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XFX Radeon GTR RX 480 DirectX 12 RX-480P8DBA6 8GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Black Edition Video Card
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Quality Build provides a quiet and energy efficient GPGPU inside my Corsair 650D Case
Software stack is very mature for Windows and growing rapidly for Linux
Vulkan API within Mesa maturing fast/OpenGL 4.5 compliance ready but not yet enabled
OpenCL 1.2 coming to Linux this December with ROCm
XFX continues to be a quality OEM, irregardless of whether they were Team Green or now firmly Team RED. I replaced an ancient XFX 8600GTS for this card.
My FX-8350/32GB DDR3 1866 paired with this card and enabling OpenCL provides this with a quality workstation solution

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Coordinated with Debian to get the necessary fixes for Mesa/OpenCL and LLVM in upcoming LLVM 3.9.1 revision allowing OpenCL ready applications [Darktable, Luxrender, Boinc, Blender, etc] to leverage this quality card.
Unigine Heaven benchmarks continue to show an evolving stack for Mesa and later Vulkan APIs
When Zen arrives and Vega I'm building my follow up system and will buy an XFX Vega10 Radeon card

G.SKILL Sniper Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-1866C9D-16GSR
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Meets all proclaimed capacities

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: People are complaining that this doesn't run at 1866.

``Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules''

You have to enable XMP support in your UEFI/BIOS.

Enabled in the Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 version 3.0 from experience jumps the 1600Mhz to 1866Mhz.

All boards that support 1866Mhz or higher must have XMP enabled to surpass 1600Mhz.

Stop posting useless reviews when you technically don't understand what you are reviewing.

Plextor M5P Series 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: 1. Price
2. Performance
3. Reliability
4. Works seamlessly with Linux (Debian)

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: SSD will just get better, over time. It'll never had the density of platters until there is a new means to building 3D density chips at a cost effective price.

SSD/HDD spoils one to never go back to straight HDD.


Marc D.'s Profile

Display Name: Marc D.

Date Joined: 04/11/06

  • Reviews: 20
  • Helpfulness: 15
  • First Review: 10/26/06
  • Last Review: 12/01/16
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