Originally Posted by MrAlex;13353593
Let me guess, you don't bother to read the review, but because of their 4890 problem you automatically think that it's junk?
You guessed wrong, on both parts. Although I do have a friend who had an XFX 4890 that had issues, that is not why I dislike XFX and their non-reference cards.
My first XFX card, the 8500GT. Bought it before knowing much about PC's, had a silly little cooler that let the core sit at a nice 105'c in normal games, card die a month after the warranty ended.
Second XFX card was a 4770. Had a cut down PCB and overclocked like rubbish.
Third XFX card was a 5850 Black Edition. Again had a cut down PCB, had no voltage control and overclocked badly. Only got that card since it was advertised as a reference card.
Lastly a 5970. Bought brand new, card arrived with a 1 inch long hair thickness scratch on the backplate, I didn't mind too much. One of the cores died after a few weeks and was sent in to XFX for an RMA and was declined because of the scratch, after arguing with them for a number of weeks, they returned the same card back to me, charging me for return postage as well as testing that was not done. Luckily the shop accepted the return after talking to them about it.
So yeah, XFX? No thank you.
Originally Posted by sLowEnd;13353665
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.
XFX 6870 BE
The PCB's been modified by XFX so its not reference. Again, no thank you.Edited by Willhemmens - 5/2/11 at 2:58pm