- Mar 12, 2006
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|Processor||Intel Core i7 2600K @ 5GHz|
|Motherboard||ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3|
|Cooling||NZXT Kraken X60 CPU|
|Memory||16gb (4x4) G.SKILL Ripjaws X DDR3 2133|
|Video Card(s)||2x EVGA GTX 970 FTW|
|Storage||1x Samsung 850 Pro 512gb, 1x Crucial M500 480gb, 2x 1TB WD Raptor RAID 0|
|Display(s)||1x LG 34UM95 21:9 (3440x1440) twin Dell E1709W (900x1440) portrait wings|
|Case||Corsair Carbide 540|
|Audio Device(s)||X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional|
|Power Supply||Corsair AX750|
|Software||Windows 7 Home 64-bit|
Agreed, but When I pointed that out they quoted to me their terms and conditions that applied to their "lifetime warranty" and made it clear to me that when a product was discontinued, it was no longer covered under any warranty. When I pointed out the card was less than a year old and their basic warranty was a 1 year they simply didn't care. But the card was only a few WEEKs old and newegg instead sorted it out.Well that borders on false advertising...
No wonder mostanufacturers won't offer lifetime warranty on any of their products, well I'm glad you were able to fix your card, my 580s are still rocking and havent gave me any trouble... yet, I'll stay away from PNY from now on, thanks for the heads up.
Bottom line was they produced a card with a poorly designed heatsink and then when they all started dieing they discontinued that series and introduced a replacement series with a new heatstrink design.
But anyway, I agree that the gtx 580 still has a lot of life left in it. Power consumption is not over the top, performance largely keeps pace with the 7950. I wouldn't say it's as fast, but it's in the same class. I'd say the gtx 580 is to the 7950 what the gtx 570 is to the 580 - most of the performance most of the time. I really hate to see them go, really was one of the great gpus.