Holy thread revival!
Been reading some newsy things this morning, in particular:
ATI 3870s fail too !
It dawns on me that I haven`t heard anything, witnessed anything, dealt with anything, regarding any nVidia cards/laptops falling over. Sure I`ve heard of doas - u get doas everywhere. And the reports were of the tech stretching back to the generation b4 last.
I see this article about ATI, and it immediately starts off with nVidia`s failure record, woeful service.. - eh ? nVidia fanbois ? From perhaps an ATI fanboi ? I dunno, but it`s irresponsible if ur claiming to be a `reporter` to show a personal favorite.
Just made me chortle a bit, as if we take reports such as these about ATI/nVidia/etc, they would have us believe that the industry is extremely flakey, and it isn`t.
U get failures - they happen. U also get in this day`n`age a breed of customer who believe they`re full of entitlement, over-proportionally or realistic, and with the anonymous right to voice their slanderous, often grossly incorrect, opinion without reproach on the net. U can spot these people from reading a handful of lines on their forum posts.
"nVidia - yeah they suck, had 3 cards off them and they all failed - I`ll never get one of those again !"
.. but what u don`t know if that this is the person`s first build/install. The first card was an pcie and their Dell had an agp, they get another and dont attach a rear power to the card, 3rd time they knock the cpu cooler and the Dell fails to boot at-all. (ofc u don`t get to read any of this with the post, cost they wouldn`t admit it. they know everything, they do nothing wrong and every1 else is.) - there on in tho, 3 cards returned and a lifetime of bad nVidia posts. Happens that they got a repaired pc or a new one, bought an ATI card (that was luckily the right one), and it worked - even tho they still never put the power in the rear, but procede to splam forums about `why my 4870 isnt running fast! - effing DELL!!!` (procede with bad Dell posts) and on, and on, and on. .....
YAY revival thread into a rant !