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post #21 of 34
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Okay, so then I have a question - What IS the best ATI brand to buy now that XFX has gone crap? They used to be good

Asus is my next guess?

Harness.
Honestly, every other AMD brand is fine. Asus and MSI take the lead with warranty support. Sapphire is great, but they charge $15 for RMA's (I've heard). HIS I have heard literally NOTHING about, so that's got to be a good sign. Visiontek now offers a double lifetime warranty as well last I checked, and they're solid with customer service too. I have a personal vendetta against Gigabyte, so I won't mention them.
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post #22 of 34
All companies have horror stories.
My reason for not recommending XFX is personal experience and the fact that the issues surrounding XFX are so well known and so widespread.

As soon as XFX is seen as more reliable for product life and Warranty support I will buy from them.
Until then I dont recommend or use them and point to ASUS or MSI instead.
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How would I check to see if I have a reference 6950 card?
post #24 of 34
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How would I check to see if I have a reference 6950 card?
does it have the blower cooler? or does it look like a giant fan in the middle... also if it is a early ref version you can see a bios switch.
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post #25 of 34
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Honestly, every other AMD brand is fine. Asus and MSI take the lead with warranty support. Sapphire is great, but they charge $15 for RMA's (I've heard). HIS I have heard literally NOTHING about, so that's got to be a good sign. Visiontek now offers a double lifetime warranty as well last I checked, and they're solid with customer service too. I have a personal vendetta against Gigabyte, so I won't mention them.
$15 if you don't have receipt, or are out of north American

Otherwise free.
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post #26 of 34
my opinion on XFX is mixed.

i had a XFX REFERENCE 4890 that kicked soo much ass that it wasnt funny (voltage ctrl, temp sensors for EVERYTHING, the works)
then i accidentally zapped it with static.
i RMA'd it and after smooth RMA process, i received another 4890.
a BAD BATCH BLACK CRAP PCB 4890.
artifacted at stock speeds, it was loud, and it was hot. i raged. alot. XFX told me 'try underclocking it hurr durrrrr' and i was like F&#% THAT! after i gave them a thourogh browbeating, they sent me my current 5830 which actually doesnt suck!
its a bit warm and the auto fan cant cool it properly, but it OC's ok with voltage ctrl unlocked with Trixx.
yes my MSI 5830 rapes it in every way, but atleast they work ok in CFX.

if ur card isnt giving you issues, then be happy! XFX is usually hit or miss.
but imo, XFX is a solid MEH. i prefer MSI or ASUS waaay more.
try to stick with their higher quality products or reference boards.
    
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post #27 of 34
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No, that's not going overboard. Let's say somebody put up an XFX 4890 in the freebie section right now. I wouldn't even be halfway interested in entering, even if I needed the card.

And overclock.net WAS giving away a free XFX 6850 sometime at the end of last month / early this month. Only reason I entered that freebie was due to the overclock.net gear that was up. I didn't want the card at all.
Oh wow, you must really dislike XFX. Even if I disliked a company, I wouldn't mind a free video card I can throw into a HTPC
    
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Too many people have had successful RMA's with XFX.

If you had an RMA denied, then I would be curious to know the details.

BTW, clean your card before sending it in for RMA. Be smart about it. If it looks like someone jizzed on it, clean it off even if the card came like that. Blow out the dust.
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post #29 of 34
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
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Oh, and don't forget about their most recent endeavor. I believe it was either the 6950 or 70, that can't control voltage anymore at all, and lacks a ton of the VRM area, and doesn't have VRM cooling. Yet again, they're taking the "bad batch 4890" path all over again. 3rd time's the charm right?
Link to this info?

The only situation I'm aware of is the 6970 and new "reference design" used by Sapphire, Powercolor, and XFX (possibly more partners) and the new vrm that actually gives better overclocks.
Edited by homestyle - 5/4/11 at 9:18pm
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post #30 of 34
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
EDIT:
Oh, and don't forget about their most recent endeavor. I believe it was either the 6950 or 70, that can't control voltage anymore at all, and lacks a ton of the VRM area, and doesn't have VRM cooling. Yet again, they're taking the "bad batch 4890" path all over again. 3rd time's the charm right?
What recent edeavour? This?
http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/990...on-6970-a.html

FYI the CHiL controller does support voltage control.
Also, this PCB revision has been embraced by other AIBs such as Sapphire & Powercolor as well.
Edited by sLowEnd - 5/4/11 at 8:53pm
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