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Does AMD manufacture video cards? I thought they only did the GPU
They do, or at least they contract it out to manufacturers and brand them with the AMD/ATI identification - mostly with their Workstation cards, which the gaming companies have no interest in. They still have ATI cards in this line up, because they need to support legacy CAD applications that do not (or will not) have AMD drivers availlable for them. Workstation cards have longer expected life cycles than gaming cards - generally because upgrading CAD applications is far more costly and disruptive than buying new machines.
post #52 of 77
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Originally Posted by Spicy61 View Post
95% of people complaining about this don't even have the funds to buy this card
I would say most people have the funds to buy this card, they just cant justify spending it, and definitely not now
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post #53 of 77
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Most board partners take on the warranty policy of AMD so when things go wrong it's not out of their pockets.
Wrong.
Every AIB has their own warranty policy.
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*sigh*


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Nappa: Vegeta? What does the scouter say about his power level?

Vegeta: IT'S UNDER 9,000!!!!!!

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AMD fail.
Why not remove overclocking ability all together if they want to act like a bunch of pot-heads? Hell, their friggen software has it. I think this is just their way of hoping they don't have to RMA anything.

Who hasn't touched overdrive? You touch it, your screwed. Even if a problem completely unrelated to an OC comes up, but you have used overdrive, your still screwed.

I think stuff like that is just their way of saving money. I don't think it has all that much to do with people heavily overclocking.



Speaking of which, how do they tell if you OC it? Burnt parts? If so, what they heck happens to faulty hardware?
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95% of people complaining about this don't even have the funds to buy this card
It's the principle. If they get away with doing this what won't stop them to locking overclocking on the next generation, kinda like the Sandy Bridge CPUS.
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AMD fail.
Why not remove overclocking ability all together if they want to act like a bunch of pot-heads? Hell, their friggen software has it. I think this is just their way of hoping they don't have to RMA anything.

Who hasn't touched overdrive? You touch it, your screwed. Even if a problem completely unrelated to an OC comes up, but you have used overdrive, your still screwed.

I think stuff like that is just their way of saving money. I don't think it has all that much to do with people heavily overclocking.



Speaking of which, how do they tell if you OC it? Burnt parts? If so, what they heck happens to faulty hardware?
They don't deal with anything.

The AIB you buy from deals with you.
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Everyone knows Overclocking has a risk, if you are willing to take it, don't expect AMD to help you, so if there are any fanboys here, back off.

/rant at people who don't know the basics but know everything else.
post #58 of 77
wow really? this is marketed to high end enthusiasts and OCers and they wont accept RMAs for OCing asplosions?
dick move AMD.

then again, as long as you're not stupid the card wont blow up.
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Originally Posted by JedixJarf View Post
Ahh but XFX will support OC mode warranties

http://www.kitguru.net/components/gr...t-for-oc-mode/
another reason why i still love XFX!
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wow really? this is marketed to high end enthusiasts and OCers and they wont accept RMAs for OCing asplosions?
dick move AMD.
If you buy a Sapphire card, who do you go to for an RMA? AMD? No, you go to Sapphire.
If you buy an Asus card, who do you go to for an RMA? AMD? No, you go to Asus.
If you buy a ________ card, who do you go to for an RMA? ________.


When was the last time you saw a "Made by ATI" or "Made by AMD" card on Newegg? (Excluding workstation cards, which are irrelevant to this anyway.)
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They don't deal with anything.

The AIB you buy from deals with you.
Maybe true, but then why bother stating that "AMD" will not cover the warranty?

Now, what I am about to say is an honest point of speculation and by no means should anyone take this to heart, but if your purchase it from the AIB...then warranty it out...do the AIB's eat the cost of the warranty/rma completely? Or does AMD take a bite to by basically warrantying the product to AIB's?

This would only make sense, because for example:

AMD sends out potentially defective/poor quality units to, let's say, EVGA. If many people end up RMA'ing the card, does EVGA take all of that cost? Simply buying from the people who may have sent them a chip/gpu of poor quality? Or does AMD cover that?
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