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Pros: -Maxes out almost all games at QHD, plays at 60 FPS.
-With a custom fan curve that isn't loud, it stays relatively cool. Highest I've seen with stock fan settings is 175F/80C+, that was after an hour gaming online. New fan curve setup, it doesn't hit 165F after an all-nighter.
-Blower type fan expels heat from rear of case, not just kicking it around and re-using some of the same hot air over and over.
-Can add a custom logo/emblem/text to be illuminated instead of "ASUS".
-Only uses a single 8-pin connector.
-Did I mention it's FAST?
Cons: -Blower fan is ridiculously loud past 70%. My old 970 Turbo had air intakes from both sides, and it was never as loud even at 100%. While gaming and the fan is around 60%, it's barely noticeable, but the decibels quickly ramp up after 70%. While idle, it's inaudible with the other fans in my case. I can overlook this because the fan curve seldom reaches 65%, and I usually have a headset on. Figured I'd give you a heads up tho, it may be a noisy card if you plan on having fan RPM's up there.
-Shipped with a free game I already own, would've been nice to just take a discount for that. Oh well.
Other Thoughts: -Only thing that came in the box was the card and a driver disk, which was seriously outdated. Understandably, the target audience for this card probably has a PSU made within the last 5 years and has a few 8-pin connectors to spare. In the unlikely event you don't have an 8-pin, you're S.O.L., there's no adapter.
-GeForce Gaming Experience got rid of the built in LED software, which is now offered as a standalone download (nVidia LED Visualizer).
-Only games I haven't thus far been able to max out at 60 FPS is Deus Ex:MD, and CoD:IW. They still look good mixed on high/ultra, but with a few whistles and bells turned down.
-Also, snagged this because of the blower type fan. EVGA Hadron Hydro case leaves maybe 1" clearance between the fan shroud and PSU, making most other cards useless unless idling. Barely fit in this micro case, but once everything was setup, it looks great and runs amazing. As of now, I have absolutely no complaints.
Pros: Extremely fast compared to my "old" Crucial 256GB Sata3 SSD. This is 512 GB, so it's almost twice as fast and twice as big. WIndows boots in under 10 seconds and has most apps/programs ready to go. This capacity at this price was extremely nice, was on sale for almost as cheap for a competitors' same size SATA drive. Also, it's Intel. I've had troubles with lower end drives in the past (SanDisk, mainly) failing early. Haven't seen a problem yet with any Intel drives.
Cons: As mentioned before, 470GB usable. Drives have been that way for quite a while..
M.2 seems to have 2 form factors, I had to look at my motherboard to see which one I needed.
Other Thoughts: Figured I'd have to pull my MoBo out to get to the M.2 port, but my case had a nice back access panel where the port is. Installation was super easy.
Mine is paired with a Intel 6700k and 16GB DDR4, so it's pretty fast. Not sure what the bottleneck of my rig would be at this point.
For people who care about these numbers, here you go. This is what my rig does, results may vary on your end.
Running a few benchmark utilities, most of them set for 1GB yields these results consistently.
Sequential: 1466.89MB 521.78MB
4K 23.41MB 137.54MB
512K 1,839.1MB 583.35MB
4MB 1,850.4MB 587.4MB
8MB 1,815.5MB 572.3MB
16MB 318.9MB 278.6MB
64MB 201.4MB 234.4MB
Access Time 0.103ms 0.026ms
Again, results may vary on your rig, but these numbers seem consistent with 2 benchmark apps.
Would definitely buy this drive again.
This review is from: Samsung Galaxy Note IV SM-N910 Battery [OEM] EB-BN910BBU (A)
Pros: Phone lasts all day now. Don't need to run to the charger when my phone hits 50%.
Cons: Not sure if it's just me, but it seems to die off a tad quicker than the OEM when it was brand new. But after 2 years of heavy use, the old one was definitely dead. Would be at 50% in under an hour without use, and would die around 45%.
Other Thoughts: It's cheap. It works. It's worked for a month so far with no obvious signs of dying. I can perform a full days' work and still get home to around 40% left. Work entails using GPS for 4 hours and constant music player use with occasional phone calls. So not bad at all. I would recommend this to anyone looking to replace their fading battery, or for a backup cell.READ FULL REVIEW