Originally Posted by Vanzagar
How can you be sure about that? seems like a pretty big assumption, have facts? Could it be equally possible that these brands have poorer coolers on them or are doing something else that may be causing the issue?
You could be right, I'm just saying...
They all use the same reference design coolers from nvidia, they just put their own sticker on them. eVGA and BFG are easily the most widespread brands, at least in the USA. You can actually buy them in retail stores, where as most others you cannot.
I'm going to go out on a limb and say flat out that the results of that poll are practically worthless. I see a lot of people getting the wrong idea about it and considering how often this forum pops up on google I'm surprised we haven't had any BFG or eVGA reps in here pointing out that it doesn't mean their cards have more problems.