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Blown Video Card - What to do?

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November 7, 2012 7:31:54 PM

So I stupidly purchased a brand new EVGA GTX580 from eBay last December and it worked great until last week when it died. EVGA won't warrant it since I don't have the original invoice - so should I try to bake it, get a Gigabyte 7950, or wait until the 8000 series arrives (don't really want to be w/o a computer for that long though)?

EDIT: I forgot to mention the card shows physical signs of a short - the mini HDMI port sort of melted to the adapter and shows signs of burning on the metal of the card's mount.

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a c 185 U Graphics card
November 7, 2012 7:42:45 PM

Sounds like it's toast
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a b U Graphics card
November 7, 2012 7:45:05 PM

PICS PICS!!!

The 7970 is a very nice card. I would go with that.

You will be happy with that card
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November 7, 2012 7:45:41 PM

I've been reading the performance difference between 7950 and 7970 is like 5% and cost difference is nearly $70-100. Also, the 7950 keeps up with the 670 as well.. so I think I'm pretty set on the 7950 if I get a current card.
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a c 185 U Graphics card
November 7, 2012 7:52:12 PM

elayman said:
I've been reading the performance difference between 7950 and 7970 is like 5% and cost difference is nearly $70-100. Also, the 7950 keeps up with the 670 as well.. so I think I'm pretty set on the 7950 if I get a current card.
Hmmm.. i have not read the latest so maybe but either way a 7950 is a great card if you get a good overclocking card I would rather have a certainly faster 7970 card that can still be overclocked than a maybe will be faster IF I overclock 7950.But to each his/her own.
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November 7, 2012 8:06:04 PM

inerax said:
bit more than 5%. for $70-100 might be worth it ;) 

http://www.hwcompare.com/11427/radeon-hd-7950-vs-radeon...


Those are theoretical and with some overclocking, the 7950 is nearly the same as 7970 :) 

Oh and I have a 2560x1440 IPS monitor and have heard the new AMD cards work well on the higher resolutions.

I could swing this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

but still think the 7950 will be better for my needs and at a lower cost.
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a c 185 U Graphics card
November 7, 2012 8:12:02 PM

Anyways doesn't matter his mind is set on hoping the overclocking pans out with whatever card he gets it's a gamble hes willing to take so moving on from that subject yes it looks like your card is damaged it wouldn't hurt to try baking it know what i mean but if it don't work get the 7950
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November 13, 2012 10:56:14 PM

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