Originally Posted by kishagi
Currently I have an XFX Radeon HD 7870 DD and frankly, im quite worried. Ive seen pictures of the heatsink and it appears that it doesnt have any VRM cooling AFAIK. I want to replace it but mining and Super inflation happened.
Though their PSU's are rated quite well.
I had read about the cards not having VRM cooling, apparently on the DD the VRMs can run up to 107c... that's very worrying.
Their PSUs are actually a re-branded seasonic unit (some of them) which is why they are rated well... but if you DO have a problem with it and try to RMA it...well then you have to go through their horrible service.
Originally Posted by vedaire
I own 2 xfx reference 7970s and they work well but after fighting with their messed up registration stuff
I wont buy another xfx product however I'm looking at that card and the circled area has to do with the crossfire
connection on it I would say plug it in and try it or not i had one of my cards lose one of those connections and it
still works fine I just moved my crossfire bridge to the other one no other issues since. its one of those being between
a rock and a hard place.
good luck with their rma service if you decide to do that.
That piece that exploded is a capacitor... there might have been a voltage spike in the card apparently (this is what i've been told). afaik it has nothing to do with xfire
THANKFULLY Amazon said they would take the card back.... So glad i don't have to go through the nightmare that is XFX "support"
Originally Posted by Xinoxide
I only purchased XFX reference 290 because,
1. its reference, they didnt make it they cant mess it up.
2. highest unlock rates afaik.
2.5. It is now a 290x.
Only thing you have to worry about is if you have a problem... then you get to go through the nonexistent XFX "support"
Originally Posted by pez
You know, the last time I bought XFX, it was a HD4890 at a steal of a price ($150 around the time they were going for about $200). The card never worked properly by itself, though it worked amazingly as the second GPU in a crossfire setup. I tried to contact XFX to RMA it, as I really wanted to keep it and play around with it in crossfire with my HD4870. Needless to say, beyond them jerking around with opening and closing my ticket....and then closing it before it was resolved, I just returned it back to Best Buy. I have since not been able to really make an effort into XFX...even when I was contemplating R7 290Xs the other day...
My XFX 7950 did a simmilar thing, I sent it to XFX and they claimed it had broken chips. I am convinced they broke it and blamed me....
Not only that but they took 4 days between responses and avoided all my questions. HORRIBLE company and HORRIBLE support.
So, between the HD5770 i had years ago that died on me (from XFX) my 7950 which was giving problems, then XFX claimed it had broken chips and blamed me, and this 7850 which just blew up... I will NEVER buy another crappy XFX product.
regarding the MSI we bought, I did some reading on those twin frozrs and looks like we made a good choice, that guy that had issues must have been unlucky.Edited by iCrap - 3/3/14 at 7:34pm