Originally Posted by Ro-sham-bo
Thanks. That makes more sense. Watch out for VRM quality on said series, and no VRAM/ VRM cooling used with non ref coolers which may apply to non ref PCB's as well. If school was this cool I would've paid more attention. lol Great now I know what to look for. As long as we're here, does XFX have any known cards where cheap or bad batch of components were used? The "stay away from" cards.
I know very little about XFX cards which is a little strange given that I'm using an XFX card...
I don't think their coolers are very good and I know they really love pissing off watercoolers by changing their PCB slightly so full cover blocks won't fit without telling anyone. Which, I'm going to get off on a slight tangent here but that is just utterly retarded. The huge plus about XFX is their warranty which lets you throw an aftermarket cooler/block on the thing while keeping your lifetime/double lifetime warranty. But then they silently change their PCB so only air coolers or people with universal blocks (which I think is a minority of watercoolers) put aftermarket cooling on their cards.
Anyways, as I mentioned, their warranty is quite nice. From what I see on their 7XXX series cards, they only do a single lifetime warranty which is disappointing. It used to be a double lifetime warranty so you could sell it/get it secondhand and it would still be covered. In any event, as far as I'm aware they still cover putting aftermarket heatsinks on it as I also mentioned earlier and the one time I've talked to their customer service everything went quite well. My 6850 died, RMAed it and in roughly a week or so they sent me a super short 6870.
Originally Posted by Schmuckley
Powercolor isn't bad..I have a sapphire..I like sapphire/msi/asus then evga/powercolor in that order
XFX is sturdy...but they gimp overclocking.
Funny thing is, I actually plan on buying a PowerColor card. Just one that should be a reference board, hopefully they don't pull an XFX.
What makes you say XFX gimps overclocking?Edited by Gr0ve - 11/8/12 at 10:25pm