I cannot believe these turn of events. I've seen threads like this before, but who ever thought I'd be a winner of the geek lottery!
About two weeks ago I bought a second 570(nVidia reference) with the intent of SLI. Long story short, I ended up wanting a 680 instead. I never even opened the box the second 570 came in, as I intended to simply resell it as "BNIB" with my used eVGA 570. Which I did, if you keep tabs on my sig
So while waiting for a pending payment on the BNIB 570, it occurs to me I should probably crack the outer packaging to remove my invoice from the box. It may have billing information, etc etc. I do so, and remove the invoice. If you've ever bought a non-branded card before, you know its shipped in very plan packaging. I notice that this particular package isn't sealed, but rather just one of those fold+flip lock boxes. I decide to open up the box and check on the card and make sure it's intact for my buyer.
Wow, this looks huge. Was my eVGA 570 this huge? I dunno, it feels huge. I spin it around and take a look-see, looks good. Then my eye catches a glimmer. A magical gleam of light telling me LOOK HERE, as if divine.
An 8-pin power connector. That's weird, my eVGA only has two 6-pins. Is this a higher memory model or something? I wonder if reference boards are ju- - - - -
I inspect the sticker closer, 1536MB. They make 570s in that size? Wait... that says 580. I do a double take at the box.
THEY SENT ME A 580?
I almost shipped this out without even looking at it, needless to say someone almost got extremely lucky! Thankfully, it was me and not the buyer lol. I refunded his payment, and he was super cool about it. Great guy. He may even end up tossing a little more coin my way to buy the 580 instead!
Feels good man!