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Defiantly a good upgrade, you're friend is crazy

You're not ripping him off though, so don't worry
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He says his friend was moving to Brazil and had no time to negotiate, so he gave him all the money he had($30).
Also, it IS XFX. Whats wrong with XFX?
     
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I had an XFX one, not too bad. But it was from the bad batch (can't remember the number) but they let me do a sort up step up to my reference (one of the last in stores) HD 5870
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Originally Posted by ALiShaikh View Post
He says his friend was moving to Brazil and had no time to negotiate, so he gave him all the money he had($30).
Also, it IS XFX. Whats wrong with XFX?
Don't bother then. XFX cards are great as long as they are 110% reference. Which those ones are RARE. Mine is reference PCB, non-reference cooler. The VRM's are bare, so they overheat. Which in turn has slowly killed the card. If I were to RMA (doing so next week), I'll get back a non reference card, which again....has crap for cooling. The non reference ones also don't have voltage control, and they die VERY quickly.

Then there's the "bad batch" ones. Which perform half of what a 4890 is supposed to. Your 4850 would be faster in this case (I know because mine is actually a "bad batch" one and I came from a 4850).

Just avoid it. Not to mention how horrible XFX's support is anymore.
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I was lucky. all reference
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Do it before the guy does any sort of research.
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post #17 of 27
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
Don't bother then. XFX cards are great as long as they are 110% reference. Which those ones are RARE. Mine is reference PCB, non-reference cooler. The VRM's are bare, so they overheat. Which in turn has slowly killed the card. If I were to RMA (doing so next week), I'll get back a non reference card, which again....has crap for cooling. The non reference ones also don't have voltage control, and they die VERY quickly.

Then there's the "bad batch" ones. Which perform half of what a 4890 is supposed to. Your 4850 would be faster in this case (I know because mine is actually a "bad batch" one and I came from a 4850).

Just avoid it. Not to mention how horrible XFX's support is anymore.
He says it looks like this one: http://www.topnews.in/files/xfx-radeon-hd-4870.jpg with Black PCB
     
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post #19 of 27
Big difference. I own both cards so don't believe anyone telling you different.
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Go for it!
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