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Pros: - Very fast data transfer speeds
- Low latency, low power consumption
- 1TB of space is enough for most gaming needs
Cons: After installing the drive, I'm having an issue booting directly into windows from either a cold start or a restart. Even with the 960 EVO set as the primary boot drive my system always boots to the UEFI BIOS first. I then have to restart at least once to get my system to bypass the BIOS and correctly boot to the Windows desktop. Fortunately, I don't need to turn my computer on/off very often, but it is still an annoyance - especially when installing Windows updates that require a full restart.
I'm not sure why this is happening. Maybe someone from Samsung can chime in.
Other Thoughts: I installed Samsung's NVMe controller and the drive flies as advertised. This is an upgrade from my previous 850 EVO. :) Here are a few benchmarks:
Crystal Disk Mark
Seq Q32T1 Read: 3388
Seq Q32T1 Write: 1943
Intel i7-6800K @ 4.3Ghz
1TB Samsung 960 EVO
16GB G.Skill PC2800 CL15 DDR4
MSI 980 Ti Gaming
EVGA P2 850w
Jonsbo W2 Case
Windows 10 Pro
Pros: - 6 cores, 12 threads is great for gaming and heavily multi-threaded applications.
- Runs cool.
Cons: - Expensive
- Performance difference from 5820K is minimal
- Not the greatest overclocker
Other Thoughts: I "side-graded" from my 5820K. I wasn't expecting a vast performance difference, just wanted to play with the latest and greatest technology. I can only manage 4.3Ghz stable on my ASUS X99-PRO @ 1.300v. The system would immediately crash at 4.4Ghz @ 1.325v. I could have tried cranking the voltage up really high, but I didn't think it was worth it. From what I've read, 4.2-4.3Ghz seems the normal range for this particular chip.
This CPU is running noticeably cooler than my old 5820K, despite running at higher voltage. Idle temp is about 32C, and goes up to about 46C during gaming. Impressive.
6800K @ 4.3Ghz
16GB G.Skill PC2800 DDR4
MSI Gaming 980 Ti
500GB Samsung 850 EVO
EVGA 850w Platinum
Jonsbo W2 Case
NOTE: I happened to get this CPU on sale, and with a gift code for $399.99. At the regular price of $439.99 I think it's overpriced compared to the 5820K.
This review is from: Corsair Gaming MM200 Mouse Mat - Standard Edition
Doesn't slide around
Doesn't collect dirt
Cons: A bit large
Other Thoughts: I bought this to use at work. I wanted something simple and thin, and this fits the bill perfectly. I didn't notice any smell to it, or any issues with it sliding around as other have experienced. It also seems to stay pretty clean.READ FULL REVIEW