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Microsoft Windows 8 Professional Upgrade
  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

2 out of 5 eggs No safe mode 12/06/2012

This review is from: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional Upgrade

Pros: Easier to use then Windows 7 once you get it all set up the way you like it.

Cons: Low software support for gamers
Applications like MSI Afterburner and ASUS AI Suite are not compatible with 8
NO Safe mode

Other Thoughts: With there being no safe mode natively you can add it, but every time you boot there is a screen where you can choose the operating system (Normal or Safe Mode). I added safe mode when i first got Windows 8 installed, after about 2 weeks I added a new GPU and Windows would blue screen when logging in. So I went into the safe mode that I added manually got into safe mode for about 5 min. then it locked up. Restarted Blue screen in about 5 sec. of starting, so I installed 7 on a second HDD moved all my files off of 8 only to find out that half of my files had been corrupted and randomly fragmented across my HDD.

ZOTAC AMP! GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) DirectX 11 ZT-50302-10M 1GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Fast card since it is factory overclocked, meets stock GTX 570.

Quiet: the card's fan is limited at 75%.

Cons: Gets really hot. Because the fan is limited to 75%, it gets too hot (but stays quiet if you like that).

It is also showing serious signs of degradation.

Other Thoughts: Since the fan is limited at 75%, temps under a full gaming load from BF3 can get into high 90°C. I have edited the card's bios to unlock the fan to 95% (100% too loud, no cooling difference). At 95% speed the temp rarely gets above 80°C.

The fun part: I can tell that the GPU is degrading because it will crash with voltages and clocks that used to be stable. I have proof because a stock 560 Ti has a clock speed of 822 Mhz at .950 volts; my card used to be able to do that just fine, now in order for my card to run stable at that speed I have to use a voltage of .975. It is also starting to cause my computer to blue screen after about 12 hours of sitting idle.

One more thing: if like your temps to be lower, I have noticed a temperature drop of about 7°C when disabling V-sync and Triple-Buffering.

ZOTAC AMP! GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) DirectX 11 ZT-50302-10M 1GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: -Fast
-Doesn't get to hot for normal play at 60 fps
-Best price for performance

Cons: It can get hot under a 100% load since the limits at 75% and the voltage is so high, but 560 ti's and rated at a max temp of 100C so I don't worry about temps until they hit 90C.
Not worth tasking off an egg.

Other Thoughts: I can play BF3 on ultra on a 1280x1024 at ~50 fps.
I did some messing with the bios and can get 95% fan speed and 1.175v for 1000Mhz and get 79C after 1m 40s of 100% load with a case temp of 30C.


Chandler V.'s Profile

Display Name: Chandler V.

Date Joined: 08/24/11

  • Reviews: 3
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 04/22/12
  • Last Review: 12/06/12
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