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Old January 30, 2012, 09:12 AM
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Old January 30, 2012, 09:16 AM
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Don't get me started on poor drivers with AMD. My 6870s never came with an official driver when they launched and later on my 6970s had driver issues with eyefinity in crossfire on several games.
Here I am: here I remain
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Old January 30, 2012, 01:09 PM
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^^^ Agreed, although those 7970's are tempting, elected to go with a couple of 580 Classy Ultras as I KNOW I'll get great Driver Support, means a lot in my books! Perhaps ATI will have it all sorted out for these new Cards.

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Old January 30, 2012, 01:26 PM
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To be fair, both crossfire/sli have issues in general.
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Old January 30, 2012, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by sandpeople1 View Post
First I would like to thank the members who offered advice but do not even run the gtx470 cards at the present time, not have the similar problems. And to the member that asked if they had their card OC'd when it clearly stated that it wasn't- way to go
The 470 is plagued with problems and nvidia has ignored them since release and will continue to ignore them bc they don't want to admit that they made a card that is a lemon.
There is no fix for this card and it continually crashes on all drivers.
I bought a new mobo, processor, and memory (about $1064 worth) and now am forced to replace this piece of $#*T nvidia with something from a company that actually cares about it's products.
To the original poster- you may want to just sell your card and stay very clear of nvidia and anything with the name "470" in it.
There is no fix bc the problem is the resistors on the card itself and the way it was designed- that is why the 480 came out very shortly after the 470.
I will never buy from nvidia again - they are the "black & decker" or "bosch" of the industry and are not to be trusted.
Well, sorry you've had problems, but let me correct some of your FUD. First off, the GTX480 and GTX470 were released on the same date, March 26th 2010. I never had any issues with my Zotac reference version which I owned and ran 24/7 for 15 months before I sold it. In fact, the 470 reference PCB worked just fine, as MSI re-used the 470 PCB on their GTX570 release version.

As for why you spent over $1000 dollars replacing your CPU, mobo and ram to get it to work with a $350 card, I'm not sure of your reasoning.
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