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EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1363-KR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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3 out of 5 eggs Amazing Performance, yet questionable build quality. 05/10/2012

This review is from: EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1363-KR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Pros: Card runs much, much cooler than my 8800GTX. 40-42C doing simple websurfing, music listening and light work. Card goes between 64-80C under load, depending on how GPU intensive the game is.

Runs Skyrim on High at 60FPS without fail, Ultra is 60FPS almost all of the time. The Witcher 2 performs very smoothly but not steadily at medium-high settings. Alan Wake runs very well at medium-high as well.

Cons: I had to RMA this card shortly a month after buying it. The card failed so spectacularly it caught fire in my case! I have been building computers since I was young and have never had a part throw a fireball like this. It took my 8800GTX 6 years to give up the ghost, running at a near 80-90 for most of its life!

I have looked online and found several cases of this card blowing caps in the same way mine did. I don't know if there was just a bad batch or what, but beware.

Support was quick to respond via Email but the RMA took over two weeks to get settled. I now have the replacement card and it seems to be holding up but...

...the card has an incredibly unusual and STRONG plastic smell to it. The first card had the smell, the RMA replacement does as well. Once in the computer you can't really smell it unless you've got your nose at the back of the case. But once in a game for a bit and the temps rise, hoo man does that smell come back with a vengeance.

Other Thoughts: I'm mostly happy with the upgrade I've made from the old BFG 8800GTX, that thing deserves a medal for its service and how well it held up with todays games. This GTX 460 lets me play my games just as well in some cases, better in most. It's really a hard working card and assuming you get one that doesn't throw a hadouken at you I'd say it is worth the money.

For now though, I have to only give it 3 eggs out of 5 because of the first one's quick death. If this one turns out to last, I'll be back to update with a better score.


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