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Pros: Huge upgrade over my dinky GT-610. Jumping from 19-20 FPS on the GT-610 to 60+ full performance on the GTX-1050ti is very liberating.
The price is right for a conservative computing budget.
It'll play anything I've thrown at it with little effort. Planet Side 2, CS-GO, CS:S and Skyrim look and run great and Terraria doesn't bog down with a bunch of sprites on the screen when my kid is playing it (who am I kidding I play it with him too).
Cons: It's HUGE! Might not fit in a smaller case. I put it in an ANTEC 900 Black (big case) and this monster leaves barely enough room to route and bundle the Power Supply & SATA cables.
Other Thoughts: I wanted to upgrade to the next Tier 1060/70/80ti but I couldn't justify the price at the time. If I were patient and waited a week I would have enabled myself to pull the trigger on a GTX-1070, 256-Bit, 8GB Card over the GTX-1050ti, 128-Bit, 4GB Card.. but I'm EXTREMELY happy with the purchase.
If you're on a budget and can't fathom spending $300+ on a video card but still want to be in the thick of it in whatever gaming experience you're after; this is definitely the card for you.
Pros: PCIE Slots have sufficient head space to facilitate large cards. (Used GTX-1050Ti)
Cons: SATA placement is horrible. I didn't recognize this when I was looking to purchase it. The SATA ports run Horizontally off the board.. towards the front of the case.. what do you mount there, guys? Hard Drives! That's right..
I ordered this in combination with an Antec 900 Black Tower case.. (the first generation, not the 900 Black Two) and had to modify a portion of a (blank) fan assembly for the Hard Drive Compartment in order to leave enough head space for the SATA cables to come off the board. No biggie for my personal tower but I wouldn't sell that to a friend or customer.
Seriously, SATA ports should come off the motherboard perpendicular to the plane of the motherboard like every other connector on the board does.
Pros: On Win-10 I'm consistently running at 1% processor load.. I've been exclusively running AMD Chips in my builds since the AMD-K62 chipset.. Wouldn't even consider another brand's offerings at the same price point.
Cost comparison analysis against Intel chips negligible performance lead make top of the line AMD processors worth the investment over comparable priced Intel Chips.
Cons: For basic office computing and casual gaming on AAA titles; none.
I would always suggest upgrading the to something besides their OEM Cooling Fan.. I really wish AMD would put more effort into their OEM heat sinks..
Other Thoughts: None; AMD is a solid company, and has been through-out the years, with a bulletproof processor product for the price.READ FULL REVIEW