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Official Zotac rep underfire on Reddit with regards to the 1 - 3 % lower performance..

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The weak fan curve - that can be improved easily yourself.
It down clocking more aggressively than the FE at 70c + - that can be improved by bios or mitigated by the user applying a custom fan profile.
The lower power limit than the FE - that can be improved by bios BUT the pcb may have components that cannot cope with the increased power.
Thanks for clearing this up mate
 
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Only if it can stay below 336W stable from what I've read. Otherwise, it's a limitation of the fan curve which can def be targeted by a BIOS update.

Remember that even with these fixed, the FE is not a reference PCB.
Thanks for this mate
 
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My Zotac arrived today. That tiny FPS drop is more than made up for by the quadrupling of my frame rate @ 1440p with high settings in Apex during the three months that I would otherwise have to wait to benefit from upgrading my 980ti.

If you've got a decent card already no harm in sitting it out for a bit, otherwise it's just a matter of getting whatever you can. I had my eye on the MSI Gaming Trio X, but when Gibbo posted the stock just before launch I grabbed the Zotac instead.

Hopefully they release some BIOS updates but if they don't I won't lose any sleep over it. I'm happy to sacrifice a couple of frames for a quieter card anyway. As for the PCB, it works, and it's got a 5 year warranty. If you want to push the clocks, then you wouldn't have ordered this card in the first place.
 
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I'm in two minds about cancelling mine, something doesn't sit right with paying basically £50 over RRP for a lower performing card. Using that calc I'm 26 in the queue.
 
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My Zotac arrived today. That tiny FPS drop is more than made up for by the quadrupling of my frame rate @ 1440p with high settings in Apex during the three months that I would otherwise have to wait to benefit from upgrading my 980ti.

If you've got a decent card already no harm in sitting it out for a bit, otherwise it's just a matter of getting whatever you can. I had my eye on the MSI Gaming Trio X, but when Gibbo posted the stock just before launch I grabbed the Zotac instead.

Hopefully they release some BIOS updates but if they don't I won't lose any sleep over it. I'm happy to sacrifice a couple of frames for a quieter card anyway. As for the PCB, it works, and it's got a 5 year warranty. If you want to push the clocks, then you wouldn't have ordered this card in the first place.
Great to hear you have yours.
 
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my Zotac card just arrived..... what to do now...????

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My Zotac arrived today. That tiny FPS drop is more than made up for by the quadrupling of my frame rate @ 1440p with high settings in Apex during the three months that I would otherwise have to wait to benefit from upgrading my 980ti.

If you've got a decent card already no harm in sitting it out for a bit, otherwise it's just a matter of getting whatever you can. I had my eye on the MSI Gaming Trio X, but when Gibbo posted the stock just before launch I grabbed the Zotac instead.

Hopefully they release some BIOS updates but if they don't I won't lose any sleep over it. I'm happy to sacrifice a couple of frames for a quieter card anyway. As for the PCB, it works, and it's got a 5 year warranty. If you want to push the clocks, then you wouldn't have ordered this card in the first place.

The 5 year warranty was the main selling point for these cards. Everybody else has 2 or 3 years.

The very slightly slower clocks wont make any real difference.
 
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Mine is coming tomorrow aswell, 14:01 order time.
I'm not bothered about the 1 to 2% fps loss.. As for the PCB surely the card can't be completely crap if it has a 5 year Warranty?
I don't Overclock much at all.. Maybe a tiny OC. I usually undervolt though if performance isn't affected

Never actually paid attention to a PCB before, I thought they were all the same. Every gpu I've had in the past were all gigabyte (HD 7950s, R9 290X, RX 480 GTX 1070, RX 5700 XT.

I just wanted the warranty for some reason lol
 
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no, it is a hardware/PCB issue. I think it is being blown out of proportion though.
I hope so mate. I ordered one but didn’t get through until 14:42. Want one bad as I currently have my first build waiting with a 3400g in it :(
 
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