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If you were to run a 7970 stock 24/7 at 100% load - how long is it expected to last, barring any unforeseen accidents?

5 years? 10 years? 2?
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I don't think anyone can know that for sure since they haven't been around 5+ years.

Although I can tell you I had 2 8800gt's from 2007. One is working great to this day, the other has been RMA'd 3 or 4 times and is dead.

I would think it should last a good 5+ years if taken care of (i.e. not putting crazy voltage through it or running it at 100C). I mean I was running that 8800gt at 105C for basically one of the 5 years I've had the card (I think 2009-2010) before I replaced the cooler and it still runs perfectly fine.
Edited by icehotshot - 4/5/13 at 11:43am
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Unless you really beat a card up or have a weak component on the PCB, I would expect it to work for well over 5 years. If my launch ps3 can do it, then a 7970 running much cooler can as well.
     
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