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post #31 of 45
I took the risk with XFX and I'm happy with it. My next cards (7xxx maybe?) I will go back to Sapphire.
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post #32 of 45
The XFX hate bandwagon is really discouraging.

They are the last and only AMD partner to offer lifetime warranties on their products. Yeah, you'll probably get rid of the card before 2-3 years, but a double lifetime warranty is good to have. They also let you mod your card as long as you can put it back to stock before the rma and show no damage or gunk on the card.

The thing about XFX is that they are one of the most bought brands out there, so more people will have problems with the card. The 4890 fiasco was bad, but it was priced around 150 AR for the longest time when other cards were still going for 220+. You get what you pay for. They won't sell some cheap crap and market is as a BE. At least with BE or alpha dog, you know it's quality. If it has xfx egg cooler and is priced 25% below other brands, then well they probably cheaped components to bring the product to more market. Also, they lifetime warranty those products unlike EVGA with their 2 year warranty (what is up with that evga?).

If you buy BE and rma it, then they might send you a cheaper version of the same card. But what other company won't do that. It's business. 4890 to 5830 is debateable. I would be happy.

If you did have an RMA denied in the past, I would question the details. Too many people have rma'd cards with xfx no problems. BTW, if your card looks like it has jizz on the card like that nvspec dude, then clean it off before rma. Blow out the dust and be smart about how the card looks before sending it in.
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If all of you XFX "experts" think that XFX's RMA process is bad, then so be it, but the worst RMA company, BY FAR, is Asus. MSI follows up next.
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Looks like a good card.
Im not going to be buying one because I want an MSI 6950, but its good to know that XFX can still deliver on initial product quality. Once they get their RMA act together a little more ill gladly reconsider. Ive had issues at work and I dont want them in my personal life if I can avoid it but im far from refusing to buy XFX.
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post #35 of 45
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Well if it doesn't support voltage adjustment (and the reference one does) then it's not strictly a reference design.
The card does support voltage adjustments. It uses the same ChiL controller as a reference card. The reviewer simply chose not to play around with it.
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If all of you XFX "experts" think that XFX's RMA process is bad, then so be it, but the worst RMA company, BY FAR, is Asus. MSI follows up next.
Asus is the worst?

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You do realize the 5830 performs slightly worse than a 4890, right? Not to mention the 5830 never had software-voltage tuning as your reference 4890 did.

I got a crappy 4890 back(not officially part of the bad batch, but know to be of MUCH lesser quality than the 4890 I had), I offered a compromise to a 5830 or a proper RMA and give me a 4890 which had the features my old one had. They told me to kindly f off, I told them I will do my best to make sure no one I know will buy XFX due to how they treat their customers. I'm not alone in this, ask Pioneerisloud or Blitz6804, or hell, any other of numerous OCN members who've been screwed over by XFX.
lol umad bro?
the 5830 is a tad more powerful than my old 4890. i see it in crysis, JC2, and in 3Dmark vantage. i get moar points!
my XFX card actually DOES have voltage control, i unlocked it with TriXX and it seemed to be working.
and my MSI one DOES have it too, its a TWIN FROZR II!

you should have raged at them like i did. thats the only way to get what you want from XFX from my experience.
i still kinda miss my ref 4890's VRM, Memory temperature sensors and easy voltage ctrl...

i wish ATi made reference 5830s.
    
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post #38 of 45
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Excellent warranty?

Have they ever tried to RMA something with XFX?
I have had very good experiences with XFX RMAs.
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Asus is the worst?

Um, by far for me. XFX is better than Asus, because their RMA process worked. Asus did not.
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Have they ever tried to RMA something with XFX?

This!!!


Maybe they do in the States, but for UK&EU they suck harder than Jenna Jameson.



It's the only make with 1 year warranty XD
   
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