Date Joined: 04/18/13
Pros: - Runs cool
- Decent amount of overclock potential]
- Back plate is a nice touch for ascetically pleasing builds
Cons: None so far
Overall Review: Bought this card for a new more budget oriented build that could do smooth 1080p gaming, paired with a i5-6600, WD Black NVME M.2 SSD and a 16GB of DDR4 at 2133mhz. Witcher 3 with all settings turned up is buttery smooth. With very minor overclocking it scored a 62% on userbenchmark. I've seen reports of people overclocking to about equal or in some cases just above the performance of a 1660 Ti so for the price of this card I'd rather tune it up than pay more for the next step up. The only issue I ran into (and this is my fault for not looking at the dimensions) is that in an Corsair Air 240 case with the 8 pin hooked up it pushes on the window. I got the window on but will need to get a low profile 180 degree adapter to keep the window from bulging. Just something to keep in mind. For a more budget card it looks good in the case too, and the neutral colors would go well with any build. If you're looking for a solid performer that gets you smooth 1080p gaming I'd say this is a solid contender. Based on 1440p benchmarks I've seen you could use this as well but may have to turn down settings on a number of games if you're set on no lower than 60FPS.
Pros: - Small form factor, should fit in almost any case you need
- Solid 1080p performance, if you're looking for 1440 or higher try a better card
- No external power, runs off the 75w from motherboard (possibly a con if hitting power limit while overclocking)
- Runs cool, haven't seen mine getting over 60C with a +200Mhz overclock after a half hour on heaven benchmark
Cons: - Lack of optional external power somewhat limits overclocking as you hit your power limit pretty easily
Overall Review: - Would recommend for people looking to run current games at decent settings but aren't looking for 140FPS on ultra settings in every game, I upgraded from dual GTX 660s running in SLI and its made a notable difference.
Pros: Power output, design, quite, looks decent for a power supply
Cons: Only lasted for about 8 months
Overall Review: Got it as my first PSU for a mid grade gaming PC build, worked fine, didn't notice any excessive noise, but just decided to quit one day. These didn't have many reviews, and were pretty new (I think) when I bought mine, so I'm interested to see if other peoples go bad in the next year or so.