Originally Posted by Shredicus
lifetime warranty is such a gimmick. is your high end card even going to be worth RMAing in 5 years?
On top og that I don't understand the "limited supply" thing. If you RMA that 570 in 3 years, you're not getting another 570 back. They simply will not have any.
Go for the MSI Lightning and enjoy your card to the fullest while it's still relevant.
If your GTX 570 takes a dump on you in five years and it's no longer being made, products sent in for RMA will be repaired or replaced with a product of equal or greater performance if an exact replacement is not available.
One note that is very impotant is that EVGA warranty is non-transferable
. Products purchased second hand, from a non-authorized seller, or from an auction site do not carry any warranty.
Here is a list of the models they make and their warranty by EVGA.
Limited Lifetime: -A1, -A2, -A3, -A4, -AR, -AX, -CR, -CX, -DX, -FR, -FX, -SG, -SX
Limited 5 Year: -GR
Limited 3 Year: -K1, -KR (Before 1/1/11)
Limited 2 Year: -LA, -LE, -LR, -LX, -T1, -T2, -TR, -TX
Limited 1 Year: -B1, -BR, -BX, -DR
Limited 90 Day: -RX (Recertified parts)
EVGA also offers an industry exclusive 90 day Step-Up
program for qualified parts.
Products registered within 30 days of the purchase date will also be eligible for EVGA Advanced RMA (EAR) Program
Don't fogret to register your card here at EVGA
within 30 days of purchase and also upload your receipt to them in order to qualify for warranty and upload your reciept to EVGA at Upload Receipt
Uploading the reciept makes it so you don't have to worry about hanging onto the reciept at time of RMA. I think it's better than nothing, and for those spending between $400 - $720 on a card it's worth a little peace of mind.