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EVGA GeForce GTX 680 DirectX 11 02G-P4-2680-KR 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Just an update to my last review

Cons: The 'fix' for the stuttering has come and gone. Still happens. I have lost all faith this can be resolved with drivers and is simply a poorly designed piece of hardware. Suppose it's time to sell it and get something that actually provides a good gaming experience.

Other Thoughts: I still stand by EVGA

EVGA GeForce GTX 680 DirectX 11 02G-P4-2680-KR 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: On paper this is a great card. I got it because of the fabulous reviews here and on review sites. High framerates, great in benchmarks... but it that all people check in reviews anymore?

Cons: Why not actually see if a game runs smoothly? This card is a stuttery mess on a lot of games. It's pretty upsetting to buy an expensive card and watch a card that is half as expensive play smoother. I don't really care how well it does in benchmarks if it can't give me a good gaming experience. I realize this is probably a driver issues, you can check nvidia forums, but there is still no fix after 2 months. Supposedly it is coming next month, if it even fixes it. Not to mention the boost feature isn't great, i don't really want to rely on the card to properly overclock itself, let alone properly underclock itself. There is no way to turn it off. It's a good feature in theory, but I always disable boost on CPU, I'd like that option for GPU and have a fixed stable clock. I'm running a high end desktop, not a laptop.

Other Thoughts: I have nothing against EVGA, they are a great company but unfortunately it reflects on them as well. NVIDIA made some poor choices with the 600 series, in my opinion, and the drivers are not doing them any favors.

AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 8-Core 3.1 GHz Socket AM3+ 125W FD8120FRGUBOX Desktop Processor
  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: My first build was just a server/VM machine. Didn't really over clock it at all. This time i decided to overclock it a bit since I'm pairing it with an H100 cooler and will be my primary computer. Couldn't be more impressed. Disabled Turbo Core altogether and clocked it up to 4.2 Ghz. Runs like a dream. Runs actually pretty cool too, 20 degrees idle and a little over 40 on full load. Could push higher if I wanted

Cons: No real cons, see other thoughts for some info.

Other Thoughts: If APM is enabled it seems to drop multiplier during load. During Prime95 my multiplier kept dropping to 14 continuously. Which is lower than stock. Did a little research and disabling APM in BIOS solves that problem. Hopefully that info keeps someone from banging their head on a wall. Also, had to bump up voltage a little, USB ports started acting up. All good now.


Bryce M.'s Profile

Display Name: Bryce M.

Date Joined: 04/19/11

  • Reviews: 6
  • Helpfulness: 5
  • First Review: 10/14/11
  • Last Review: 06/29/12
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