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Indeed good sir. Just a shame Palit/GW don't make AMD cards anymore. The 700 Deluxe 4870x2 was awesome.
That was about the time XFX moved to ATI and Palit/Gainward went full Nvidia.

I say good riddance and much welcome, respectively.

My next purchase would definitely be a Gainward Phantom 6xx series.
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That was about the time XFX moved to ATI and Palit/Gainward went full Nvidia.

I say good riddance and much welcome, respectively.

My next purchase would definitely be a Gainward Phantom 6xx series.
Actully, some of XFX's cards were really good, like the early GTX 200 series (black edition for example). Then they went all cheap. Gainward/Palit always made awesome cards though. XFX should start making good cards like the "old days" and fix up their customer support, its rubbish.
    
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My Palit GTX 460 Sonic Platinum was not stable at it's OC clocks or stock GTX 460 clocks, due to the lack of VRM cooling I suspect.
None of the GTX 450/460 had VRM cooling.
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None of the GTX 450/460 had VRM cooling.
No VRM and RAM cooling on the 460/560.

Not even the EVGA-EE edition. Yes.
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I agree that I should've made more research. The problem is that there were no reviews of the gainward edition.
Stupid thread? No. I am just warning people with the same expectations as me.
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I agree that I should've made more research. The problem is that there were no reviews of the gainward edition.
Stupid thread? No. I am just warning people with the same expectations as me.
I ask you. What EVGA GTX 560 ti edition are you replacing your Gainward with?
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I ask you. What EVGA GTX 560 ti edition are you replacing your Gainward with?
Yea EVGA cards are just reference, and boring. If i was buying a GTX 560 Ti and I would look at the Gigabyte SOC, then ASUS DirectCU and MSI TF2. The Gigabyte one is the best by far for only a bit more.
    
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Hey there guys.
I just purchased a reference GTX 560 ti made by Gainward.... or at least that's what I thought. Turns out the standard clocked, relatively standard looking Gainward card is anything but standard.

Here's the difference:
- The PCB itself is 2,5-4cm shorter than the regular PCB
- The PCB is RED?!?!?!
- No cooling whatsoever for the VRM or RAM
- "Warranty void if removed" sticker is covering one of the gpu cooler screws... that really disappointed me.

On the bright side, it does earn me 12,5k ppd on my GPU-3 client

Anyway, I am definitely returning this next week, in exchange for a eVGA 560.

Just wanted to warn you guys that you should stay away from Gainward GTX 5xx cards.
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I agree that I should've made more research. The problem is that there were no reviews of the gainward edition.
Stupid thread? No. I am just warning people with the same expectations as me.
You bought a card you did not research to be non reference and you warn everyone to not buy any Gainward GTX5xx series = stupid.

Click link to another terrible gainward 5 series card
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/review...roduction.html
Edited by Newbie2009 - 2/15/11 at 5:12am
post #39 of 70
The Gainward version is excellent and can be bought for a cheaper price than most GTX 560's. I feel like this is more of a rant against Gainward that an actual warning, what happened is pretty much your own fault.
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I ask you. What EVGA GTX 560 ti edition are you replacing your Gainward with?
The reference one that has a baseplate. The baseplate is vital since I'm watercooling with a gpu only block.

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I would look at the Gigabyte SOC, then ASUS DirectCU and MSI TF2. The Gigabyte one is the best by far for only a bit more.
Yeah I see you... but in my case it would be stupid to buy one of the mentioned cards. Reasons:
1. They are shipped with a factory overclock, which means I am paying them for the overclocking I'd much rather do myself.
2. I am water cooling it so it doesn't make any sense to pay for a better heatsink.
(3.) Since I am watercooling only the gpu, I need a baseplate to cool the VRM and RAM. I will enhance the baseplate cooling - but that's a whole other story which I will make a thread about

Perhaps yeah, this is a bit of a rant. But I just don't want any others to get as disappointed as I am. Sorry for misleading you folks.
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