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post #2681 of 3890
Not happy at all with my vtx3D card so I am going to send it back to amazon.

I am planning to buy a 1 year old 6950 Sapphire 2GB card for €215. I presume this is manufactured by AMD and would be a 1st revision card?

The card has a 2 year guarantee on it, How are sapphire when it comes to second hand RMA? Has anybody here unlocked it to a 6970 yet?
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Yes, lots of us have flashed the 6950 to 6970. 215 pounds doesn't seem like such a deal to me since I paid about $300 CDN for my 6950 (sapphire) about four months ago. You can get a new one that will do decent overclocks for about $280.

Here's an excellent deal on a Twin Frozer (great cards).

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...917&CatId=7005

Look around before you purchase a used card at such a high price.
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post #2683 of 3890
Thats Euros, not Pounds

E215 = £185, which still isn't great. I bought both of mine for that price brand new.
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if i remember correctly i saw a sapphire ref 6950 on amazon, $260-270 i think
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post #2685 of 3890
Yeah it probably is a bad deal for a pre owned card.

I might go for the XFX card. Seems to be a decent card and I like the design of it

http://www.dabs.ie/products/xfx-ati-...port-7N8B.html

Whats the general consensus of this card? I have read some bad reports about it freezing and crashing on newegg
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It's not the card or AMD but Flashplayer driver that crash whenever hardware acceleration is enabled.


Thanks ken it was the "flash active x" driver malfunctioning. Uninstalled it and installed a fresh version and it works fine now.
    
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Validated.
http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/8e5ms/

She runs a bit warm for my taste.... 46*c right now.
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Originally Posted by Tdawg2k10 View Post
Yeah it probably is a bad deal for a pre owned card.

I might go for the XFX card. Seems to be a decent card and I like the design of it

http://www.dabs.ie/products/xfx-ati-...port-7N8B.html

Whats the general consensus of this card? I have read some bad reports about it freezing and crashing on newegg
Lol, newegg and tigerdirect are full of idiots who think they're techs because they slap a computer together. I mean really, look at the reviews for something you own that works great and gets good reviews on professional sites. What you'll see is a bunch of people who give themselves full marks for their "tech level" complaining because they install things wrong or backwards.

I couldn't believe how many people on those sites installed their hard drives backwards in a 600T case and then have the gall to blame Corsair, and they gave themselves a 4 or 5 out of 5 for tech knowledge. I completely ignore those reviews now. Everyone and his dog purchases and reviews from those sites now, and it must be their dogs doing the installations judging from how much trouble some of them have. The only reviews worth paying attention to are the ones showing all the reviewers having issues with a piece of hardware, or none of them having any issues, and the only reason I trust those ones more is because I figure they can't all be idiots.
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