Final Thoughts and Conclusion
- 3 x Display Ports and 1 x HDMI, you have some options here
- Great Performance
- Supports 4 x monitors Simultaneously
- G-Sync Support
- Supports DX12
- Aluminum Backplate
- VR Ready
- Supports 7680×4320 8K Super UHD
- Supports GameStream
- Includes a DVI to Display Port and multiple power adapters.
- Can cool nicely (with adjustment)
- No compromise gaming
- 3 Year Warranty
- Does not include any HDMI display adapters
- Could be important for people that have 2 x DVI Monitors, 3 x HDMI Monitors, etc…
- Can be noisy
- Fans do not turn off
- Low temperature ceiling
While there are a ton of Pros, there are a few cons but that does not stop the card from being amazing. The performance is great, but make sure your case has some good cooling so support it and if you are very sensitive to noise, you might want to re-arrange your PC setup to accommodate for it but it is a keeper.
I mention price as both a pro and a con because while it is a high price it is the best at its price point or anything near it honestly. To get better, you need to pay almost double but you will not get double the performance, so the cost of better does not seem justifiable, but I may be able to confirm that for you soon.
For me, this card gets a 5 out of 5 Editors Choice, but if we had a 10 point scale, it might be 9 or 9.5 because it can be better though still an Editors Choice. As I slightly hinted, I hope to soon have an ICX card and/or an XP to compare and contrast, but as for now, this is tops.
I want to take a second to mention, I did not receive this card for free to review, nor did I buy it, I actually leased it to review for your guys. This gives me the ability to upgrade or downgrade whenever I want to review cards for you. I did this by going to CuttingEdge gamers, you can check it out here: http://bit.ly/2o49E8K but its best to give them a call and talk to them, they are really nice and will describe the entire process. If you are biting the bullet and getting a card from them, mention that Iggy from Dragonblogger.com sent you and you will get a discount too.
Let me know what more you would have liked to have seen or any recommendations.
I have spent many years in the PC boutique name space as Product Development Engineer for Alienware and later Dell through Alienware’s acquisition and finally Velocity Micro. During these years I spent my time developing new configurations, products and technologies with companies such as AMD, Asus, Intel, Microsoft, NVIDIA and more. The Arts, Gaming, New & Old technologies drive my interests and passion. Now as my day job, I am an IT Manager but doing reviews on my time and my dime.