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Originally Posted by amd-dude;13353902 
Is it me or does everyone want to copy the MSI Twin Frozr cooler design now? But that is a sick looking card though.

It looks absolutely nothing like it confused.gif
    
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Not look exactly like it but the whole dual fan config everyone does it now....i would like to see something different...a little more ridiculous....a huge 140mm maybe biggrin.gif
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Not look exactly like it but the whole dual fan config everyone does it now....i would like to see something different...a little more ridiculous....a huge 140mm maybe biggrin.gif

I can just see it snap off the card or some horrible plastic deformation tongue.gif
    
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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?

no it's the horror stories from XFX we had one guy RMA his motherboard to them and they sent him back 3 totally trashed boards bent to hell looked like they were super DICED. thats just of the many.

XFX has bad rep with the OCN community because what they do to the people in Europe think they have also burned some people state side too.
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Excellent warranty?

Have they ever tried to RMA something with XFX? laugher.gif

Have you??? I had to send back one of my 6870BE's because the fan was failing and within a week I had a new card. Good, fast, clear service. Got a Problem with that?? buttkick.gif
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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.

I think it should be the XFX HD6870BE 2.0, since this card was the first:
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Why would I purchase this card(with no overvoltage adjustment) over the MSI TwinFrozr?
The 6870 Hawk is $219
Edited by Redwoodz - 5/2/11 at 12:08pm
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post #17 of 45
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Originally Posted by Redwoodz;13354898 
Why would I purchase this card(with no overvoltage adjustment) over the MSI TwinFrozr?

More importantly, over the 6870 Hawk?
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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?


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xfx gpus remind me of msi motherboards... not thanks. Took me long enough to give MSI gpus a try.

On the flip side i agree with the guy above that it has some twin frozr influences.
    
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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.

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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.

Reference 6870
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XFX 6870 BE
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The PCB's been modified by XFX so its not reference. Again, no thank you.
Edited by Willhemmens - 5/2/11 at 2:58pm
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