6 months mining like 3 years gaming.
In general, miners don't push their video cards as hard as gamers. And, in general, gamers' usage creates many more thermal cycles on the video card which is much harder on the video card than a constant load.
Also, it isn't specifically miners which caused a limit 1 per household restriction. It was demand in general. Miner purchases are actually the minority compared to gamer purchases. In the past, EVGA has limited 2 per household since they wanted to acknowledge SLI in gaming. This time, they limited 1 per household clearly because it has nothing to do with acknowledging gamers versus non-gamers and instead has everything to do with increasing the total distribution of a limited supply.
If you find your other GPU at Amazon, Newegg, Best Buy, Microcenter, Fry's, or wherever else, they won't limit you. The EVGA limit is just per-person per-source (where applicable). Or, as mentioned, call the EVGA sales department and see if they can work with you on adjusting your limit.
post edited by ty_ger07 - 2018/04/13 05:07:23