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This review is from: AMD FX-6350 Vishera 6-Core 3.9 GHz Socket AM3+ 125W FD6350FRHKBOX Desktop Processor
Pros: Cheap-ish. Plenty of power for multi-tasking everyday tasks. 6 cores w/lots of cache.
Cons: Not that impressive over my several generations old PhenomII X4 965 Black Edition that was much slower clocked even under full stable OC. For the money, and as an FX series proc it really does not shine. These procs are only as good as Intel's mid-end i5 series procs that are lower clocked and have less cache than this vishera 6core.
Other Thoughts: I'm still happy with it for the most part, but I expected a lot more after waiting a few years to buy a newer gen FX series proc. Not great or even all that good for gaming. It's not bad either..but it's not doing you any favors. My PhenomII X4 965 wasn't far behind this in benchmarking or in gaming performance on CPU intensive titles. Kind of a lackluster series.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Quiet, runs pretty cool. Decent OC potential and plays most games pretty well full out high as it goes.
Cons: Price, this is now way more expensive than the 700 series equivalent, and way less powerful for the money.
Performance @ 1920x1080 will not wow you. BF3 64 player multi you'll see a lot of frame rate lag. Less that 30fps avg more often than you'd expect from a $300 graphics card.
Other Thoughts: If I had known the 760 was going to drop 2 weeks after I bought this card I would never have bought it. The bottle necks are not pretty, that 192bit memory interface REALLY shows its weaknesses with high Anti-Aliasing applied at high resolution. The price of the 600series isn't dropping to reflect the outdated status of it in the retail timeline either. There just isn't any reason to buy this card unless you already have one and need SLI like I do, because you thought surely @ $300 this GTX660Ti FTW would eat anything in its path at full spec on current generation games. But no..it just doesn't. Simply put, it was neutered by Nvidia to push you to buy the 670. Now, the 760 is at least $50 cheaper..and it has a full 256bit memory bus which plays So much better. All in all I wouldn't recommend this card and I wouldn't say this card specifically merits the FTW edition branding as yes it is OC from EVGA but previous generations version of FTW level cards came so much nicer. Metal backplate, better lettering and cooler options..this 660Ti FTW is just not up to that standard. My GTX460 SSC from EVGA was a much nicer buy in than this and it is OLD.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: NVIDIA Coupon Metro: Last Light
Pros: Great gameplay for a linear storyline style game. Awesome graphics if your PC can run them.
Cons: I have played a lot of games and this game seems to push my PC really hard to create graphics details that just aren't that impressive. Yes there are lots of textures, massive SSAO filtering, and a lot of awesome lighting environments but I play a lot of other games that achieve close to this without making my PC run at max to play at mediocre settings, not nearly the game's max.
Other Thoughts: I have an EVGA GTX660Ti FTW, an Overclocked FX6350, and 16GB DDR3-1866 and this game eats my PC alive. On medium settings with Advanced PhysX enabled and NO SSAO..this game kills my computer still...frame rate isn't all that great for having just spent the better part of $1000 upgrading my hardware. All my other titles that are highly graphics oriented play well..just this game kills the frame rate. I am enjoying the game but the choppy play on a $334 vid card on medium settings is not something that makes me want to continue to play through the game.READ FULL REVIEW