Pros: AMAZING overclock ability (you can easily push 1150MHz core and 1350MHz memory under air), Practically silent when under 90%, Great thermals, Color!!
Cons: Heavy? That's pretty much it. Also the yellow and black isn't for everybody.
This amazing card by MSI offers the best of all three worlds...
- THERMALS / NOISE
- OC SPEED'S
I have owned a couple of graphics cards in my life, but nothing can match the raw power of this one. A couple things i'm going to point out though...
First of all, this card is REALLY heavy. I doubt it will break anything, just triple check that you are inserting it properly, as it would be a shame to break something. This is because of the highly efficient triple fan and large heat sink design, guaranteed to keep it cool under EVERY load. I have yet to reach 80 C°, in fact, even when folding 24/7, the card wont even reach 75 C°.
Secondly, the color scheme won't match every build, but the only yellow parts are the center fan and accents. Personally, the performance is more important than the (actually really beautiful) yellow details. Don't let the yellow determine your purchase.
Lastly, this card is AMD FreeSync compliant, which i feel is going to be a great technology and investment for the next generation of computers and monitors. Just thought id add that here.
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And some pictures of the card and motherboard i have chosen for my recent build:
(MSI Z97 MPOWER LGA1150, MSI 290x Lightning, Intel i7 4790k)
Thanks for reading