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The air from this card blows out the top of the card, towards the case door, so if you don't have good air flow then it defeats the purpose. Also the latest hwmonitor shows vrm temps and mine are within 10c of my main gpu temps @ 1200/1800 clock speed. thumb.gif
    
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i wouldnt buy XFX ever, they cant engineer a good PCB to save their lives (they should take note from evga's designs if they want to do something good) and obviously fail at designing a proper cooling solution.
 
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XFX is not a great company. I've gone through about 4 GPU's with these people. On to my 5th GPU. It's amazing how they can't get it right. XFX is terrible!
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Pretty crazy how I have a lifetime warranty on my 7970 thumb.gif

I'm surprised they didn't drop the double warranty even sooner though.. but that's just looking at it from a retail pov. I'll be honest I don't know anything about mail in rebates, except the fact that anyone who buys something with the intent of getting their money from an MIR is insane. Even IF you do get your money it's months down the road no matter what company it is LOL.

I don't see how I'm ignorant I'm just stating my side of things dealing with the company.. If you are going to bash the hell out of them then you need better ammo than the links above. Bad stuff happens with ALL companies ALL the time, it just seems for some reason you have a hard on for making sure people don't like XFX. I don't understand. I gave my reasons as to why your above links are garbage IMO due to the fact that they don't directly deal with the company being the issue. It's not XFX fault if someone is incompetent or a DIVA haahahahah.

Do I think there are better companies? Sure.. I love MSI but the twin frozr III was something I didn't want to wait on. XFX makes good GPU's is my main point.

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xfx is probably my least favorite vendor. I have owned a couple of their cards, I have always found them to be cheap garbage and their "lifetime" warranty not worth the paper its written on. I would never buy one of their cards.
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Pretty crazy how I have a lifetime warranty on my 7970 thumb.gif
I'm surprised they didn't drop the double warranty even sooner though.. but that's just looking at it from a retail pov. I'll be honest I don't know anything about mail in rebates, except the fact that anyone who buys something with the intent of getting their money from an MIR is insane. Even IF you do get your money it's months down the road no matter what company it is LOL.
I don't see how I'm ignorant I'm just stating my side of things dealing with the company.. If you are going to bash the hell out of them then you need better ammo than the links above. Bad stuff happens with ALL companies ALL the time, it just seems for some reason you have a hard on for making sure people don't like XFX. I don't understand. I gave my reasons as to why your above links are garbage IMO due to the fact that they don't directly deal with the company being the issue. It's not XFX fault if someone is incompetent or a DIVA haahahahah.
Do I think there are better companies? Sure.. I love MSI but the twin frozr III was something I didn't want to wait on. XFX makes good GPU's is my main point.
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lol youre deluded.
see..Gigabyte and EVGA? Gigabyte will pay shipping both ways for an RMA request and they get back to you immediately, no questions asked. Mushkin is the same exact way as well. then EVGA? they were very polite to me and responded quickly and all 3 companies, gigabyte, evga, and mushkin, when you talk to them they treat you with respect and they dont ask tons of questions, and when you do send in your RMA they dont put random white stuff on your part and then blame you for it and refuse to fix it at all..oh wait thats xfx.
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So with hours of BF3 in eyefinity I have come to the conclusion that.... yes... this XFX Black is THE JAM! I'm now at 1220/1650 under 1.2v temps staying around 75c and my tri-fire didn't play this smooth with this kinda of frames per second biggrin.gif
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Bro you're looking at your core-temps, right? We're talking about VRM's. They're entirely different things. Be careful because your card may literally go up in flames.
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Did you guys read the article? So much misinformation in this thread.

They took the memory on XFX to 1900 and the reference to 1650.

And the Black Edition is reference pcb. They used a closed case whatever that means (no fans? 1 fan?), but will obviously perform worse than the ref blower that exhausts.

Lifetime warranty for ref models and other high-end models. And 2 year warranty for the cheaper cards. Just like EVGA policy. Although XFX still the lifetime provider, if you are getting reference, you should get XFX if in North America.
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lol youre deluded.
see..Gigabyte and EVGA? Gigabyte will pay shipping both ways for an RMA request and they get back to you immediately, no questions asked. Mushkin is the same exact way as well. then EVGA? they were very polite to me and responded quickly and all 3 companies, gigabyte, evga, and mushkin, when you talk to them they treat you with respect and they dont ask tons of questions, and when you do send in your RMA they dont put random white stuff on your part and then blame you for it and refuse to fix it at all..oh wait thats xfx.

So you had a legit card that was refused or like so many blind followers, you read nvspec's thread in like 10 different forum websites and now are a sheep following other posts?
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Do you REALLY think the BEDD cards have lifetime warranty if you swap coolers? lachen.gif
They also state that you HAVE to tell them if you modify the card in any way. So if you modify it and DON'T tell them, bam...warranty void, they're out of having to service your card. Guess what else? If you DO tell them, warranty void because it was a user error. That's all they have to say, and you're screwed.
2 years is JUNK compared to all the other companies out there. Not to mention that they'll pull anything and everything to void your warranty. I'm sorry if this offends anybody, but there's absolutely NO REASON to buy XFX cards anymore.
If you bought one, and are happy with it, good for you. But don't come crying here because they won't honor their warranty. I'll just respond with "Told ya so".

Xfx is modder friendly in North America, I just had to RMA a Reference 6970 that had 1 VRM burn. Told the RMA techs I took the card apart for new TIM, then when it burned farther down the road, that I took it apart again to see the damage. RMA ticket Accepted. I never contacted them about changing the TIM until this RMA. If they deny it after they get it then sure, I can accept your argument as user error crap, but right now as far as I'm concerned your argument is the only thing null and void.
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I don't honestly think it's HATE for the XFX cards or Brand ... I own one of their HD-5770's and it's still going strong, but another card DID fail and I couldn't get a warranty, so they'll never see my $ again.

That said, I think it's more of the "cert(ainly) their cards are not made of the best quality component" statement you just made ... so even you KNOW this ... meaning it's FINE if you know that going into the purchase, and realize that the Lifetime warranties are more of a Sales Gimmick than anything else. In the end you DO get what you PAY for, and there is a reason XFX stuff is usually cheaper, as long as people know this going into it and accept that condition as part of their purchase, I have no problems with those that want to buy an XFX card to save a buck, but personally I'd rather buy a Higher Quality Product that I know will perform better in the end from a company I trust more, and I'm fine with a shorter duration warranty as I assume that if there is a problem to be had with the product from faulty production, that it will most likely show up within the first year or two of service and I'll get it taken care of.


Idk what your talking about being cheaper, but when I bought my 6970 the XFX 6970's were priced higher then any other company, by I believe $10.00 USD...
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