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How well does the PNY GTX 570 stack up with a 6970? Resolution is 1600x900 now, but this will change to 1920x1080, so let's go with that.

I have heard these cards are on par, but not sure. Plan to play new releases, basically a crap ton of games. Highest settings I can with 60+ FPS is ideal.


Also, how is PNY warranty? On craigslist, someone is selling a new in the box PNY gtx 570, and I am wondering if it will have warranty through PNY.
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Here's a bench comparison. The GTX570 overtakes the HD 6970 in some areas and vice versa. The 570 has 1280MB vRAM and the 6970 has 2048MB vRAM, though at 1920x1080 I don't think it will make much of a difference. I've never bought a PNY card so I can't tell you anything about them, but hopefully you'll get at least a two year warranty.
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Consider them equal at 1080p. PNY is not known for having the best warranty or support, I had 3 PNY 570's and had no issues though. In your case since you don't have one already I would suggest the brand you prefer more.
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Consider them equal at 1080p. PNY is not known for having the best warranty or support, I had 3 PNY 570's and had no issues though. In your case since you don't have one already I would suggest the brand you prefer more.
Does it go by serial #? Or proof of purchase? (I.E If I buy a new one but from a local seller, will it have warranty?)
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Does it go by serial #? Or proof of purchase? (I.E If I buy a new one but from a local seller, will it have warranty?)
I think it's proof of purchase related. So one person only and AFAIK PNY terminates your "lifetime" warranty once the video card goes EOL.
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Does it go by serial #? Or proof of purchase? (I.E If I buy a new one but from a local seller, will it have warranty?)
All the stipulations you need are right here:

http://www3.pny.com/support/media//F...9-01-09_v1.pdf

PNY have not stated in their terms that a warranty is void once a product is EOL. From a number of accounts I have read, it seems that PNY have made a turn for the better with their customer service. The CSR's actually pick up the phone quickly and provide a favorable outcome with RMA's.

Of course, this significant change is only within recent years, so it's hard to say what PNY will do for you 2-3 years from now when you need an RMA. What I will say that if any company is to survive and thrive in any market in today's economic climate, they should really make the customer feel like they got their money's worth; and I think their changes are heading towards that direction.
     
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Fella on XS and I had probs w/ our 560 Ti's. He had a PNY, I have an EVGA.

EVGA sent me a card w/ a fan that wouldn't spin cause the label was in the way. It crashed in BF3 beta unless I underclocked it. They claim it's my Corsair PSU (known issue, lol) or my memory timings or my windows install as they were unable to replicate the issue.

PNY sent him a 570...mine's still crashing in Windows.
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