cyber44030I have owned mine for over a year now and have not had a single issue with it. This is also the first time I ever heard of them smoking. I am very active on this forum and never seen a single issue regarding that. Amazon reviews are very inaccurate and filled with bot reviews. Competitors also will post poor or misleading reviews on their competitions products to discourage people from buying their products. Personally If you are going to buy one it would be your best bet to purchase directly from EVGA's Store. The only known issues with the card is EVGA's Drivers for the card its self. Not installing Nahimic's software when installing the drivers seem to solve most problems.
Dabadger84Do proper research before purchasing something like this, not Amazon reviews. Do Google searches, and look at forum posts & the like about the product. As someone else said, Amazon reviews can be extremely misleading, sometimes they're on point, other times they're completely BS. I.E. the Corsair headset I ended up having to return recently had a few bad reviews with an issue I ended up having almost immediately. There were also over 50 posts on Corsair's very own forums about the issue and the fact that over a year and a half later, it was not resolved - I wish I'd done the research then that I now do before buying pretty much anything. You can't even trust most YouTube reviewers these days - Hardware Canucks gave a glowing review to the very headset I ended up returning, which to me means they either didn't use the headset very long, got lucky didn't get one that had the issue, or their review is just plain BS, not sure which of those is the case, but long story short, I made it a point from then on to always do plenty of research before buying something that I'm planning to use for years & putting a good chunk of money in to. Which applies to pretty much all PC hardware these days except mice.