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What is your experience with the durability of graphics cards?  Does it take longer for founders editions to fail than it takes for other versions?

 

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1 minute ago, heimdali said:

What is your experience with the durability of graphics cards?  Does it take longer for founders editions to fail than it takes for other versions?

 

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That might not happen with a founders edition unless the heatsinks fall into its fan?

 

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Components running at lower temperatures and voltages tend to last longer in the long run, so if a video card is using a reference PCB and a custom cooler that allows everything to run cooler, it should last longer than a total reference design under the same conditions.

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4 minutes ago, heimdali said:

That might not happen with a founders edition unless the heatsinks fall into its fan?

 

It fell on the back of the PCB (I think that's what its called) and it has no backplate.

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Hmmm, good point.  I haven´t thought of that at all.  Now I think I might want to do something with some fans or something ...

 

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1 minute ago, TurbulentWinds said:

It fell on the back of the PCB (I think that's what its called) and it has no backplate.

Right, and the FEs are like in a closed case ...

 

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12 minutes ago, TurbulentWinds said:

I learned that copper heat sinks falling off an M.2 SSD can kill a 1050 Ti yesterday.

rest in peace

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4 minutes ago, TurbulentWinds said:

It fell on the back of the PCB (I think that's what its called) and it has no backplate.

I imagine the card shorted out and/or something was physically damaged on the card. 

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I have a working gtx 460, its old. As for founders editions, they will last as long as any other card, if anything they might die first (because they run so darn hot).

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Performance doesn't really degrade, Linus did a video where they got a quite old card new in box, tested it with an identical card they abused the hell out of over the years and they performed within margin of error of each other

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The graphics card of my dell laptop went out of order due to overheating :|

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1 hour ago, Cyracus said:

Performance doesn't really degrade, Linus did a video where they got a quite old card new in box, tested it with an identical card they abused the hell out of over the years and they performed within margin of error of each other

Oh I´ve seen it, and I would have been surprised if the performace would have degraded over time.

 

I have 4 or 5 cards broken over time, most of them lasting about three years, so last time I got a founders edition, hoping it might last longer.  Time will tell if that was a good idea or if it doesn´t make a difference.

 

When there´s some agreement that better cooling is likely to make it last longer, I need to figure out how to do that.  It´s not so easily done with the machine the card is in.

 

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Usually they’ll last longer than you’ll use them for, unless you’re doing crazy over clocking. In general the only variation in lifespan a different cooler will give you is that one fan might last longer. If anything the FE cards will die sooner because they run hotter 

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They didn´t last longer than I´d have used them.  That´s why I´m wondering what might last longer, or how to make them last longer.  I didn´t overclock any of them.

 

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