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Poll Results: Which one is better? XFX or Powercolor 6990

 
  • 46% (30)
    Powercolor
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    XFX
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post #21 of 31
I bought XFX 6990 with cold bug. It ran fine with stock cooler. But after i put the water cooler on i was getting artifacts and crashes on games and FurMark. They say there's nothing wrong with the card if it runs fine on stock cooler. So i tried to flash it with sapphire bios and it worked. Dxdiagnostic and CPUID was also showing the proper vid info after the bios flash. Wonder if i just had bad luck or XFX bios has cold bug issue if anyone has watercooled XFX card please reply

It might be fine but the stock cooler sounding like a vacuum cleaner right beside my ear isn't fine for me:rolleyes:
Edited by azn420 - 5/2/11 at 12:15am
post #22 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by Poisoner;13340505 
Powercolor over xfx any day. I had a 4870 from them that overlooked to like 850mhz. Never had an xfx card that overclocked well. Also, all that double lifetime warranty stuff is a gimmick. Good companies don't need lifetime warranties. Don't be a full. Pocket the extra cash for bulldozer.

lol. good companies give out long warranties.

for 6990, only reference cards were released I believe, so go with the best warranty.

these dual gpu lives are not good. in 2-3 years, they are almost guaranteed to crap out. when it does, if warranty is still good, they will most likely bump you up to a good single gpu card.
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post #23 of 31
Why vote XFX? they have been terrible in the last few years

on the other hand i have broke a few powercolour cards last year and i got them all replaced no problem.
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post #24 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by cokezone;13349944 
Why vote XFX? they have been terrible in the last few years

on the other hand i have broke a few powercolour cards last year and i got them all replaced no problem.

ya powercolor has been picking up there game lately, and i know they just lengthened there warranties so there properly feeling confident in the market now.
post #25 of 31
Hopefully XFX won't be the next BFG. If you're only looking to get 2 GPUs, you might be interested in 2 6950s unlocked to 6970s and OCd to 950Mhz for $500 after rebate.
post #26 of 31
Are you really planing on keeping this card for longer then 3 years? Probably not so go with the Powercolor and save some cash. Powercolor has been upping there game of late so feel comfortable purchasing a card form them.
post #27 of 31
Powercolor are like Gainward/Palit, extremely underrated..

The XFX fanboys wont touch them, they just put up with whatever crap they are given..
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post #28 of 31
I have both a XFX 6990 and Powercolor 6970 LCS (with factory installed EK waterblock). The Powercolor has a ''hidden'' warranty void sticker on one screw of the backplate.

So I don't know if they apply the warranty ''by the book'', but know that just removing the backplate broke the sticker. So if you want to use a waterblock with your 6990, I don't know what they will do if you return your card with that warranty void sticker broken. They will know you removed the stock cooler. It's impossible to remove it without them knowing.

I had to remove the EK waterblock on my Powercolor to check contacts with thermal pads and how they applied the paste. So I ''voided'' my warranty. The sticker shows ''warranty void''. smile.gif

I really hope someone with a Powercolor card who did a RMA after using a waterblock would chime in. Because I don't have any experience with them. I'm curious.

My Powercolor 6970 LCS came out at 325$ with manufacturer rebate and Newegg coupons. So I got a free EK-6970 waterblock. smile.gif
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post #29 of 31
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Originally Posted by azn420;13349920 
I bought XFX 6990 with cold bug. It ran fine with stock cooler. But after i put the water cooler on i was getting artifacts and crashes on games and FurMark.

confused.gif My XFX 6990 is running fine with XFX bios and Koolance 6990 waterblock. Sure you did install the waterblock properly?

Mine is working perfectly fine. smile.gif
    
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post #30 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jesse^_^;13350271 

The XFX fanboys wont touch them, they just put up with whatever crap they are given..
While its true XFX have sent me a duck (non pcb Juniper XT), i've also had some very good GPU's from them. And I mean strong overclocks with voltage tweaks, in and out of CrossfireX. Didn't need it for HL2, Bioshock etc.

The brands you mentioned I agree are underrated, but people stick with what is good.
XFX make one of the best ref 6990's and when they actually try, make a decent product.
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