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Pros: - This NVMe SSD is about as fast as fast gets right now. With Over 6x times the read speed and 3x the write speed of Any Sata based SSD on the market, you WIll Notice a difference in performance.
Coming from a Samsung Evo 500Gb Sata drive this drive exceeds expectations; with boot times, application loading and sustained transfer rates Far Greater than what's possible on a Sata connection (regardless of the quality of the memory or controller used)
Cons: Capacity is a little low for me, but it's enough to hold Windows 10, all my applications and Star Wars Battlefront with all the DLC :D I still have 100Gb free for general snappiness and videos for xbnpc/youtube, plus any .zip files that need extracting; which is crazy fast.
Other Thoughts: Highly recommended for anyone doing video editing with multiple, or high resolution videos, sound files, overlays, etc.
Pricey, but worth it. I kept my Evo 500Gb Sata for games and I have about 20Tb of additional in-machine storage, but if you're looking at this drive, chances are this isn't going to be your only means of storage either. That being said, I'd get this over a 500Gb Sata drive any day of the week. Your PC will FLY
Pros: - Very Very fast card
- 2816 Stream Processors @1100Mhz+
- 8GB of DDR5 w/Lots of headroom for overclocking = MASSIVE MEMORY BANDWIDTH
- Very cool
- Very Very Quite or Silent
- Nice aesthetics w/optional LED control/variation - Red/Black colored card, white LED
- 2 slot card - 3 slot cards are a lottle much ;)
Cons: - Does not go to work for me
- Still refuses to drive me to the store
- Rarely answers when asked a question
Other Thoughts: - So, I've owned this card for about 6 months now (whenever launch was..) and it has served me Extremely well. I run most of my games at 9600x1800 across 3x1080p monitors using VSR (Virtual Super Resolution) and most games can run at this resolution with Everything Turned Up to 11... In the rare case where I have to lower the resolution, a vertical resolution of 1440 or 1080 can get you back quite a bit of performance.
I however REALLY like to run games at the aforementioned 1800p; even if only on a TV or single monitor. There simply IS NO ALIASING at this resolution... and that's on a 1080p monitor.
I am currently enjoying crushing the absolute dog xxxx out of Star Wars Battlefront. The game looks Increadible with an aspect ratio of 48:9 and everything Maxed out at 9600x1800. It is like Daaayum. Witcher 3, runs and looks increadible as well. In fact, you'd be Hard Pressed to find a game or scenario where this card Didn't Excel.
If you are on the fence, BUY THIS CARD. Noise is not a factor and the speed is Phenomenal!
8350 @4.6Ghz 1.36v
16Gb DDR3 @1846Mhz 10-10-10-28 1.5v
500Gb Samsung Evo SSD via Sata 6Gbs
This MSI Radeon 390X w/8Gb DDR5 @1115/1642Mhz +22 power limit
Card will clock higher with more juice, but this is an almost negligible bump for daily use. Either way, this card tears through games and if you're playing at Higher Resolutions where memory bandwidth is going to have a major impact... this card is the IT with an SH for the $$
and that's just as far as I've gone. I still haven't "maxed" these out even at 1.5v..
Asus Sabertooth 990FX
8350 4.6Ghz 1.35v
Noctua D-14 w/arctic silver
These 16Gb @1846Mhz
MSI Radeon 390X 1115/1642Mhz
500Gb Samsung Evo SSD
5x2Tb WD Caviar Black
Intel 1000/100 NIC
Corsair 500R 4x120mm, 4x140mm, 1x230mm
3x23in HP w2338h Monitors 5760x1080-9600x1800 via VSR
Other Thoughts: The sticks contribute to Very Good Performance (still) from my aging AMD platform; which is a very nice to see indeed. I am Extremely stoked for Zen!!READ FULL REVIEW