From: Here In Oregon on 17 Mar 2010 21:45
> Card is in, and it rocks. Way fast. For grins, loaded Tomb Raider
> Underworld, turned everything up full blast max and it ran what looked
> higher than 30fps. Running video in overlay on Beyond TV smooth as silk
> with no flickering. It's quiet enough that I don't notice any higher
> volume coming out of my PC than before I installed it.
> The only negatives are that this card is LONG. I had to move my two HDs
> down one bay each to make room for the card to fit, and it require six pin
> power connector, which uses a two Molex connector to six pin adapter.
> to get the required juice to the card, I had to temporarily disconnect the
> light that surrounds the power button on my case. I'll get a Molex
> tomorrow, that'll fix that. I tried the GPU based reverb, but there's
> still too much latency to use it in real time, but I have other verbs I
> like for real time anyway.
Great review and I appreciate that. Great that this card is rocking for you
and with so little cash.
That card used to cost hundreds of dollars.
From: Here In Oregon on 18 Mar 2010 14:13
"Glennbo" > So my kid suggested we put Crysis on my machine and see how it
performs. With everything cranked up full blast, like reflections,
shadows, etc., it
> ran at a smooth 30+ FPS, and looked incredible and realistic. :)
Wow, Crysis none other. That is the benchmark for graphic card performance.
From: SoftShell on 20 Mar 2010 14:57
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>> "Glennbo" > So my kid suggested we put Crysis on my machine and see
>> how it performs. With everything cranked up full blast, like
>> reflections, shadows, etc., it
>>> ran at a smooth 30+ FPS, and looked incredible and realistic. :)
>> Wow, Crysis none other. That is the benchmark for graphic card
> It seemed to play it fine and the only lags I saw was when it was
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Glad to hear it's not so loud. That is one BIG honkin' fan on that thing.
'Course with fans bigger is not always louder I guess. Yeah that was one of
the review complaints as well as the size of the card. But then sacrifices
must often be made for performance. I'm thinking maybe a new machine this
year myself. Really appreciate all these comments & evaluations.