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nutxo

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I was registering my new video card at EVGA and it showed 2 old cards still registered. I took a look and my old gtx280 is still under warranty! It's been on a shelf in the garage for YEARS. It's all crusty and quite dead.

I'm gonna RMA it and see what they send me..
 

DigDog

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prolly the same 280 ? i mean, at this point it's only good as a paperweight.
 

nutxo

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prolly the same 280 ? i mean, at this point it's only good as a paperweight.
I don't think that's how it works. It was a lifetime warranty card. They used to have those back in the old days.
 

nutxo

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so, are you expecting that they send you a 3080 or something?
Oh no. I honestly don't know what to expect. Not a 3080. ( I have one of those on the way anyways) I do think it would be interesting to ship it and see though. I'm genuinely curious. The cards had a premium price for the lifetime warranty.
 

BoomerD

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I had an EVGA GTX460 die after about 6 years. Also one of their "lifetime warranty" cards...they sent me a GTX660 as a replacement...covered with the same lifetime warranty.
 
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Captante

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I actually have an EVGA card that is "grandfathered" with a true lifetime warranty inherited from my original GTX-8800.

When the 8800 went tits-up, they sent me a GTX-550ti... when the 550ti died they sent a GTX-950 which never worked properly. (refused to wake up) The replacement for that was an overclocked GTX-1650 Super!

Per the last agent at EVGA I've spoke with, they try to keep you with approx the same performance level as the card as the one that you RMA if they don't have the identical GPU. In my case the 550ti was only slightly faster then the 8800, but where I stand now the 1650 Super is nearly as fast as a GTX-1060... that's quite a bump.

SO 100% go for the RMA .... I wouldn't be shocked at all if they sent you a 980 or even a 1080. (which you should hang onto because lifetime warranty!)

One negative thing I've realized about EVGA though ... they may have the best customer service BUT they need it because the cards themselves could be a lot better made. I've owned 11 EVGA GPU's... 4 just died suddenly and 1 weirded out with power issues.

:confused_old:
 
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Torn Mind

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One negative thing I've realized about EVGA though ... they may have the best customer service BUT they need it because the cards themselves could be a lot better made. I've owned 11 EVGA GPU's... 4 just died suddenly and 1 weirded out with power issues.

:confused_old:
Sounds like the GPU version of Korean car warranties like Hyundai’s.
 
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nutxo

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RMA got approved. Wifies bringing home a few pool noodles so I can make packaging. I cant seem to find the original box....

Also. I thought it was a 280, its actually a 260 superclock
 

Captante

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RMA got approved. Wifies bringing home a few pool noodles so I can make packaging. I cant seem to find the original box....

Also. I thought it was a 280, its actually a 260 superclock

Oh well .... think something like a GTX-960/1060 or possibly a 1660 if you get lucky.

Whichever way its a big step up from a 260.... when I went from a GTX-280 to a 570 the performance difference was huge and that's a FAR smaller bump.


:)
 

JEDIYoda

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Welp. They must have dug this thing out of the basement. I was thinking like a 960 or something but I don't think this thing is worth what I paid to ship the old one back.

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Captante

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Welp. They must have dug this thing out of the basement. I was thinking like a 960 or something but I don't think this thing is worth what I paid to ship the old one back.

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Still substantially better then what you had provided it works ... tested it yet?

I'm actually a little surprised you didn't get something like a 950/960 which are both Maxwell and thus still supported in current drivers.

GTX-660 is Kepler and is not... of course not like the 260 was! :confused_old:
 
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nutxo

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Still substantially better then what you had provided it works ... tested it yet?

I'm actually a little surprised you didn't get something like a 950/960 which are both Maxwell and thus still supported in current drivers.

GTX-660 is Kepler and is not... of course not like the 260 was! :confused_old:
I am going to test it. I also need to contact evga because in "my products" it says no warranty. I don't even think there are anything but legacy drivers. I dunno. The packing materials were also kind of shitty compared to what they required for returning a card. They require 2 inches of material on each side and each end of the card yadda yadda and this thing was in a box with one super thin layer of bubble wrap and then in the larger box with some bubble wrap on one side..
 

Captante

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I am going to test it. I also need to contact evga because in "my products" it says no warranty. I don't even think there are anything but legacy drivers. I dunno. The packing materials were also kind of shitty compared to what they required for returning a card. They require 2 inches of material on each side and each end of the card yadda yadda and this thing was in a box with one super thin layer of bubble wrap and then in the larger box with some bubble wrap on one side..

Legacy drivers is correct ... to be fair I installed my old 770 (Also Kepler) a few weeks ago to trouble-shoot a friends system and they worked fine. Unfortunately the more time goes by without updates the less likely this will be.
 

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