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If I RMA my XFX 6870 will I get a 7870?
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why not?
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The 7870 is too new for them to be completely out of stock of 6870's. Way more likely if they are out of 6870s to get something just barely better.
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why not?

Why would you think you would get one? The 6870 isn't exactly an old card, and when you RMA to a manufacturer it is not free upgrade time for you. The 7870 is a good bit more powerful than the 6870, especially at high res with the extra VRAM.

So even if you were in a situation where you were RMAing a card still in warranty but no longer in production and no longer in stock from a manufacturer (probably not too likely many times), you would get roughly an equivalent and not such an upgrade like that.
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Why would you think you would get one? The 6870 isn't exactly an old card, and when you RMA to a manufacturer it is not free upgrade time for you. The 7870 is a good bit more powerful than the 6870, especially at high res with the extra VRAM.
So even if you were in a situation where you were RMAing a card still in warranty but no longer in production and no longer in stock from a manufacturer (probably not too likely many times), you would get roughly an equivalent and not such an upgrade like that.
Because in the past I have seen people on her that have gotten newer cards that are more powerful then what they have had.
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post #7 of 11
they arent in same price range
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I have the same idea as you, but you'll probably receive a 7850 at best. And you'd need to wait awhile longer as 6870's are still in stock everywhere.
If you have a reference XFX 6870 then you'd probably receive the revised new gpu cooler version.
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I have the same idea as you, but you'll probably receive a 7850 at best. And you'd need to wait awhile longer as 6870's are still in stock everywhere.
If you have a reference XFX 6870 then you'd probably receive the revised new gpu cooler version.
I have no problem waiting I was jw wondering if my reference died.
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lol, maybe my galaxy 9800gt goes out, then I can get a gtx 680
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