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David P.

David P.

Joined on 04/29/04

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Product Reviews
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Most Favorable Review

Awesome, when you get a good one

EVGA GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) 1536MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 015-P3-1480-RX
EVGA GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) 1536MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 015-P3-1480-RX

Pros: I have bought more than 12 for resale. Most are very new looking and work great. Out of this 12, I got 4 duds. Newegg was super fast with RMA, but even one of the RMA replacements was bad. When they work right, they are awesome cards. A touch on the warm and hungry for power side, but you knew that.

Cons: 30% bad cards from bunch I got. And a couple were the more difficult to find very occasional failure, while 2 were just totally DOA...no signs of life at all. Apparaently nobody tests them at all. They just keep sending them out until they stick. I feel I should be getting paid by EVGA as a QA person. I understand iffy cards getting sent out, but completely dead to the world, no screen even in DOS type cards....really?

Overall Review: I know that "recertfified" means "maybe you'll get a bad one" but a little testing would have weeded out at least 2 of the ones I got.

10/19/2011
Most Critical Review

Not the board pictured - Batting .500

HIS Radeon HD 4870 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card H487FN1GP
HIS Radeon HD 4870 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card H487FN1GP

Pros: One of the two cards I bought works great !!!

Cons: One of the two cards I purchased was messy-dead on first boot. As in messy BIOS screens, no way the thing would have passed any QC tests. Also, I bought them ho[ping to get the cards in images. Card in images is reference design with cheapo fan. I was hoping to use ealier ref cooler I have lkeft over on it. Cards I got were cheaper, scaled down version, not pictured one with Voltec chip. The Ol' "Bait'n'switch"

Overall Review: My guess is that HIS had a couple pallets of RMAs, ran them through the re-flow machines and is selling them as "New" again. These cards are great if you want 4870s and have plenty of time to play the RMA game.