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. 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.