Joined on 02/16/14
If you don't have a girlfriend...this is a good alternative
Pros: - More frames than real life. - Will make you feel better about being in quarantine. - Averaging over 150FPS-200FPS in 1440P - Does not ask you 'how you are feeling' or 'what you are thinking and other girlfriend verbiage.
Cons: - The cost of being in quarantine with this card might make you think about risking social interaction. - Is not your girlfriend. - Can't cuddle at night without risk of electric shock.
Overall Review: - Would recommend if you value good looking things. RGB is there for extra visual spice. - Might not be a real woman but will treat you just right.
Pros: - The performance is amazing! Coming from a Asus Strix 2080ti it is about 50%-60% performance uplift in games. More with ray tracing enabled. - The cooler on the FTW3 version is the highest quality cooler of the EVGA 3090 cards and it SHOWS! I overclocked this thing to 2.1ghz and it stays below 74 degrees! ( Make sure you have a good airflow case!)
Cons: -THICCC! About a 3 slot card! - Requires ALOT of power. This card requires 3 SEPERATE PCIE power cables running from your PSU. You CAN NOT daisy chain. I have a UPS and I can read that this card sometimes spikes up to 600WATTS while under load! I have a Corsair HXI1200W Platinum PSU so I have the headroom. Make sure you do as well or your PSU will not make it.
Overall Review: - Better performance than I ever expected! I run an ROG SWIFT 1440P 165hz monitor and games like Cyberpunk 2077 with EVERYTHING maxed out runs 65-100 FPS! I was also able to overclock this thing fairly high. Around 2ghz and 2.01ghz are the max STABLE that I got. That was 150 core/800 on the memory. Your mileage my vary of course. Overall this card seems overkill for even 1440p/165hz gaming as every other game I've played is maxed and not dropping below 60hz FULLY maxed! At 4K this card also kills everything. This is the best of the best! Hell it can play Doom eternal at 8K!!!
Pros: - 10 cores/20 threads - Everything is snappy! Lightning fast! - Fastest CPU for gaming on the planet!
Cons: - A little pricey. - Can't overclock it alot further unless you have a robust cooling system (liquid Nitrogen). - I already had a 10 gen i7...(explained below)
Overall Review: - I would recommend this. The crazy thing about this is that I actually already had a i7-10700K and my girlfriend got me this for our anniversary! She didn't know I already had a CPU! LOL! So now I have 2 10th Gen Intel processors and am looking to sell my i7!
5.0 GHZ is more beautiful than my girlfriend!
Pros: -Currently the 3rd fastest CPU you can buy for gaming (single-threaded workloads!) Only behind the i9-10900K and it's non-K sibling. -It's so beautiful I gave my girlfriend a 2 week notice! She needs to move just as fast or faster or she is gone! -I don't know what to do with the extra frames I'm getting in games! Tried giving some FPS to a homeless dude and he laughed at me!
Cons: -Speed is only a negative in the bedroom...
Overall Review: -I came from a Haswell-E i7-5930K which had HORRIBLE IPC performance. I would get drops while gaming of about 20FPS. This was in Fallout 4, Metro Exodus, etc. Bought the i7-10700K and clocked it to 5.0 ghz @ 1.26V (I got a hellava chip boys!) and my slowdowns died like the dinosaurs! NOT ONE DROP WHERE THERE WAS BEFORE! SO SMOOTH YOU COULD TASTE THE FRAMES! Get it if you can! You won't be disappointed.
The power of a Small Nuclear Reactor in your PC! (BUT STABLE)
Pros: -I bought this PSU in 2015. Has had stable reliable power ever since. Even powering an SLI rig with 2 GTX 980 tis/a power hungry Haswell hexacore i7-5930k @ 4.5ghz/4 SSDs. -Probably more power than you need....but why not flex. -10 YEAR WARRANTY! Yeah...10 YEARS! That is older than most kids walking around right now!
Cons: -LOL. When you have the best there is nothing to complain about.
Overall Review: -I'd recommend this to my 72 year old dad who has never and has no interest in building computers. I'd just tell him 'Yeah you don't need it and never will....but you should still pick one up!'
Moved up from an i5-4440
Pros: Replaced my i5-4440 i had in my system because it was starting to be a bottleneck. I have a Zotac GTX 980ti AMPED EXTEME eidtion GPU and it wasn't reaching its potential. Pros for this beasty CPU* -FAST -Can render my gameplay vids in Sony Vegas ALOT faster! -Multitasking CPU -More power with more cores and hyperthreading. -My games now run at very high FPS! I've noticed almost 10fps increase as opposed to my old i5-4440.
Cons: Cons* -This CPU will absolutely run HOT if you don't slap an aftermarket cooler on it! I have a corsair H50 liquid cooler and when I render temps shot up to 86 degrees as a maximum. Of course it isn't sustained but that is a little too hot for me even. -Price.
Overall Review: Upgrading from my i5-4440 i have seen night and day differences in my game performance. CPU rendering in vegas pro has also seen a significant jump in speed. Just make sure you have a good aftermarket CPU cooler to keep this thing frosty. (WHATEVER YOU DO DON'T USE THE STOCK COOLER THAT COMES WITH THIS CPU!!!)