This is an interesting little article about card and vendor reliability. Should put an end to that tripe about ATI cards not being as reliable as Nvidia's that I tend to hear annoyingly often. Either that, or fan the flames
What I found really interesting was that, of all the cards, the hotter-than-hell ATI HD 4850 had the lowest failure rates of all the cards on their list. I guess it really IS happy with those 100 degree celsius load temps
The worst showing was by far the GTX280, with a 10% failure rate.
The best Nvidia card I ever had was a 5700LE. It never failed me in 3 months then I 'upgraded' to a 6600gt which had more issues than all my other gfx cards and cpus put together. Great card, it just never really worked properly. Then I had an 8800gt which lasted 8 months before I had to RMA it.
To be fair, I've also had two borked ATI's though I was very impressed at how quickly I was given replacements for them. I read somewhere that ~1% of gpu's break - I must be at least doubling that percentage all by myself.
Yep similar mine put a pink tinge on the screen, i changed the cable and it seemed to fix it, but now you say that it makes sence.
Wouldnt boot and dropped out of games. Personally i think it may have been a heat issue as the fan was quite small on those.