Honestly other than some of their absurd price gouging during the past year+ I had to RMA a card from them and it went fine (albeit a bit slow) and it's still going strong today.For that kind of discount, if you were in the market for a 3090 anyway, I'd take a swing.
Heck at this point you might as well wait for the new cpus in a few months. My 9900k is more than fine since I only care about 60 fps but I will upgrade for pci-e 5 probably next year.Yes up to date - I know, I can tell it's not doing its best. May go to 12600k soon
Problem I'm seeing is that my CPU is getting hotter than I've ever seen - Flight Sim it was reaching 85 to 90c out of the blue. @3440x1440 res tooHeck at this point you might as well wait for the new cpus in a few months. My 9900k is more than fine since I only care about 60 fps but I will upgrade for pci-e 5 probably next year.
Ones milage can vary. If one plays VR 4K+ @90Hz+ the play field evens out pretty quick. The 3090 would do far better with a 9600K then the 3070 would.Is your sig up to date? If so then even a 3070 is not going to hit its full potential in some games with that 6 core/ 6 thread cpu. A 3090 would be a massive waste for you.
Haven't they been saying it's going POS for years now?Unlikely. The last two GPU shortage cycles were "attributed" to Ethereum. And it is moving to POS in September. Nothing out there remotely as profitable. You will always be able to make a couple bucks here and there with altcoins, but nothing like eth.
Back in the day, I beat the hell out of my Zotac 1070 mini and it just kept running and running.I'm on my second Zotac, no problems. 1080Ti first and now a 3080. The Ti was even an open box Amazon Warehouse deals type thing. Though maybe part of it is I don't wanna get myself unnecessarily scared, and haven't looked THAT hard, what I hear against them is usually more like "ew, Zotac", than WHY they're bad.
Um for that res and refresh rate it is certainly not overkill if you like cranking the settings. In fact there are a few games where you are lucky to get 60 fps at that res if you max EVERY setting. Cyberpunk with all settings maxed and ray tracing cant even average 60 fps at that res. Red Dead Redemption truly maxed out is no where near 60 fps. Hell go back to Watch Dogs 2 even and crank all the settings and use max TXAA and you will not even maintain 30 fps. So you can you can certainly put that card to use and you have a cpu to get the most out of it too.Maxed at 120hz - 3440x1440p is my main monitor - this is probably wayyy overkill - but I have about 10 days left to return this 3070 (which has been okay!), but what's another $500 anyways? lol