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Whats wrong with gainward? Their products suck. The card I bought isn't a genuine GTX 560 design, it's a modded GTX 460 design. I ain't paying for that - returned the card today to buy something else.
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Whats wrong with gainward? Their products suck. The card I bought isn't a genuine GTX 560 design, it's a modded GTX 460 design. I ain't paying for that - returned the card today to buy something else.
True, but isn't that the case with most GTX 5xx cards?.. I mean the Gigabyte GTX 460 and 560 are strikingly similar. But I agree that the Palit/GW cards are pretty disappointing. They don't make awesome cards like they used to anymore.
    
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Evga is proud of the fact they produce true GTX 560 ti's
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post #64 of 70
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Evga is proud of the fact they produce true GTX 560 ti's
No, they just take NVIDIA's boards and slap their sticker on. EVGA would be the last company I would consider because I hate buying lame products and EVGA dont make anything awesome anymore, that and the fact that they are one of the expensivest brands here and I hate warranty where you need to register because its more hassle when you sell the item.
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Well isn't that just perfect for a guy like me who WANTS reference cards?
The evga is cheaper/equal to msi, asus and gigabyte in my country, so why not pick them? Their warranty covers even if you take off the stock cooler - which I will since I'm watercooling.
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No, they just take NVIDIA's boards and slap their sticker on. EVGA would be the last company I would consider because I hate buying lame products and EVGA dont make anything awesome anymore, that and the fact that they are one of the expensivest brands here and I hate warranty where you need to register because its more hassle when you sell the item.
i agree.
EVGA is only good if you're buying expensive high-end cards and want to keep them for a long time and watercool them, since their policy is lenient on that.
otherwise, for best air cooling, ur better off with brands like MSI and Gigabyte or Galaxy with custom coolers.
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post #67 of 70
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No, they just take NVIDIA's boards and slap their sticker on. EVGA would be the last company I would consider because I hate buying lame products and EVGA dont make anything awesome anymore, that and the fact that they are one of the expensivest brands here and I hate warranty where you need to register because its more hassle when you sell the item.
If one of my EVGA cards goes down. 5 days max.
I'm guessing your Radeon would have to go back to Taiwan, 5 to 6 weeks lol!!! Yea
Nothing awesome, huh? I dont see your name here?http://www.overclock.net/benchmarkin...11-scores.html I do see a lot of EVGA products! Now what have you got to say?
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i got the 580 3gb phantom.. it has its own cooler design and i use msi afterburner to keep fans max 50% so i do not notice it.. max about 70°C oced to 840 in heaven.. thats good for a gainward cooler
yes, not all gainward cards are good ant it aint the best manufacturer.. but this should be well known and not misleading people starting antibuy frustration-"it suuuxx!"-threads..

and to rma.. they are forced by the law to do that. at least here in europe.. it´s annoing me that people cant control their anger and starting to shoot on things instead of rationally deciding and layin low
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If one of my EVGA cards goes down. 5 days max.
I'm guessing your Radeon would have to go back to Taiwan, 5 to 6 weeks lol!!! Yea
Nothing awesome, huh? I dont see your name here?http://www.overclock.net/benchmarkin...11-scores.html I do see a lot of EVGA products! Now what have you got to say?
What does that benchmark thread have to do with anything? Just because I haven't submitted a result that means somehow EVGA or NVIDIA are superior... It probably is what you're trying to push here so whatever. And as for RMAs, they are generally done through the retailer here so it takes 3-5 days (the one I mostly buy from), but i've had no trouble with some of the brands. It may take 5 days over there, but not over here. So I couldn't care less which brand I buy.

I just dont buy EVGA because I generally dont like it where you have to register for warranty, and its kind of a hassle for you and the buyer, when you sell it and the stupid prices most of the time. I've had good experiances with other brands so what would stop me buying them anyway? And i would rather buy an ASUS or Gigabyte because it would be better quality than a reference board.
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I have a gainward GTX 560ti

out of the box it OC'd to 925/1850/2100 @ 1025Mv
this spiked up to about 85C core temp

at 940 core it would lock up and reset itself, trying to increase the core voltage did nothing to help (in fact any higher than 1025Mv even at a lower core clock also locked up)

un-screwing the shroud and hanging it 2-3 inches below the card, I now get
940/1880/2100 @ 1025Mv @ 81C

it seems the stock shroud actually traps in heat

I've ordered some copper heatsinks (off ebay for about £2) to attach to the VRM's and maybe memory to see if that gets me any further

Also thinking about swapping out the stock fan altogether for 2x 92mm

there doesn't seem to be anything wrong with the stock heatsink, just the single 80mm fan is a bit noisy on 100% and wouldn't cover the whole card - e.g. ram and VRM sinks when installed

I got this card for £150 delivered, which is a bloody good deal - spending £10 on heatsinks and fans to hopefully get near 1Ghz is still much cheaper than any of the factory OC cards capable of the same (I'll be happy with anything over 950mhz)
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