Joined on 02/14/10
Pros: - Speedy - Works out of box
Cons: - $$$$ yet not made entirely of gold - Could be cheaper - Was part of Shuffle for a 3080 so I feel like BAU for Newegg to offload an otherwise unsellable high-$ product that can't compete in the regular NVMe marketplace
Overall Review: Too expensive Works the same as lesser priced models
Gaming Z Trio - Shuffle
Pros: - Worked fine out of the box - Ran strong in benchmarking with 5900X - Cool running when using factory OC
Cons: - $$$ - It is a large card...with ample fans and heatsink girth - Shuffle purchase of an MSI 1TB NVMe that was outrageously expensive - Did I mention $$$ ?
Overall Review: - Fine product so far as are most 3080's - Would recommend if you can find it for reasonable pricing - Be wary of size if fitting in a small case
It's mine, It's fine, but they wanted a gold mine.
Pros: Fast Fits in my NCase M1 Has some RGB I won the option to buy it
Cons: Expensive Possibly too expensive Costs too much I won the option to buy it and did
Overall Review: The product is fine if sold in the vacuum of no comparisons. But if you compare it to a 3080, it's too expensive for the small bump in memory. Compare it to the 3090 and it has less momory for just a few dollars less with roughly the same gaming performance and yet has a LHR where the 3090 can do most everything once you are in that price range. Definitely a card that takes advantage of the situation. But as a $1899 GPU with great capability in 2021 and the possibility to own it when you can't own anything else...It is really an amazing piece of kit and darn well better be at those $$$. Great 3DMark scores paired with my 5950X and plows through most all things I throw at it. This was the OC card so some minor perf. boost from the regular SKU (that is relatively non existent). Hold the temps down pretty well on the stock fan curve in my limited ventilation in the NCase M1 and holds a 70-72C temp when running full-tilt in Heaven for an hour. It's fine if you know what it is and even if you look ahead or behind it in the stack..it is the one you could actually get to finish out a build with phenomenal results. Only your bank account will be disappointed.