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hmm so it seems theres really no difference between the two... thats good to know thanks everyone
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Main thing is warranty for me. I'd buy another XFX card in a heartbeat. The warranty replacement with my GTX260 2nd lifetime was great, they even offered to take both 260s and give me a 5870.

Lots of people have had bad experiences, I havent. It's anecdotal evidence, sure, but I'm satisfied with the XFX warranty process.

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I'm running an 2 6950s in crossfire. One of them is an XFX and the other is an HIS. Both of them are reference, however. No problems at all!
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I'd go XFX. I've had horrible luck with their nvidia offerings (every single one above $100 has failed on me), but XFX has been fantastic every time. Once, I misdiagnosed the card, and they didn't make a big deal out of it, and sent it back with no complaints. Granted, that card failed not six months later..

Read their warranty sometime. It's really generous; they won't pay for shipping labels, but you can literally send them your card and the cooling solution you want to use, and they'll install it for you so that you know it'll be put on right. I'm sure they charge labor for this service; but I was pretty floored when I read it. You can also install it yourself, and if you do it right, their warranty will still cover you (but they expect you to install the stock cooler before sending it in for service).

It's a double lifetime warranty too - when you sell the card, the next owner can register it and get the same warranty (non-transferable for them, though.)

Am I a fanboy? Yes. But I don't think it's unwarranted fanboyishness.
Edited by cplcoke - 5/24/11 at 6:48pm
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