with a GTX 275 and I am seeing very high framerates with very high graphic settings in all the games I have played so far (fallout 3, fear, warhammer online, oblivion, bioshock, left 4 dead, and more). I can encode fraps videos very fast and well (And at 1680x1050). Overall I am very pleased with the performance of this processor.
Cons: Well, at the price I had paid for it, if I had waited a bit longer I could have got a chip with double the L2 cache, but that's just how the computer industry works, and regardless I am still very pleased with my 6 megs of L2. :)
Other Thoughts: For those concerned about temps, I have a thermaltake v1 running at lowest speed with some artic silver, and a antec 900 case with all fans at lowest speeds. Right now (according to coretemp 0.99.4) the hottest core is at 30. While encoding videos I see it rise to the mid 40's. As far as gaming, it's hard to tell since they're all fullscreen :P I have my bios set to shut down the system if the temps reach 60 (the minimum setting in my gigabyte mobo) and I have never seen that happen. The hottest I have EVER seen was 50 while scanning for viruses, but that was only for a few moments.READ FULL REVIEW