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Ok think about getting this card. Thoughts?
I really hate bad reviews.... makes me not want to purchase sometimes

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-506-_-Product
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What do you want to know?

It's a good card. And reference design too, that's good.
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What do you want to know?

It's a good card. And reference design too, that's good.
Are you 100% sure its ATI reference? Don't go my the NewEgg pics. The 6870 has been out long enough to be non-reference now. XFX is known for being sub-par on the parts with the non-reference cards.
     
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Are you 100% sure its ATI reference? Don't go my the NewEgg pics. The 6870 has been out long enough to be non-reference now. XFX is known for being sub-par on the parts with the non-reference cards.
Ok..?
Almost all mainstream cards have a non-reference variant.

Just look at the photos, it's a reference card.
The XFX non-reference cards are pretty obvious.
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Is there a high DOA products that come from newegg or is that pretty common with any product you buy? I just purchased a 6770 thats acting up so im going to get a refund and purchase this.

By the way i paid 189.99 for the 6770 and newegg is selling this 6870 for 188.00 with 20.00 mail in rebate, how much more performance 6770vs6870?
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Ok..?
Almost all mainstream cards have a non-reference variant.

Just look at the photos, it's a reference card.
The XFX non-reference cards are pretty obvious.
I say not to go by pictures, but part numbers, since I got a non-reference 6970 card from HIS on NewEgg. It's still shown as a reference design right now, but you won't get the one in the pics. Same can happen with the 6870. You best bet is to use the exact part number and contact the manufacturer. I'm not saying the XFX model posted by the OP is bad, just saying, you can't trust the pictures on NewEgg anymore. Just for example, the link below is the card I ordered, yet, the one I go had no back plate or bios switch. That was over a month ago and its still showing a reference card.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-356-_-Product
     
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Is there a high DOA products that come from newegg or is that pretty common with any product you buy? I just purchased a 6770 thats acting up so im going to get a refund and purchase this.

By the way i paid 189.99 for the 6770 and newegg is selling this 6870 for 188.00 with 20.00 mail in rebate, how much more performance 6770vs6870?
I've only had one problematic part from newegg in ten years of building. Every single popular part will have bad reviews. There are many satisfied users that never say a word, but as soon as there is a problem, people rush to drop a bad review. A DOA card is not newegg's doing, and you can always RMA your parts. Dead on arrival parts are extremely rare.

Anyway, the 6870 is a substantial upgrade from the 6770 (which is a rebranded 5770). See here: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/290?vs=296

Additionally, you may want to consider going up to a 6950 1GB. For the money, it's a powerful upgrade.
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Is there a high DOA products that come from newegg or is that pretty common with any product you buy? I just purchased a 6770 thats acting up so im going to get a refund and purchase this.

By the way i paid 189.99 for the 6770 and newegg is selling this 6870 for 188.00 with 20.00 mail in rebate, how much more performance 6770vs6870?
The 6870 is better. I think the 6770 is a relabeled 5770 or something similar to that. I have two reference 6870s and they are good cards. Mine will OC well on air, but I have since strapped waterblocks on them and ran them at 1000/1200 no problem easily.

I'm not sure about the DOA products from NewEgg. I've only had issues with actual open box stuff back in the days, but now, most people will claim all sorts of stuff to swap items out.
     
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Thank you guys. Now how am i suppose to figure out whether or not this GPU is exactly what it show in the picture? Is there a model # on Neweggs sales?
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Thank you guys. Now how am i suppose to figure out whether or not this GPU is exactly what it show in the picture? Is there a model # on Neweggs sales?
Let me check and see if I can find some more info on it.
     
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