Date Joined: 12/27/03
Pros: -Great speeds for the price
Cons: -Might not be able to get the clocks/timings you're looking for with these with your hardware setup. Gotta do research beforehand.
Overall Review: I didn't do my homework regarding the RAM situation with the latest hardware. I thought XMP settings were still plug-and-play as long as your motherboard supported the clock speed. I found out it's more complicated now.
I'm using this with an ASUS TUF GAMING X570-PRO (WI-FI) and a Ryzen 5800X, and it doesn't seem to be as compatible with the motherboard as I hoped. I can get it stable at the XMP timings at DDR-3866, but can't get any higher even with relaxed timings. I can't get the motherboard to accept a CAS17 setting even at DDR-3600. I was hoping for better, but that's probably my fault. DDR4 is complicated now.
Pros: Fantastic performance - maxed out settings in tough games at 1920x1200 and getting great frame rates.
Very quiet and low temperature even when running folding@home.
When idle, the card turns the fans off completely but still stays cool.
6GB of video mem should keep it reasonably future-proof.
Cons: None. The price is still jacked up from the etherium craze, but that's not Zotac's fault.
Overall Review: My case is set up for front-to-back wind tunnel, so I wanted a card that blew air out the back, but not a single-fan blower design (too loud). It was either this or the PNY card, and this one was cheaper.
Also another reviewer mentioned frame rate problems with this card in TF2; I've had no such problems.
Pros: Bought this a month ago as replacement RAM for my MSI Z77 Mpower motherboard, and it recognized the XMP profile just fine (actually there were 2 identical profiles, not sure why). It survived a pass in Memtest 86 with no errors and appears to be working perfectly so far.
These were really cheap for the performance, well worth trying out a new brand.
Cons: None really.
Overall Review: Not really a con, but the XMP profile uses a command rate of 2 and my motherboard BIOS won't let me tweak the numbers when using a profile. Not a big deal, though, so I'll stick with the profile.