Weekend Open Forum: What GPU is in your system?

Evernessince

地獄らしい人間動物園
Yeah that's why I switched 4 years ago. Was it an EVGA card? - because in my experience they are incredibly unreliable..
Good guess, it was. Shipping alone is costing me $30. I really do wish more companies offered to pay shipping, it's much cheaper for a large business and really gives the warranty value without hassle. Dell and logitech are top notch to me. They offer to send out a replacement without having received the damaged product. If needed, they will even get you a shipping label for free.

Funny thing about the video card when I first bought it, there was a hole in the anti-static bag and a bit of a residue (kinda like a white tint) on the exposed pcb. I probably should have asked for a replacement then instead of waiting for issues. Hopefully others can take this as a learning experience. If anything is out of the ordinary with your GPU, request a replacement right away. Chances are there's going to be something wrong with it down the line.
 

madboyv1

TechSpot Paladin
I've got a GTX 570 I got second hand for about $250 when the 600 series had just come out... I for one have plans to do a full system upgrade by the end of the year, so that will be changing. =)
 

cmbjive

TS Booster
One Asus GTX 780. I have a second one, but do not have a 1,000+ Watt PSU to provide the extra power to do SLI. The one card is more than enough for now.
 

red1776

Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe
I'm running a pair of heavily OC'd Sapphire 4GB R9 290's.
Just a bit curious here. What kinda of games/monitors do you run that require that much power?
I don';t know about him but
I'm running 4 x R290x quadfire. 5760 x 1080 and 4K res.
Having the ability to run everything maxed out including AA, HBAO, textures etc in games like metro 2033/LL
or witcher 2 in UBER setting is great.
 
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CaptainTom

TS Maniac
Yeah that's why I switched 4 years ago. Was it an EVGA card? - because in my experience they are incredibly unreliable..
Good guess, it was. Shipping alone is costing me $30. I really do wish more companies offered to pay shipping, it's much cheaper for a large business and really gives the warranty value without hassle. Dell and logitech are top notch to me. They offer to send out a replacement without having received the damaged product. If needed, they will even get you a shipping label for free.

Funny thing about the video card when I first bought it, there was a hole in the anti-static bag and a bit of a residue (kinda like a white tint) on the exposed pcb. I probably should have asked for a replacement then instead of waiting for issues. Hopefully others can take this as a learning experience. If anything is out of the ordinary with your GPU, request a replacement right away. Chances are there's going to be something wrong with it down the line.
All I can say is - and I am not exaggerating - that literally everyone I know who has owned an EVGA GPU, had it break in under a year (That is like 5+ people including me). Zotac, SAPPHIRE, MSI, Gigabyte, XFX, and powercolor all work fine.
 

MrBlkfx1

TS Evangelist
Just a bit curious here. What kinda of games/monitors do you run that require that much power?
I run a 3 monitor setup but that's just for productivity these days. I like to be able to play any game I'm interested in with comfortable frames at the highest detail available. My dual 290's allow me to do that for the most part.
 

Evernessince

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I don';t know about him but
I'm running 4 x R290x quadfire. 5760 x 1080 and 4K res.
Having the ability to run everything maxed out including AA, HBAO, textures etc in games like metro 2033/LL
or witcher 2 in UBER setting is great.
I get ya. With a resolution that high, it pretty much requires at least 2 cards.
 

Evernessince

地獄らしい人間動物園
I run a 3 monitor setup but that's just for productivity these days. I like to be able to play any game I'm interested in with comfortable frames at the highest detail available. My dual 290's allow me to do that for the most part.
Yeah, I've found that multi-monitor setups can sometimes be a hassle with games. On the other hands, they are awesome for programming and browsing the web.
 

Evernessince

地獄らしい人間動物園
All I can say is - and I am not exaggerating - that literally everyone I know who has owned an EVGA GPU, had it break in under a year (That is like 5+ people including me). Zotac, SAPPHIRE, MSI, Gigabyte, XFX, and powercolor all work fine.
I've had a Gigabyte, powercolor, and Sapphire card before and have never had to send one in for repair until the EVGA. All of my older cards are mostly still in commission. I have a radeon 2400XT that's still going inside a media center.
 

dividebyzero

trainee n00b
All I can say is - and I am not exaggerating - that literally everyone I know who has owned an EVGA GPU, had it break in under a year (That is like 5+ people including me).
Well, I can say that of all the EVGA cards I've owned ( 780, 580, 280, 8800Ultra's), I've never had one screw up from hardware failure, and their failure rate is generally fairly consistent with other AIB's.
Zotac, SAPPHIRE, MSI, Gigabyte, XFX, and powercolor all work fine.
For me (and quite a few others), XFX have a certain well-earned reputation for bad customer service - A defective 5850 (wouldn't hold default OC clocks) was sent back to me in the same condition I sent it off in - unopened and unchecked. Had a similar experience, where the company refused to take responsibility for a 5970 that overheated and had considerable PCB warping.
From my experience (and I've owned quite a number of graphics cards, and installed/repaired many more), a lot comes down to support/customer service or individual SKU's incorrectly binned (almost all BFG's OC'ed models and certain Asus TOP cards spring to mind)
Good: EVGA, Sapphire, HIS (even if they use a third party for RMA), Gigabyte, Leadtek, PNY, Sparkle (pre-TUL ownership)
Bad: MSI, Diamond, VisionTek, Club 3D, Foxconn, XFX, Jetway.
Indifferent: PowerColor, PC Partner's Nvidia brands (Inno3D, Zotac, Manli), ECS, Asus.
Abysmal: Zogis, BFG*, GeCube*, Cardexpert*, Albatron*, Colorful/Chaintech.

Owned a few Palit (Palit/Gainward/Galaxy) cards but never had an issue, and never had to contact customer support for any reason.

* Defunct.
 
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9Nails

TechSpot Paladin
A refurbished PNY GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) which I picked up from NewEgg in 2011!

I'm still happy with it, and it gets the job done. Never a hiccup, and it's running Win 8.1 64-b just fine.
 

GhostRyder

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3 PowerColor R9 290X cards in CFX on a 4K screen. Love them honestly and got them for a decent deal at the time to replace my previous pair of HD 6990's.
 
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Depends, which one? R9 290 in my main, Radeon HD 7850 in secondary, GTX 465/470 in third, Radeon HD 4850 XFire, Radeon HD 3450, Radeon HD 4350. Then there is the laptops, GTX 980M, GT 650M, and Intel HD 4000.
 

Adhmuz

TechSpot Paladin
Still using a single 5870, could go crossfire with my second card in a system that doesn't need it but my gaming needs aren't what they use to be so it does just fine. When I do have some extra money available it'll be an easy choice.
 
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My GPU is Titan.. I took it from titan then attached (soldered again) to PCB from gtx780 Ti galaxy HOF.. :D
(warning, this comment contains hoax intended for joking)
 

CaptainTom

TS Maniac
Well, I can say that of all the EVGA cards I've owned ( 780, 580, 280, 8800Ultra's), I've never had one screw up from hardware failure, and their failure rate is generally fairly consistent with other AIB's.

For me (and quite a few others), XFX have a certain well-earned reputation for bad customer service - A defective 5850 (wouldn't hold default OC clocks) was sent back to me in the same condition I sent it off in - unopened and unchecked. Had a similar experience, where the company refused to take responsibility for a 5970 that overheated and had considerable PCB warping.
From my experience (and I've owned quite a number of graphics cards, and installed/repaired many more), a lot comes down to support/customer service or individual SKU's incorrectly binned (almost all BFG's OC'ed models and certain Asus TOP cards spring to mind)
Good: EVGA, Sapphire, HIS (even if they use a third party for RMA), Gigabyte, Leadtek, PNY, Sparkle (pre-TUL ownership)
Bad: MSI, Diamond, VisionTek, Club 3D, Foxconn, Jetway.
Indifferent: PowerColor, PC Partner's Nvidia brands (Inno3D, Zotac, Manli), ECS, Asus.
Abysmal: Zogis, BFG*, GeCube*, Cardexpert*, Albatron*, Colorful/Chaintech.

Owned a few Palit (Palit/Gainward/Galaxy) cards but never had an issue, and never had to contact customer support for any reason.

* Defunct.
So you are lucky. Look all I can do is try to warn people. After what I have seen I have no choice...
 

Sarcasm

TS Guru
I have GTX 660's in SLI right now only because I was able to get the second card for $80. I'm not a fan of SLI and would prefer a single powerful card. But man these two cards do more than enough for 1920x1200 for pretty much every game out there. Although I am looking to go with a single GTX 960.
 

tipstir

TS Ambassador
Newer systems;

AMD Radeon HD 7560D on APU set to 4.3 GB no issues with any online game so far.
AMD Radeon HD6000 on APU overclocked to 3 GHz
Intel HD
Older systems;
AMD Radeon Mobile HD 4200
AMD Radeon HD 3200