All I know is it broke a butter-smooth SLI experience and I'm pissed. Add to the the "stat squish" that made my formerly god-like character feel as weak and undergeared as he did at the beginning of Warlords of Draenor four years ago and they've done their best to suck the fun out of the game...
I purposely missed it. Just bought a GTX 1070 Ti last week (still a good deal - I'm happy) so I was really having to contain myself with this coupon code. I kept seeing things I wanted but didn't really need and I finally shut off the PC to go do something else until it expired. :laugh:
Just checked a half dozen stores in the Sacramento area. None.
Beggars can't be choosers. ;) This is about as good as you can do at the moment. Actually, just checked and they're sold out already. That shows you it was a good deal.
In spite of this minor thread derailment (;)) $469.99 is only about $50 more than this card was before the mining frenzy and is a good $100 less than any other GTX 1070 on the market. If one needs a new higher end card right now this is about the only sane choice there is.
That's a shame for you. I've heard a lot of people in metro Vancouver rent a box at the UPS store in Blaine or Point Roberts and drive down to pick up packages from US e-tailers shipped there. If you live a good distance from the border that's not feasible.
I've had five Galax cards in the last two years. Their build quality is anything but cheap. My current is a GTX 1060 EXOC White and yes, it does have a plastic shroud and fans. Duh - almost all video cards do. It also has a white metal backplate and the fans are white LEDs. Its a nice look...