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Zotac RMA from gtx 295 to gtx 470

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June 18, 2010 8:29:54 AM

I RMAd my gtx 295 and Zotac informed me it was no longer being made (EOL), so it couldn't be replaced. After about 35 days of waiting, they inform me that the repair cannot be made in a timely manner so I will be "upgraded" to a gtx 470. That seems more like a downgrade. I've compared the specs and read around a bit and it seems like the gtx 295 would actually outperform the 470 in a lot of areas. Should I ask for a gtx 480 or is a gtx 470 fair? I need some advice. Thanks.
a b U Graphics card
June 18, 2010 8:37:08 AM

The GTX295 is better in terms of raw power, but the GTX470 is better overall.

(factor in 1GPU vs 2GPUs, lower power consumption, overclockability, almost GTX295 performance, dx11, etc)
June 18, 2010 8:42:41 AM

Bluescreendeath said:
The GTX295 is better in terms of raw power, but the GTX470 is better overall.

(factor in 1GPU vs 2GPUs, lower power consumption, overclockability, almost GTX295 performance, dx11, etc)


Considering that Zotac had me wait 35 days for my original video card to be repaired, do you think I could get away with asking for a gtx 480 as an upgrade? It's part of their rma policy to return buyers with an equal or superior product. So if the gtx 470 is inferior in certain ways, I could make a strong case for getting a better card. What do you think?
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June 18, 2010 12:47:17 PM

You could give it a try but i'm not sure what they'd say.

Fact is the GTX 295 is only beaten by the 5970 in certain synthetic benchmark tests and games so even asking for a GTX 480 will still not get you the performance you once had with the 295.
June 19, 2010 3:00:17 PM

Griffolion said:
You could give it a try but i'm not sure what they'd say.

Fact is the GTX 295 is only beaten by the 5970 in certain synthetic benchmark tests and games so even asking for a GTX 480 will still not get you the performance you once had with the 295.

Really? I thought the gtx480 was supposed to be faster overall since it's a single PCB and ddr5 ram rather than a dual pcb with ddr3 with the onboard sli. If you're right, then being "upgraded" to a 480 shouldn't be asking for too much at all from them.

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a c 1312 U Graphics card
June 19, 2010 3:07:02 PM
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Asking for a GTX480 is worth a try but you need to back it up with some facts like benchmarks. http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GTX_48...
June 21, 2010 9:52:10 AM

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June 21, 2010 9:52:29 AM

Thanks. That link was very helpful.
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June 22, 2010 1:01:39 AM

Does that mean that you got the GTX480!
June 25, 2010 4:20:22 PM

I'm kinda curious to see if you did get a GTX 480?
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