Originally Posted by consumer
NO reference cards are not all the same IMHO.
Depending on manufactoring, companies like zotac who undersell cards by $100 e.g the 580 GTX go the cheapest possible route by cutting manufacturing costs, choosing GPU's and components that are low quality so they can sell for less.
Zotac is garbage, honestly I won't touch them or /Palit/PNY/Leadtek/Galaxy/Gainward. Reason why Zotac has a good RMA service is because their cards break down so much.
Still going on about this huh?
As it was discussed in the other thread, reference is reference. If you cut corners, it's not a reference card
. The last manufacturer that tried to pull the very stunt you are insinuating got blacklisted by Nvidia - you know, the one that offers those Double Lifetime warranties?
You feel like you got burned - we get it. But you never answered whether if you even bothered to play with the voltages to keep the card stable, like everyone else has been doing.
They are good cards, but the AMP! edition cards may need to have the voltages adjusted to keep them stable at their factory clocks (as mentioned above). Other than that, they are a good bunch. Their customer service is quick and responsive, should you need any further assistance, and they do come with a Limited Lifetime Warranty as well if the card is registered within the first 30 days of ownership.