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Caleb R.

Caleb R.

Joined on 11/27/08

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Most Favorable Review

Card is perfect! Mystic Light, not so much.

MSI Gaming GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 12GB GDDR6X PCI Express 4.0 Video Card RTX 3080 Ti Gaming X Trio 12G
MSI Gaming GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 12GB GDDR6X PCI Express 4.0 Video Card RTX 3080 Ti Gaming X Trio 12G

Pros: Runs (almost) everything at well over 100 FPS with all settings maxed at 1440p. Most hit the 141 refresh rate cap. Runs Cyberpunk at 80-100 FPS with everything maxed. Runs warm but stays in the 70°-73° range, which seems fine. Looks cool and comes with a support bracket. Fit and finish on everything is very nice.

Cons: Mystic Light is a total PITA, especially since I need iCUE for all the Corsair stuff.

Overall Review: The card is fantastic overall. Im coming from 1080p and a 5700 XT and Im super stoked on being able to run everything fully maxed! Besides performing like an absolute beast, the card looks awesome and seems very sturdy. As mentioned in other reviews, it runs a little hot, but mine has never crested mid-70s, even during intense gaming. Really the only problem Ive had is the software. MSI tends to have a zillion services and processes attached to every program and they all fight with iCUE to where I cant just let them start up on their own. Its a little annoying to have to futz with brand new, top of the line, hardware every time I restart. None of that, however, is the fault of the card itself. Just the company that makes it and the industrys refusal to accept a universal RGB standard.

Most Critical Review

Won’t detect a 5700 XT

AORUS CV27F 27" Frameless Curved 1500R Gaming Monitor, Full HD 1080p, 90% DCI-P3 Color Accurate VA Panel, 1ms 165Hz, HDR, FreeSync Premium Pro, VESA, Zero Bright Dot Policy
AORUS CV27F 27" Frameless Curved 1500R Gaming Monitor, Full HD 1080p, 90% DCI-P3 Color Accurate VA Panel, 1ms 165Hz, HDR, FreeSync Premium Pro, VESA, Zero Bright Dot Policy

Pros: They’re ok, when you can get them to display anything

Cons: They usually won’t display anything

Overall Review: They won’t detect my pc when I reset or power down. I have to do a series of resets and plugging/unplugging cables to get them to come back on. I’m running an MSI RX 5700 XT Mech OC, with the most recent driver. Otherwise, they’re ok. As other reviews mention, I don’t think they’re anywhere near 1ms response.