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Diamond (listed as "best media products" or something) has an F with the BBB

Since most of the cards they sell are reference cards, you shoukd be fine, but in the event it does break, I wouldn't count on getting it fixed
I hope my experience is better if i get the diamond card as far as RMA's..
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I bought a diamond HD5770. it was more expensive than the ASUS and about 3x more defective than the ASUS I'm currently RMAing.

Maybe it was just a bad batch, but I ain't buying from them again... unless they offer something at a good price.
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Is there really nothing else? Is Newegg not an option here?

Also, does your local Fry's actually have 6970's in stock?
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Is there really nothing else? Is Newegg not an option here?

Also, does your local Fry's actually have 6970's in stock?
Well I'd like to have it before tomorrow, (christmas) and newegg isn't so much of an option anymore

And yes, my local fry's does carry the diamond radeon reference 6970.
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I was just reading the review of the Overclocked version of the Diamond 6970 though, seems good. Pulls ahead of the gtx 480 stock: http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/374...ard/index.html
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I was just reading the review of the Overclocked version of the Diamond 6970 though, seems good. Pulls ahead of the gtx 480 stock: http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/374...ard/index.html
Why no newegg (maybe i missed this)?

I had a Diamond 4890 (reference PCB+cooler), which is still running fine to this day.

Thankfully I haven't had a problem with it.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814103184&RandomID=7694917379936920120119134438

is this a reference card? is this card just as good as a sapphire being that its all the same chip set up?
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post #39 of 39
I had to Diamond 4850's in CFX that worked fine. I also just got a Diamond 6950 ref that unlocks and OC's just fine. So yes ref is ref unless it's an XFX non ref that look s like ref wink.gif One plus is that if you register the card it's goes from a 1 year to a 5 year warranty.

That's the best I know outside of limited lifetime you get from XFX and Visiontek
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