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XFX has been good on replacing parts for me since day one, can't complain about that. It's the fact that I've had to send multiple parts back to them. It's kind of a pain waiting for 3-5 days to get a response and RMA info, paying for shipping to them, and waiting for the return.
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Hundreds of threads, thousands of posts all over the net for a stupid yellow sticker, that you just have to peel off, and then put back in place. Sigh

The card won't melt, since I can't get over 90 celsius with it, even in Furmark, using BIOS switch 2. All the green drama-queens posting in here should remember the Nvidia 480. It was alot worst, and... MORE HOOOOT!... Short term memory loss much? Hey, I have the card, you don't. So stop copy and pasting what you read somewhere else. Ask the other 6990 owners.

And those drama-queens are also ''forgetting'' about the ''limiter'' on the 580 in Furmark that you have to disable? Dirty little secret. Nvidia had to put a limiter there for a reason. LOL. Hum. I wonder why? No problem with my 6990 and 6970 in Furmark. No throttling, no limiter.

But that stupid yellow stickers is so much more controversial!

It's there only to avoid teenagers living in a their parents besement, spending their parents money, from moving the switch in a mid tower case full of dust bunnies, and with a no-name 650w power supply. You know some will do it. AMD are right to put that sticker for those guys.

Same thing with 580 SLI or Tri-SLI. Try those in mid tower case full of dust bunnies, with a no-name 750w PSU. Oups. Oh no! My case caught in fire!

I have a an XFX 5870 running at 1000/1200 since 1 year and 5 months 24/7. So the XFX bitc*ing is getting long in the tooth. I know the green fanboys are still frustrated since XFX left their camp... but it's getting ridiculous now.

Not worst then Palit, or any other shady Nvidia partners.

And before a green goblin start shouting ''yes, but the noise!''. My 5970 was noisier, and my friends 580 SLI set-up is much worst. Good case, good ventilation, no problems. I don't know how reviewers paid by Nvidia made their measurements, but it was done wrong. Even Guru3d said the same thing, and got much lower noise readings.

It's another overblowned false issue. The Nvidia 480 was FAIL. Not the 6990.

And 580 Tri-SLI and Quad-SLI are making much more noise btw.
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I see a whole new Artisan market opening up for "new" 6990 OC switch labels, print em up on adhesive backing, reapply when RMA time. What do you think $20 a piece?
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A nice move from XFX.
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No need to touch the sticker at all finally. Just for fun, I was able to move the switch wirth a hairpin in the space between the card and the yellow sticker.

So I now officially have a copyright on the DIY ''6990-hairpin-yellow-sticker-warranty-trick'' everyone will talk about soon on the internet.
    
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No need to touch the sticker at all finally. Just for fun, I was able to move the switch wirth a hairpin in the space between the card and the yellow sticker.

So I now officially have a copyright on the DIY ''6990-hairpin-yellow-sticker-warranty-trick'' everyone will talk about soon on the internet.
Wouldn't it be possible for them to store somewhere on the card, maybe in the OC bios, how many times it has been activated? They could then read this information if returned under warranty and reject any that have used that profile (not XFX, but the others who don't warranty the cards that have used it). If they can then the sticker serves no real purpose.
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Ehh I've been buying XFX GPUs for years and this is why. I've never had issues dealing with them yet and will continue to work with them unless something drastic changes.
    
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BTW, XFX, Sapphire and now Powercolor also, are all supporting the 6990 OC switch overclocking fully. They all updated their warranty pages.

Asus will follow soon. They are always slower. Big corp slowness.. No other choices for them, when all the competition is doing it.

So it's really becoming a non-issue.
    
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holy mother!

this thing is a ticking time bomb!
    
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Sapphire's confirmed? Got a link to the warranty?
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