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Matha G.

Matha G.

Joined on 04/27/21

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Most Favorable Review

Must Use to Appreciate the Benefits

ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3080 Ti OC Edition Graphics Card (PCIe 4.0, 12GB GDDR6X, HDMI 2.1, DisplayPort 1.4a, Dual Ball Fan Bearings, Military-grade Certification, GPU Tweak II), TUF-RTX3080TI-O12G-GAMING
ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3080 Ti OC Edition Graphics Card (PCIe 4.0, 12GB GDDR6X, HDMI 2.1, DisplayPort 1.4a, Dual Ball Fan Bearings, Military-grade Certification, GPU Tweak II), TUF-RTX3080TI-O12G-GAMING

Pros: Confession: I am NOT a gamer and the last Nvidia graphics card that I purchased had only three numeric digits for the model number. Whichever way one looks at this product family (Ampere architecture), the end-user benefits are definitely worth the investment. Any consumer or SOHO user should understand that productivity (not sheer gaming pleasure) is an important factor in appreciating the benefits of the investment in this card. Of course, supply chain woes notwithstanding, in a few weeks at CES 2022, one should fully expect some kind of "son of 3080" announcement because technology marches on. Similarly, CPUs are undergoing more frequent generational upgrades owing the better investment in manufacturing (leading to higher yields). So try to shield out the post-purchase blues and remember that Bird in Hand is Worth Two in the Bush.

Cons: The augmented features by the OEM manufacturer are understandable but perhaps useful (or advantageous) only to users in upper echelons of dedicated use.

Overall Review: Waited nearly EIGHT months to get my hands on this card. Since I've written VGA drivers for graphics applications (DDA for arcs anyone?), I have a tad more interest in graphics technologies since a few years earlier than IBM PC 5150. As the saying goes, may you live in interesting times! I can clearly understand why so many companies in the graphics (hardware AND software) were one-trick ponies.

12/24/2021

Customer Comes First

Intel Core i9-11900F - Core i9 11th Gen Rocket Lake 8-Core 2.5 GHz LGA 1200 65W Desktop Processor - BX8070811900F
Intel Core i9-11900F - Core i9 11th Gen Rocket Lake 8-Core 2.5 GHz LGA 1200 65W Desktop Processor - BX8070811900F

Pros: Just follow the instructions and one cannot go wrong - safety first etc.

Cons: Nothing comes to mind except to gripe at Intel for honoring the requisitions from Newegg only after making trickling quantities of 12th Gen appear in the market.

Overall Review: I've always settled for the F model because I wanted to save a few bucks since I always go for a "proper" graphics card for the final configuration. This obstinacy is now debatable (or a losing proposition) since "proper" graphics cards are not something one can buy upon demand. Didn't need the Shuffle to get this SKU since I assume that the demand is very, very low.

12/22/2021