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I agree there are times when a overclock is needed.

I also think the Core 2 Duo is what started the madness (Though some could argue the Thunderbird platform from AMD is a rightful candidate). I have to admit the prospect of overclocking something from 1.86 to 3GHZ was really appealing back in the day since you were basically getting triple the performance compared to a Pentium 4 at the time. Same with the Q6600 which is legendary. Suffering through the Pentium 4 and getting something as nice as Conroe brought me alot of fun.

But on the other hand,its just like the SB processors with no unlocked multi, they are considered garbage here(SB 2500) when in actuality I would rather have one of those at stock over a massively overclocked C2Q Q9550 or Phenom 960. The architecture is what I am interested in now more than anything, maybe I have evolved or maybe devolved, who knows
I actually prefer keeping my system on stock clocks, except from the CPU. Overclocking an i7 930 to about 3,5Ghz is no biggie. However, I'm very careful with touching the GPU because I can't really afford being without one for very long, RMA's are just too time consuming. So yeah....

But it's always fun seeing people getting these massive overclocks of course.
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An undisputed comment on Neweggs "eggspert" website says "Non-reference gpu's can be built above or below original quality levels. Luckily normally they are an improvement over reference." Is it conclusive that this non-reference gpu is in fact inferior?
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post #53 of 78
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An undisputed comment on Neweggs "eggspert" website says "Non-reference gpu's can be built above or below original quality levels. Luckily normally they are an improvement over reference." Is it conclusive that this non-reference gpu is in fact inferior?
All XFX non reference cards are inferior to their reference counterparts .

This is yet another reason to avoid XFX. I have YET to hear about a happy RMA with them since their 4890 problems. Ever.
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This is not from 1st hand experience. Doing a good hour of reading through the internet of various video card companies and their RMA reputation.

I basically came to the conclusion that XFX is ALMOST completely, at the very least somewhat, unsatisfactory. This is compared to the different RMA horror stories I have read between companies and the sheer number of complaints online about XFX. This fact alone will steer me clear of XFX.

Sure your card may work fine for the life of it. If your part of the majority that has functional cards.
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post #55 of 78
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I was able to speak to Ryan, one of the managers at XFX.

He said that it's pretty much impossible to get another HD 5870 reference model, whether it's the 1gb or 2gb since they don't have any in stock and stopped manufacturing them.

He said that he'd be glad to help me any way he possibly can if I'm not satisfied with my RMA, so I was thinking about asking for a reference card of similar performance.

The card that would best fit this description would be an HD 6950. I didn't say what I'd like to do yet since I wanted some time to think about it.

I'm pretty sure he wouldn't have much of a problem sending me a refurbished/open-box 6950. Should I go for it? I've seen awesome reviews on XFX's 6950 and it performs extremely close to the 5870. (Depending on the game and resolution one will beat the other)
    
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I highly doubt they'd send you a 6950. But you could always try tbh.
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post #57 of 78
i think you should. Better DX11 performance than the 5870.
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post #58 of 78
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I was offered a reference 6870, but that would actually be a downgrade since the 5870 is a more powerful card, am I correct?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-506-_-Product

Should I push for a 6950? Even if I had to add $$?
    
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post #59 of 78
Seems like they're improving something...

The 5870 is indeed more powerful than the 6870, i think you should push. About adding money, depends on how much you would have to spend, if they ask you to "donate" more than 50 bucks i would say no. but keep pushing for a better card, yes.
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6 is less than 5!? Thats unpossible

I would suggest taking it. If you really don't like the 6 sell it and buy what you like. Trying to get them to do more would be difficult. Does the 6 sell for more than the 5 though? Worth looking.
 
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