Originally Posted by VW_TDI_02
This has happened to a lot of them... Issue with the Vrams i believe if you push the voltage too high (~1.1v)
If you're going to exaggerate and say "a lot" as if it was more than ~1/50 rounding up
, at least know what has problems. It's VRMs or voltage regulator modules, not VRAM (Video Ram/memory). BIG difference.
And OP, from what can be seen, it was a bad batch of VRMs that went out to manufacturers that was causing the failures, not the design of the the card itself. The failures appear to have nearly stopped and no one with a recently bought card has had it fail. Also, 570s like the Asus DCII, MSI TFIII, Palit Sonic have completely redesigned PCBs with different VRMs on them and no one has reported one of those cards failing yet, nor do most people expect to hear one of them fail.
At your price range, performance wise nothing is beating 2 460s, but recognize that 2 460s will draw more power and run hotter than a single 570 while also not having any upgrade path available compared to the 570's option of a second or even third 570.