I give you the World's Most Expensive Gaming GPU to be ever sold!

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#1 Posted by Xtasy26 (5288 posts) -

http://www.ebay.com/itm/AMD-Radeon-HD-7990-Malta-Engineering-Sample-/121096253149?nma=true&si=zGt0XWHpMEW6EQpjTmrCfrqonns%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

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Yes, you read that right. An engineering sample of AMD's upcoming Tahiti X2 GPU, sold for a whopping $96,100.0 :shock:

I think someone is off their meds. :P

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#2 Posted by LordEC911 (9972 posts) -

Well seeing how it is illegal to own/sell an ES, you have to wonder how long they will have it.

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#3 Posted by mitu123 (155186 posts) -

"This listing was ended by the seller because the item was sold."

Lol, oh wow.

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#4 Posted by C_Rule (9816 posts) -
If I sell my old 8800GT to myself for $100K, can I claim the record?
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#5 Posted by GTR12 (12582 posts) -

$96,150.00 ;)

You forgot shipping.

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#6 Posted by mastershake575 (8481 posts) -

How can you even get drivers for it ?

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#7 Posted by Xtasy26 (5288 posts) -

$96,150.00 ;)

You forgot shipping.

GTR12

Thanks for correcting. :)

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#8 Posted by blaznwiipspman1 (6680 posts) -

i know who bought it folks....it was nvidia ceo Jen-Hsun Huang. 

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#9 Posted by dramaybaz (6020 posts) -
AMD are desperate. [spoiler] /sarcasm [/spoiler]
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#10 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (24599 posts) -

Well seeing how it is illegal to own/sell an ES, you have to wonder how long they will have it.

LordEC911
I've bought plenty of ES stuff.
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#11 Posted by LordEC911 (9972 posts) -

[QUOTE="LordEC911"]

Well seeing how it is illegal to own/sell an ES, you have to wonder how long they will have it.

JigglyWiggly_

I've bought plenty of ES stuff.

Yes but something this rare and getting this much attention...

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#12 Posted by Cyberdot (3928 posts) -

Lol, the price is crazy and obviously falsely submitted. :P

I'd rather get myself a GTX 690 or Titan over AMD though, so I know I got a reliable and dependable GPU.

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#13 Posted by LordEC911 (9972 posts) -

I'd rather get myself a GTX 690 or Titan over AMD though, so I know I got a reliable and dependable GPU.Cyberdot

Shill or just uneducated?

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#14 Posted by Cyberdot (3928 posts) -

[QUOTE="Cyberdot"]I'd rather get myself a GTX 690 or Titan over AMD though, so I know I got a reliable and dependable GPU.LordEC911

Shill or just uneducated?

Personal opinion.

Sorry if it conflicts with yours. No need to throw insults at me.

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#15 Posted by GummiRaccoon (13793 posts) -

[QUOTE="LordEC911"]

[QUOTE="Cyberdot"]I'd rather get myself a GTX 690 or Titan over AMD though, so I know I got a reliable and dependable GPU.Cyberdot

Shill or just uneducated?

Personal opinion.

Sorry if it conflicts with yours. No need to throw insults at me.

Yeah but your personal opinion is stupid and uneducated, which is why he asked if you were a shill or just uneducated.

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#17 Posted by mastershake575 (8481 posts) -

[QUOTE="Cyberdot"]I'd rather get myself a GTX 690 or Titan over AMD though, so I know I got a reliable and dependable GPU.LordEC911

Shill or just uneducated?

I think its a little of both. This is the user who had no idea what seasonic was......... I think he lets personal bias/opinions get the best of him (for example ive seen him in a bunch of threads regarding overclocking and he will always scream "its pointless/not worth it" "don't do it"). He also recommend a locked version of i3 that was .7ghz slower than the FX 6xxx just beacuse he doesn't like/recommend AMD.....

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#18 Posted by Cyberdot (3928 posts) -

[QUOTE="Cyberdot"]

[QUOTE="LordEC911"]

Shill or just uneducated?

GummiRaccoon

Personal opinion.

Sorry if it conflicts with yours. No need to throw insults at me.

Yeah but your personal opinion is stupid and uneducated, which is why he asked if you were a shill or just uneducated.

How about me telling Americans that their opinion to the right of carrying guns is stupid and uneducated?

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#19 Posted by blaznwiipspman1 (6680 posts) -

[QUOTE="GummiRaccoon"]

[QUOTE="Cyberdot"]

Personal opinion.

Sorry if it conflicts with yours. No need to throw insults at me.

Cyberdot

Yeah but your personal opinion is stupid and uneducated, which is why he asked if you were a shill or just uneducated.

How about me telling Americans that their opinion to the right of carrying guns is stupid and uneducated?

well as a canadian Id agree with you about the guns, but I can't agree with your statement about nvidia being reliable.  AMD is far more reliable hardware wise than nvidia. Sorry gg no re.

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#20 Posted by 04dcarraher (22775 posts) -

[QUOTE="Cyberdot"]

[QUOTE="GummiRaccoon"]

Yeah but your personal opinion is stupid and uneducated, which is why he asked if you were a shill or just uneducated.

blaznwiipspman1

How about me telling Americans that their opinion to the right of carrying guns is stupid and uneducated?

well as a canadian Id agree with you about the guns, but I can't agree with your statement about nvidia being reliable.  AMD is far more reliable hardware wise than nvidia. Sorry gg no re.

AMD being more reliable then Nvidia ? :lol: go back to your RED WOMB.
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#21 Posted by kraken2109 (13271 posts) -
[QUOTE="blaznwiipspman1"]

[QUOTE="Cyberdot"]

How about me telling Americans that their opinion to the right of carrying guns is stupid and uneducated?

04dcarraher

well as a canadian Id agree with you about the guns, but I can't agree with your statement about nvidia being reliable.  AMD is far more reliable hardware wise than nvidia. Sorry gg no re.

AMD being more reliable then Nvidia ? :lol: go back to your RED WOMB.

Let's all calm down guys, none of you truly know which is more reliable.
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#22 Posted by 04dcarraher (22775 posts) -
[QUOTE="04dcarraher"][QUOTE="blaznwiipspman1"]

well as a canadian Id agree with you about the guns, but I can't agree with your statement about nvidia being reliable.  AMD is far more reliable hardware wise than nvidia. Sorry gg no re.

kraken2109
AMD being more reliable then Nvidia ? :lol: go back to your RED WOMB.

Let's all calm down guys, none of you truly know which is more reliable.

exactly, it was poke
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#23 Posted by sleepingzzz (2263 posts) -

If I sell my old 8800GT to myself for $100K, can I claim the record?C_Rule

Sure if you want to pay ebay the percentage on the sale (probably 3-5%) for making such a transaction.

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#24 Posted by GummiRaccoon (13793 posts) -

[QUOTE="GummiRaccoon"]

[QUOTE="Cyberdot"]

 

Personal opinion.

Sorry if it conflicts with yours. No need to throw insults at me.

Cyberdot

Yeah but your personal opinion is stupid and uneducated, which is why he asked if you were a shill or just uneducated.

How about me telling Americans that their opinion to the right of carrying guns is stupid and uneducated?

One has nothing to do with the other.  I feel like you want to change the subject because you have no clue how to approach the current subject.

 

I thought it was just America that had a bad educational system.

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#25 Posted by GummiRaccoon (13793 posts) -

[QUOTE="Cyberdot"]

[QUOTE="GummiRaccoon"]

 

Yeah but your personal opinion is stupid and uneducated, which is why he asked if you were a shill or just uneducated.

blaznwiipspman1

How about me telling Americans that their opinion to the right of carrying guns is stupid and uneducated?

well as a canadian Id agree with you about the guns, but I can't agree with your statement about nvidia being reliable.  AMD is far more reliable hardware wise than nvidia. Sorry gg no re.

Implying Canadians don't have more guns than people.

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#26 Posted by ronvalencia (25410 posts) -

[QUOTE="blaznwiipspman1"]

[QUOTE="Cyberdot"]

How about me telling Americans that their opinion to the right of carrying guns is stupid and uneducated?

04dcarraher

well as a canadian Id agree with you about the guns, but I can't agree with your statement about nvidia being reliable. AMD is far more reliable hardware wise than nvidia. Sorry gg no re.

AMD being more reliable then Nvidia ? :lol: go back to your RED WOMB.

go back to your GREEN WOMB.

http://www.techpowerup.com/88515/Study_Modern_Graphics_Card_Failure_Rates.html

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#27 Posted by ronvalencia (25410 posts) -

Lol, the price is crazy and obviously falsely submitted. :P

I'd rather get myself a GTX 690 or Titan over AMD though, so I know I got a reliable and dependable GPU.

Cyberdot
Just make sure it's not laptop NVidia parts.
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#28 Posted by 04dcarraher (22775 posts) -

[QUOTE="04dcarraher"][QUOTE="blaznwiipspman1"]

well as a canadian Id agree with you about the guns, but I can't agree with your statement about nvidia being reliable. AMD is far more reliable hardware wise than nvidia. Sorry gg no re.

ronvalencia

AMD being more reliable then Nvidia ? :lol: go back to your RED WOMB.

go back to your GREEN WOMB.

http://www.techpowerup.com/88515/Study_Modern_Graphics_Card_Failure_Rates.html

 

 

 

Another one..... lets ignore TDP usage, and the fact that all these results are from europe and the fact it includes POV manufacturer a big Nvidia supplier , which that brand had the highest sales and the highest failure rate. The high GTX280 failure rate probably is directly related to Point of View failure rate. Also . It seems that the data from this sample might not be statistically significant based on the sample size. Two cards sold more than 100 units in the dataset being analysed and had a return rate of 10%+.

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#29 Posted by buccomatic (1941 posts) -
[QUOTE="04dcarraher"][QUOTE="blaznwiipspman1"]

well as a canadian Id agree with you about the guns, but I can't agree with your statement about nvidia being reliable.  AMD is far more reliable hardware wise than nvidia. Sorry gg no re.

kraken2109
AMD being more reliable then Nvidia ? :lol: go back to your RED WOMB.

Let's all calm down guys, none of you truly know which is more reliable.

i had an ati x800xt die on me but i've never had an nvidia card bite the dust. i'm using a laptop with an amd 7670m card in it, right now, to game with and it has driver issues and won't even play some games at all like one of my favorites, RAGE. :(
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#30 Posted by Horgen (116400 posts) -
What is so special about an engineering sample? Better voltage control and better chips?
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#31 Posted by comp_atkins (34308 posts) -
What is so special about an engineering sample? Better voltage control and better chips? horgen123
no, it could actually be worse from the hw perspective because it's not a final product yet. the only benefit would be getting a pre-release level of something before it is available to the publc. could be months and months in advance of actual general availability. i've worked with some es hw for my job. it's not always reliable....
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#32 Posted by ronvalencia (25410 posts) -

[QUOTE="ronvalencia"]

[QUOTE="04dcarraher"] AMD being more reliable then Nvidia ? :lol: go back to your RED WOMB. 04dcarraher

go back to your GREEN WOMB.

http://www.techpowerup.com/88515/Study_Modern_Graphics_Card_Failure_Rates.html

Another one..... lets ignore TDP usage, and the fact that all these results are from europe and the fact it includes POV manufacturer a big Nvidia supplier , which that brand had the highest sales and the highest failure rate. The high GTX280 failure rate probably is directly related to Point of View failure rate. Also . It seems that the data from this sample might not be statistically significant based on the sample size. Two cards sold more than 100 units in the dataset being analysed and had a return rate of 10%+.

On the otherhand, Sapphire is known to be the largest seller for ATI/AMD type GPUs. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sapphire_Technology

Gainward's parent company is Palit.

NVIDIA "bumpate" related legal battles still persist in 2012 http://www.seattlerex.com/seattle-rex-vs-apple-the-verdict-is-in/

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#33 Posted by Xtasy26 (5288 posts) -

Lol, the price is crazy and obviously falsely submitted. :P

I'd rather get myself a GTX 690 or Titan over AMD though, so I know I got a reliable and dependable GPU.

Cyberdot

I have had 3 AMD GPU's since I switched over from nVidia and they have all been working flawlessly so far. I was all nVidia before going back to the original RIVA 128 back in 1998. 

As a matter of fact I was a vicitim of nVidia's "Bump Gate" when my 17" gaming laptop died with it's nVidia GeForce 7600 GPU died on me. So, I could argue that  AMD GPU's are more reliable. AMD never had a "Bump Gate". 

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#34 Posted by Xtasy26 (5288 posts) -

[QUOTE="04dcarraher"]

[QUOTE="ronvalencia"]

go back to your GREEN WOMB.

http://www.techpowerup.com/88515/Study_Modern_Graphics_Card_Failure_Rates.html

 

 

 

ronvalencia

Another one..... lets ignore TDP usage, and the fact that all these results are from europe and the fact it includes POV manufacturer a big Nvidia supplier , which that brand had the highest sales and the highest failure rate. The high GTX280 failure rate probably is directly related to Point of View failure rate. Also . It seems that the data from this sample might not be statistically significant based on the sample size. Two cards sold more than 100 units in the dataset being analysed and had a return rate of 10%+.

 

On the otherhand, Sapphire is known to be the largest seller for ATI/AMD type GPUs. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sapphire_Technology

Gainward's parent company is Palit.

 

NVIDIA "bumpate" related legal battles still persist in 2012 http://www.seattlerex.com/seattle-rex-vs-apple-the-verdict-is-in/

 

 

What an awesome find rova! Thanks for posting. I am glad the guy won. While my 17" Gaming laptop with the defective nVidia GPU didn't cost $4000 like this guy's 17" MacBook Pro it did cause me a lot of grief and cost me money. 

Funny story, I sent nVidia an e-mail and told them about their defective 7600/8600 GPU's and told them this wouldn't have happened if I brought an ATI GPU and demanded that they do a replacement, they responded with a one liner that they don't do replacement. 

What's astonishing about this article is that Apple sent two lawyers to fight this guys when they could have simply got a replacement laptop, after all, it's not Apple that pays for the replacement laptop it's actually nVidia since it's their defective GPU as the Apple lawyer put it:

"Apple guys said Oh, it wouldnt have cost us anything, Nvidia foots the bill for each board we replace. What a douche. Nvidia was also acting like douche bags when they simply sent a  BIOS fix to Dell and other laptop makers that had the defective 8600\7600 GPU's where it would run the GPU fans faster in order to cool the GPU's more until the "warranty" runs out in that way they wouldn't be responsible for replacing the laptop. 

I am glad I switched over to AMD, I have been doing gaming on this laptop for nearly 4 years and it hasn't been a problem so far. And Dell weren't a bunch of d!cks. When I had a burned pixel on my 17" laptop they replaced the entire screen with a brand new screen. After they installed the screen the laptop wouldn't start up so they replaced the entire MB with a brand new mother board (which means I got a brand new Radeon 3650 because the GPU is built into the mother board (whoot!) not to mention I got a new back covering and bezels. In other words, after a year of use esentially got a brand new laptop. Awesome service from Dell I must say and great GPU form AMD.

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#35 Posted by ronvalencia (25410 posts) -

[QUOTE="ronvalencia"]

[QUOTE="04dcarraher"] Another one..... lets ignore TDP usage, and the fact that all these results are from europe and the fact it includes POV manufacturer a big Nvidia supplier , which that brand had the highest sales and the highest failure rate. The high GTX280 failure rate probably is directly related to Point of View failure rate. Also . It seems that the data from this sample might not be statistically significant based on the sample size. Two cards sold more than 100 units in the dataset being analysed and had a return rate of 10%+.

Xtasy26

 

On the otherhand, Sapphire is known to be the largest seller for ATI/AMD type GPUs. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sapphire_Technology

Gainward's parent company is Palit.

 

NVIDIA "bumpate" related legal battles still persist in 2012 http://www.seattlerex.com/seattle-rex-vs-apple-the-verdict-is-in/

 

 

What an awesome find rova! Thanks for posting. I am glad the guy won. While my 17" Gaming laptop with the defective nVidia GPU didn't cost $4000 like this guy's 17" MacBook Pro it did cause me a lot of grief and cost me money. 

Funny story, I sent nVidia an e-mail and told them about their defective 7600/8600 GPU's and told them this wouldn't have happened if I brought an ATI GPU and demanded that they do a replacement, they responded with a one liner that they don't do replacement. 

What's astonishing about this article is that Apple sent two lawyers to fight this guys when they could have simply got a replacement laptop, after all, it's not Apple that pays for the replacement laptop it's actually nVidia since it's their defective GPU as the Apple lawyer put it:

"Apple guys said Oh, it wouldnt have cost us anything, Nvidia foots the bill for each board we replace. What a douche. Nvidia was also acting like douche bags when they simply sent a  BIOS fix to Dell and other laptop makers that had the defective 8600\7600 GPU's where it would run the GPU fans faster in order to cool the GPU's more until the "warranty" runs out in that way they wouldn't be responsible for replacing the laptop. 

I am glad I switched over to AMD, I have been doing gaming on this laptop for nearly 4 years and it hasn't been a problem so far. And Dell weren't a bunch of d!cks. When I had a burned pixel on my 17" laptop they replaced the entire screen with a brand new screen. After they installed the screen the laptop wouldn't start up so they replaced the entire MB with a brand new mother board (which means I got a brand new Radeon 3650 because the GPU is built into the mother board (whoot!) not to mention I got a new back covering and bezels. In other words, after a year of use esentially got a brand new laptop. Awesome service from Dell I must say and great GPU form AMD.

It to be fair, ASUS replaced my ASUS G1S (GeForce 8600M) GT into G1SN (GeForce 9500M GS) model. Some ASUS G1S owners has G50 (GeForce 9700M) replacement laptop. My beef is with my other ASUS N80VN (GeForce 9650M GT) 14 inch laptop i.e. after replacing the motherboard, ASUS refused to fix Windows X64 BSOD NVIDIA issues and told me to stay with 32bit Windows.. After that incident, I switch to Sony Vaio VGN-FW45 laptop with Radeon HD 4650M and it's all Radeon HDs after that. I bought my Dell laptop for warranty reasons i.e. our company has an assigned Dell account manager and they have pretty good business service.
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#36 Posted by GTR12 (12582 posts) -

It to be fair, ASUS replaced my ASUS G1S (GeForce 8600M) GT into G1SN (GeForce 9500M GS) model. Some ASUS G1S owners has G50 (GeForce 9700M) replacement laptop. My beef is with my other ASUS N80VN (GeForce 9650M GT) 14 inch laptop i.e. after replacing the motherboard, ASUS refused to fix Windows X64 BSOD NVIDIA issues and told me to stay with 32bit Windows.. After that incident, I switch to Sony Vaio VGN-FW45 laptop with Radeon HD 4650M and it's all Radeon HDs after that. I bought my Dell laptop for warranty reasons i.e. our company has an assigned Dell account manager and they have pretty good business service.ronvalencia

Just flash the N80VM BIOS for that laptop and it fixes the problem.

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#37 Posted by Xtasy26 (5288 posts) -

[QUOTE="Xtasy26"]

[QUOTE="ronvalencia"]

 

On the otherhand, Sapphire is known to be the largest seller for ATI/AMD type GPUs. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sapphire_Technology

Gainward's parent company is Palit.

 

NVIDIA "bumpate" related legal battles still persist in 2012 http://www.seattlerex.com/seattle-rex-vs-apple-the-verdict-is-in/

 

 

ronvalencia

What an awesome find rova! Thanks for posting. I am glad the guy won. While my 17" Gaming laptop with the defective nVidia GPU didn't cost $4000 like this guy's 17" MacBook Pro it did cause me a lot of grief and cost me money. 

Funny story, I sent nVidia an e-mail and told them about their defective 7600/8600 GPU's and told them this wouldn't have happened if I brought an ATI GPU and demanded that they do a replacement, they responded with a one liner that they don't do replacement. 

What's astonishing about this article is that Apple sent two lawyers to fight this guys when they could have simply got a replacement laptop, after all, it's not Apple that pays for the replacement laptop it's actually nVidia since it's their defective GPU as the Apple lawyer put it:

"Apple guys said Oh, it wouldnt have cost us anything, Nvidia foots the bill for each board we replace. What a douche. Nvidia was also acting like douche bags when they simply sent a  BIOS fix to Dell and other laptop makers that had the defective 8600\7600 GPU's where it would run the GPU fans faster in order to cool the GPU's more until the "warranty" runs out in that way they wouldn't be responsible for replacing the laptop. 

I am glad I switched over to AMD, I have been doing gaming on this laptop for nearly 4 years and it hasn't been a problem so far. And Dell weren't a bunch of d!cks. When I had a burned pixel on my 17" laptop they replaced the entire screen with a brand new screen. After they installed the screen the laptop wouldn't start up so they replaced the entire MB with a brand new mother board (which means I got a brand new Radeon 3650 because the GPU is built into the mother board (whoot!) not to mention I got a new back covering and bezels. In other words, after a year of use esentially got a brand new laptop. Awesome service from Dell I must say and great GPU form AMD.

It to be fair, ASUS replaced my ASUS G1S (GeForce 8600M) GT into G1SN (GeForce 9500M GS) model. Some ASUS G1S owners has G50 (GeForce 9700M) replacement laptop. My beef is with my other ASUS N80VN (GeForce 9650M GT) 14 inch laptop i.e. after replacing the motherboard, ASUS refused to fix Windows X64 BSOD NVIDIA issues and told me to stay with 32bit Windows.. After that incident, I switch to Sony Vaio VGN-FW45 laptop with Radeon HD 4650M and it's all Radeon HDs after that. I bought my Dell laptop for warranty reasons i.e. our company has an assigned Dell account manager and they have pretty good business service.

Unfortunately my laptop was out of warrany for my GeForce 7600M. Even it was repalced they would have replaced it with another GeFroce 7600M or 8600M because those GPU's are defective by the nature of their pacakging. So, there's a chance it would have become defective again. So, I am glad went with AMD.

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#39 Posted by blaznwiipspman1 (6680 posts) -

i bought an asus z71v laptop back in 2005 http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=2346.  First $1500 laptop to crap out on me after only 3 years of usage.  The problem was definitely the gpu, the geforce 6600 go.  Ever since then I never spent that much money on a laptop....nvidia ruined my experience LOL.

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#40 Posted by godzillavskong (7904 posts) -
[QUOTE="04dcarraher"][QUOTE="blaznwiipspman1"]

well as a canadian Id agree with you about the guns, but I can't agree with your statement about nvidia being reliable.  AMD is far more reliable hardware wise than nvidia. Sorry gg no re.

kraken2109
AMD being more reliable then Nvidia ? :lol: go back to your RED WOMB.

Let's all calm down guys, none of you truly know which is more reliable.

Out of the products I've owned between the two, both have been reliable.
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#41 Posted by comp_atkins (34308 posts) -
[QUOTE="godzillavskong"][QUOTE="kraken2109"][QUOTE="04dcarraher"] AMD being more reliable then Nvidia ? :lol: go back to your RED WOMB.

Let's all calm down guys, none of you truly know which is more reliable.

Out of the products I've owned between the two, both have been reliable.

unless you're privy to closely held reliability data from both companies, there's only anecdotal evidence to support either claim as to which is more reliable.
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#42 Posted by GummiRaccoon (13793 posts) -

[QUOTE="godzillavskong"][QUOTE="kraken2109"] Let's all calm down guys, none of you truly know which is more reliable.comp_atkins
Out of the products I've owned between the two, both have been reliable.

unless you're privy to closely held reliability data from both companies, there's only anecdotal evidence to support either claim as to which is more reliable.

There are failure numbers out there go ahead and check those out.

 

Also a good way to figure out how long the company expects the card to last is just by looking at the length of the warrantee.  Basically the warrantee covers failures that would be considered outliers.

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#43 Posted by blaznwiipspman1 (6680 posts) -

[QUOTE="godzillavskong"][QUOTE="kraken2109"] Let's all calm down guys, none of you truly know which is more reliable.comp_atkins
Out of the products I've owned between the two, both have been reliable.

unless you're privy to closely held reliability data from both companies, there's only anecdotal evidence to support either claim as to which is more reliable.

 

anecdotal evidence? My god man, the oven baking technique was invented because of the geforce 8000 cards, and the multiple class action lawsuits against nvidia also say something about their hardware quality.  I don't know how their quality is now, but a few years ago it was awful.

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#44 Posted by LordEC911 (9972 posts) -

anecdotal evidence? My god man, the oven baking technique was invented because of the geforce 8000 cards, and the multiple class action lawsuits against nvidia also say something about their hardware quality.  I don't know how their quality is now, but a few years ago it was awful.blaznwiipspman1

Don't forget about them going cheap on their VRMs and PWMs the last couple of generations.

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#45 Posted by gmaster456 (7568 posts) -

[QUOTE="GummiRaccoon"]

[QUOTE="Cyberdot"]

Personal opinion.

Sorry if it conflicts with yours. No need to throw insults at me.

Cyberdot

Yeah but your personal opinion is stupid and uneducated, which is why he asked if you were a shill or just uneducated.

How about me telling Americans that their opinion to the right of carrying guns is stupid and uneducated?

Then you'd also be wrong.
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#46 Posted by Gaming-Planet (18651 posts) -

I wanted to buy it.

 

Guess I'm too late...

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#47 Posted by mitu123 (155186 posts) -

I wanted to buy it.

 

Guess I'm too late...

Gaming-Planet

Better luck next time!

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#48 Posted by ronvalencia (25410 posts) -

i bought an asus z71v laptop back in 2005 http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=2346. First $1500 laptop to crap out on me after only 3 years of usage. The problem was definitely the gpu, the geforce 6600 go. Ever since then I never spent that much money on a laptop....nvidia ruined my experience LOL.

blaznwiipspman1

My other 14 inch ASUS N80VN (GeForce 9650M GT) is recently generating green and black screen of death. http://www.notebookcheck.net/Asus-N80VN.13491.0.html

It would be my second ASUS laptop powered by NVIDIA GPU to die i.e. my first one being ASUS G1S (GeForce 8600M GT). http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=3728&review=Asus+G1S

My company issued ASUS W3J (Radeon X1600M, 2Ghz Intel Core 1 Dual Core) still works. http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=2995

PS; my income tax pays for my laptops.