It is now September 2014 and it is abundantly clear that the 20nm nodes are not yet viable for volume production of wafers with huge transistor counts. It doesn't conflict in any way in my case. What percentage is your fan running on? Though it does cost more and has a higher thermal and power usage, it still wins. Our cards are covered with 3 years warranty. I managed to overclock it to over 1400 Mhz easily, and it has never crashed on me to this point. The backplate, while not providing any real thermal benefit, does give the card a bit rigidness and stability which the card does require because of its size. I'm sure this will be helpful when diagnosing future problems when trying to rule out power-related issues.
No stutter or frame drops at all. You also have the ability to save up to six profiles. It is unfortunate that your video card's fan died after 2 months of using it and now your replacement has as well. The game still runs great on one card just kind of a waste. Use this to remove all traces of previous graphics drivers and shut down your system. The big problem is, that after mounting the Thermalright Macho Rev.
For us, looking at stock benchmarks are useless, so what's been posted above, equates to nothing, really. It works fine and is cool but just slightly worrying. Ramping up the fans to 100% never allowed the temperatures to exceed the mid 50 °C range. With the fan speed set to 100%, the noise level is still acceptable and not so loud as to be overly annoying. I know others have said about this, but this is annoying considering you cannot control it.
The installation was easy as pie, and configuration through Nvidias software is really nice. It was the best upgrade I could have done and I wouldn't have picked another supplier. A high end graphics card supplies muscle to your system and this card is pure muscle power. The only drawback is that the card appears to be out of stock in many stores, which doesn't surprise me at all. So did i make a Mistake perfomance Wise? So make sure you put your best card on top to counter the additional heat from the bottom card.
Hello Chino Thank you very much for your reply. Also as advertised, the fan indeed completely stops in 2D workloads, even with 5760x1080 resolution. I'm here to assist our customers with our products and dedicated in bringing a resolution to all issues that they may come across. Cons: It's really big, and it's really heavy. The reference cards take the air and shoot it out the ass end but these cards although very cool, kind of make the case hotter. The hottest I have seen is not even 60c.
Temperatures have also been quite good, with the card barely topping out in the high sixties Celsius during heavy gaming. I understand these issues can occur and if the issue is resolved, I'll come back and update my review. Who said you that at higher resolution gtx 780 ti will win? This card has taken everything I've thrown at it without breaking a sweat. Maybe I finally get lucky, but two cards in a row? As always, we try to keep the results consistent by keeping the ambient temperature checked at 27ºC. The temperate stays at 60C after idling for 3min after benchmark. At 2560x1440 it runs everything in ultra, some games with dips as low as in the 50s, some games you may need to turn down a couple of non-needed setting. I will add another one when I can afford a 4K monitor.
I also tried using only one of the cards, using different Displayport ports. Best part was the cards never went above 73c. Click to enlarge Two sets of stickers are supplied with the card, one in silver and black and one in red and black, and these can be stuck in the gaps on the shroud between the two fans. I had to shift the card around a lip in the middle of my case, but it sat in fine afterwards. Inside Removing the cooler reveals five heatpipes, two 6mm, two 8mm and one massive 10mm. The stutters are completely gone from most if not all my games. Click the stamp for an explanation of what this means.
An enthusiast is more liking to try and push cards to the maximum. This means that if you're playing something a bit older, or just not all that intensive, the card continues to be silent. Stability and longevity are said to be 2. Dear Israel, Hello, I would like to thank you for taking your time in writing this review. Armed with voltage, power and load limiters, Nvidia these days can harvest massive performance out of chips when you think about it.
Cons: Length may be a problem for some people. My living room temperature is around 21-22 degrees celcius. This means less demanding game titles and multimedia tasks can be performed with no noise coming from the graphics card. That's probably because I never cheap out on power, mb or even power stripes. I consider them to make quality and premium components, and this card has only reinforced that ideology. Depending on the actual graphics card you have, the overclocking options will vary.
I surely don't know everything nor should I be considered an expert on the topic, I just happen to know a couple things and my way around a computer. I am not sure what's going on there. I decided it was time to get one of these babies and let me tell you, it certainly does not disappoint. Longevity will of course be the ultimate decider, but for now I'm very satisfied. Overall the Strix 980 is a great quiet card.