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With the HD 6870 Black Edition, XFX set out to make the beastliest card the 6870 spec could call for. With this dual fan edition, XFX not only carries out that goal, but tacks on silent operation with extremely impressive temperatures as well! Combine this with the Black Edition name, its usual classy, refined packaging, and some pretty awesome power efficiency for the clock speeds and I am looking at one heck of a card! Normally, cards with these kinds of benefits over stock solutions cost way more than their counterparts putting them out of reach for all but the extreme enthusiasts. Not so with the XFX Radeon HD Black Edition; this card can be found for a measly $20-$30 more than the stock 6870s are going for. Is $30 a fair price for a card of the very top binning, a dual fan heat sink, and an excellent warranty? It is in my book, that’s a no brainer!


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XFX have still got it.

  • Good build quality
  • High factory clock
  • High overclocking capability without voltage tweaking
  • $20-30 more than a reference card.
    
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Excellent warranty?

Have they ever tried to RMA something with XFX?
    
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Damn that is one sexy beast
     
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Excellent warranty?

Have they ever tried to RMA something with XFX?
Yes, and quite a lot of people have good things to say about their RMA service as well
    
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I call BS on the binning claim, though.
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A non-reference card from XFX? No thanks.
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A non-reference card from XFX? No thanks.
Let me guess, you don't bother to read the review, but because of their 4890 problem you automatically think that it's junk?
    
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yea its like that. A company blows up once and no1 trusts it anymore.
To me if you slip once, its ok... But slip more than once in a bunch of generations...well it kinda different.
Though i LOVED xfx back in the alpha dog days. Their door hanger is outa this wirld.
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A non-reference card from XFX? No thanks.
How about you actually read the review?
The cooler is non-reference (Not that this is a bad thing, since XFX's cooler is better than reference), but the PCB layout is reference.

Reference 6870


XFX 6870 BE

Edited by sLowEnd - 5/2/11 at 10:18am
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Is it me or does everyone want to copy the MSI Twin Frozr cooler design now? But that is a sick looking card though.
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