Originally posted by senseless
Gainward went out of buisness (not sure if it was just US or worldwide).. Have fun trying to RMA something to them if it doesnt work.
Or at least.. this is what i was told by the tech when i called to get an RMA #.. Had to ship a 100$ video card to taiwan to be repaired.
I would say leadtek would be the better alternative.
Nah matey they didnt go out of 'buisness', just lost support of the distributor in the US (or something to that effect) - a press release said that the gainward cards are going to be re-distributed in the US soon (if that makes sense..).
Now i know this is old tech now but...
I have a Gainward 4200ti and have had no problems with it, clocking it above the 4800ti and out performing a 3Dblaster 4800ti SE it with easy in 3Dmark
My friend recently got the golden sample flavour of the 6600GT - and it works a treat, but me and my friend live in the UK, and have no problems with RMA =)
I would highly recommend the gainward card, plus the bundled overclocking software works great too