How Durable is the GTX 470 and GPUs in general? Tags: Graphics Cards Gtx GPUs Graphics Last response: May 7, 2010 6:15 AM in Graphics & Displays Share Chronobodi May 3, 2010 8:33:37 PM just saying, since i will have to get back to my house from college with the Gigabyte GTX 470, it's still in its original encasing (i took it out of newegg box) I see videos on youtube of GTX 470 being disassembled and put together fine, stupid kids touching the PCI-E link, like, I know they're not meant to survive a fall off a building, but is there a general sense of durability? More about : durable gtx 470 gpus general JackNaylorPE a c 225 U Graphics card May 3, 2010 8:35:13 PM I wouldn't play tennis with it.....as long as it's in its packaging or installed in a PC, it will survive a car ride but perhaps not a fall off a desk if it lands wrong. m 0 l TheGreatGrapeApe a b U Graphics card May 3, 2010 8:55:32 PM It's fine, although I have some pretty entertaining pictures of people bent cards though. Actually it's probably safer in the Gigabyte box than if you were to install it into the rig and then ship it. You'd have to give it a pretty good bit of effort to damage the card in a retail/oem box. m 0 l Related resources How much do GPUs generally overclock? - Forum General questions regarding the GTX 470 - Forum How can I fix this? Evga gtx470 - Forum Trying to figure out what's wrong with my GPU (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470), and how to fix it! - Forum How do you unlock gtx 465 to a gtx 470? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Chronobodi May 3, 2010 9:38:36 PM ah, can i see pics of bent cards? m 0 l TheGreatGrapeApe a b U Graphics card May 3, 2010 10:20:03 PM Yeah I'll grab one when I get home (after the Bruins game), I think I have a few saved ones, and definitely one gem. Kinney had a bit of a shipping mishap and it was pretty impressive I must say. m 0 l Chronobodi May 7, 2010 6:15:03 AM got any pics? Side note, did the bruins win? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources How to unlock PNY GTX 465 to a GTX 470 Forum How about Gigabyte GTX 470 Forum How to go about stress testing a GTX 470? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !