Neoseeker : News : BFG Tech no longer honoring lifetime warranties
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Gangsta692 Aug 16, 10
Seems fair. These cards are getting horribly outdated.
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Clayton Aug 16, 10
"Lifetime" warranties that don't even last half of a lifetime? I lol'd. Stick with evga/xfx.
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logipi Aug 16, 10
I used to really like evga then I had to rma about four or five cards in the last two years, two of them were the same model. Don't know if that was total unluck of the draw. Then their products were sold out everywhere so I bought bfg and it has been wonderful. I don't know what gangsta means by saying the cards are outdated. People who buy the very best cards are ridiculous, top cards are money traps with the illusion of being cool as the bait. You really only need like the third best card. That will keep you on top for years. As long as your frame rate stays at minimum of 33 per second your golden, the human eye can't tell the difference with a higher rate. My old 9800gtx+ could take Crysis at full bore settings without issue..the only issue was evga's bad memory installation.
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Gangsta692 Aug 16, 10
I'd like to see you use any of the old nVidia series, such as the 8800GT on maxed settings with Crysis. And may I remind you that this is a site specifically for people who are always(the majority is at least) using pretty new hardware in their machines. In that sense, the gfx cards such as a 8800GT is horribly outdated. And your comment on todays gfx cards; "top cards are money traps with the illusion of being cool" is just not true. You get more bang for your buck, buying higher end cards. Look at the reviews. Sure your old 9800 can run Crysis, but games are on a constant move. I doubt you will be able to use your 9800gtx for max settings on games just around the corner.
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Supernova1332 Aug 16, 10
quote Gangsta692
I'd like to see you use any of the old nVidia series, such as the 8800GT on maxed settings with Crysis. And may I remind you that this is a site specifically for people who are always(the majority is at least) using pretty new hardware in their machines. In that sense, the gfx cards such as a 8800GT is horribly outdated. And your comment on todays gfx cards; "top cards are money traps with the illusion of being cool" is just not true. You get more bang for your buck, buying higher end cards. Look at the reviews. Sure your old 9800 can run Crysis, but games are on a constant move. I doubt you will be able to use your 9800gtx for max settings on games just around the corner.
BFG did make gtx 295's... it's not like they stopped making cards 2 gens ago...
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chautemoc Aug 16, 10
There is some truth to what logipi is saying -- just throwing money at a new build or upgrade is never wise. It's a balance between price, performance, and longevity (and maybe other factors like noise, reliability, etc).

If you always buy the latest stuff every 2-3 years, you will get minimal gains over the second and maybe third tier stuff while spending far more money. Buying that stuff instead, and less often, can be far more wise, giving you minimal hits to performance while saving you a ton of money. In some cases it can be best to get the most expensive thing, if it means it will last you the longest.

Regarding FPS though, no, there is no theoretical limit as to what the human eye can tell the difference between. But, generally speaking, 30fps as a minimum (not average) framerate is great, though online shooters for example generally require more (40+ min.) because there's more happening and you have the online component to account for. And of course ~60 as a minimum is generally ideal.
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Gangsta692 Aug 16, 10
My apologies, I was concentrating on the picture of a 8800GT card. True, BFG have made up to date cards and still make them. I just thought that it was the 8800 cards and such cards that were no longer on lifetime warranty and thought it seemed fair, because THOSE cards are outdated.
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Vagabond Aug 16, 10
quote Gangsta692
My apologies, I was concentrating on the picture of a 8800GT card. True, BFG have made up to date cards and still make them. I just thought that it was the 8800 cards and such cards that were no longer on lifetime warranty and thought it seemed fair, because THOSE cards are outdated.
I used that picture because when I think of BFG I am always reminded of the image of the person they used on their cards. BFG used that image from the 5900 graphics cards up to the 8000 series, so it is somewhat of a staple for the company.
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Randy Aug 17, 10
I dont care if the card is good or bad If you got a 10 year warr. It should be honored in some way PERIOD
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