Top positive review
This is just simply THE brand to get for gaming cards!
Reviewed in the United States on March 19, 2019
If you're wondering what different brands offer, here's a guideline that applies to current GTX 10, GTX 16 and RTX 20 line of cards:
PNY & Zotac: Cheaper build materials, underpowered, up to 20% lower performing cards than reference, more noisy, smaller cards tend to overheat.
MSI: Good quality build, smaller cards with smaller fans tend to overheat, good performance.
ASUS: More expensive, good quality build, exceeds performance, lower noise levels and temperatures compared to other cards.
EVGA: Better price than ASUS, but near to same build quality and performance, exceeding MSI's performance, lower temperatures, higher clock rates.
EVGA cards are generally identical priced to PNY or Zotac; but offer superior performance, customer service (in USA), and longevity.
EVGA generally is a 10-15% better bargain than most other cards.
for 24/7 usage, choose between the more expensive ASUS, EVGA, or the slightly less performing MSI, and not bother with PNY or Zotac.
For GT 16xx cards with below 75W power consumption, you're ok with a single fan design.
For cards using more than 100W (like GT 1660 Ti, RTX 2060 or up; you will need a dual fan design)
For cards using more than 145W (Like RTX 2080 or up) you'll need a triple fan design.
RTX 2060 with triple slot single fan cooler, are cooling very bad, and aren't recommended.
Same with dual fan 2080 designs.