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At first, I was a die hard Asus fan, only looking at their 570 and 580 which look like beasts. Then I found out about EVGA and found LOTS of great reviews for them.

If you were to compare all 4 cards (Asus 570, EVGA 570, Asus 580 or EVGA 580) how would you rank them in terms of base performance? (Don't plan on overclocking atm, but will be an option in the future)

Also maybe 2-3 years down the road SLI will be an option.
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EVGA afaik has a lifetime warranty. Asus only 2 years?

XFX has a double lifetime warranty.

If i had a choice i would chose EVGA over asus anyday, purely because of their reputation. The warranty is also a strong selling point for me.

580 > 570 so if you got the money, why not. Especially considering by the sounds of it your going to keep it for a few years. Dont SLI in 2-3 years though, just upgrade by that time.
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EVGA all the way, just due to their customer service.

EVGA 580 + 570
ASUS 580 + 570
Edited by xD3aDPooLx - 5/11/11 at 6:35pm
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I prefer Asus, because of their overclocking reputation and they have good customer service.
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I'm a self-confessed EVGA fanboy. They've always treated me well and their customer support is top notch. I've had to go through the RMA process with them a few times (I buy a lot of GPU...) and it's always been completely pain free. Their lifetime warranty covers overclocking and alternative cooling solutions, as well: So long as you return the card to them in original condition, then they'll honor the warranty.

Asus certainly isn't bad in any way, but their warranty terms and customer support are far less enthusiast-friendly.

Of the cards that you listed, I'd choose the EVGA GTX 570. The GTX 580 just doesn't seem like a worthy step up for all that extra cash.
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EVGA afaik has a lifetime warranty. Asus only 2 years?

XFX has a double lifetime warranty.
EVGA has lifetime warranty on -AR cards if you register them (They also cost more) if you dont register you only get a 1 year warranty. All other EVGA warranties are 1-3 years I believe.

Asus has 3 year warranty tied to serial number no questions asked.

XFX has a double lifetime warranty, but it disappears the moment you need it. Also horrible customer service.
    
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anyone who is recommending an EVGA card clearly must not know that they also feature the mediocre Reference VRM. Whereas the Asus Driect CU II models, which are actually the same price overclock far better and the VRM's run much much cooler. it may be 3 slots but its really worth it.

Plus, 3-year warranty via serial number is 10x better than a lifetime that is non-transferable and must be registered within 30-days to be activated.
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anyone who is recommending an EVGA card clearly must not know that they also feature the mediocre Reference VRM. Whereas the Asus Driect CU II models, which are actually the same price overclock far better and the VRM's run much much cooler. it may be 3 slots but its really worth it.

Plus, 3-year warranty via serial number is 10x better than a lifetime that is non-transferable and must be registered within 30-days to be activated.
I must agree.
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anyone who is recommending an EVGA card clearly must not know that they also feature the mediocre Reference VRM. Whereas the Asus Driect CU II models, which are actually the same price overclock far better and the VRM's run much much cooler. it may be 3 slots but its really worth it.

Plus, 3-year warranty via serial number is 10x better than a lifetime that is non-transferable and must be registered within 30-days to be activated.
Very good points, especially about overclockability. I don't see the value in the warranty difference, though it's possible that others might.
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anyone who is recommending an EVGA card clearly must not know that they also feature the mediocre Reference VRM. Whereas the Asus Driect CU II models, which are actually the same price overclock far better and the VRM's run much much cooler. it may be 3 slots but its really worth it.

Plus, 3-year warranty via serial number is 10x better than a lifetime that is non-transferable and must be registered within 30-days to be activated.
Well said. I'd never buy EVGA if i plan to re-sell the cards later in the future. Your buyers will ask for help with RMA forever .
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