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Thats just sad, I own a XFX 6950 and hope this doesnt happen to their whole 6900 series lineup or im gonna have to go with someone else for crossfire. I dont mind paying a bit extra for quality.....
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post #182 of 234
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I don't know about you, but majority of people who buy items go by the Product name.

I buy a new Motorola Droid 2, i'll be buying a droid 2, not a model number specific to the droid 2.

The OP bought a HD6970, he got a HD6970.
Can anyone who's saying i'm "trolling" claim he did not get a HD6970 video card? Can anyone say it does not perform like the other stock 6970 video cards?
A majority of people also thought the world was flat at one point. You are making it seems like model numbers are just some pointless number that only the manufacturer looks at, when really, a model number IS a name. And since when is performance the only thing that matters about a video card? What about build quality? So maybe the performance at stock is the same, but it's compatibility isn't. What if for example, XFX's newest revision couldn't run on windows? It still has the same theoretical performance, but now its no longer compatible. This is a problem no?

Ignorant consumers like you who don't look into what they are buying and go simply based off the title are the EXACT reason companies pull stuff like this. Also no, that card probably does not perform like the stock catd (Worse build quality). So really, all of your points are invalid.

P.S. I have an XFX card, and I will probably buy them again. I think the blame should be placed on the vendor (They are ultimately the ones who gave him the wrong card), and it is THEIR job to go after XFX (who should have reported the revision change to them).
Edited by Farfnarkle - 4/16/11 at 10:36am
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Dropped in to thank the OP for bringing this to our attention, know that it is appreciated.

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I was going to buy this card a few days ago. good thing i didnt
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This other thread (http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/992...screw-xfx.html) has left me wondering if it was a coincidence that two questionable business practices be brought to light in a week-end, or whether it is a sign that XFX might be in trouble?

Perhaps they're in a dire financial situation? Will we see them join the ranks of BFG Tech, whom ironically, did consider adding AMD products into their line of products before closing shops?
    
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As far as I see it (and I realize I'm extremely late to this discussion), XFX is wrong here for misrepresenting their products. Now actually I consulted with my father who works in the semiconductor industry, and long story short, basically if a company makes a revision to a product, they are, strictly speaking, not required to changed the model number, but in doing so is extremely not favorable for everyone, the consumers, the company, and the distributors. By not changing the model number, the distributor will post information that does not reflect the changes, which leads to consumers purchasing the product under the assumption that because the model number has not changed, they will be getting the product they expect from doing outside research, which anyone with half a mind is capable of. Then, because of not changing the model number, you get incidents like these. Then the consumer contacts the distributor and the company, and huge headaches for everyone occurs. And why? Because the company decided they didn't want to change the model number after a revision. So here, I imagine that someone at XFX decided to be lazy.

I imagine that my argument here is filled with logical fallacies but I've tried my best. And for the record, I believe OP has every reason to be ticked, and to warn others.
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Looks like Newegg updated their product listings. They now have the reference HD-697A-CNFC and the non reference PCB HD-697A-CNDC listed.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...eId=1&name=XFX
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Looks like Newegg updated their product listings. They now have the reference HD-697A-CNFC and the non reference PCB HD-697A-CNDC listed.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...eId=1&name=XFX
This is exactly what prompted me to open a XFX ticket. I said exactly this "It appears I received a HD-697A-CNDC card slapped with a HD-697A-CNFC sticker on it."

This was already there before I contacted XFX, and I suspect before I even ordered the card.
    
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hmm.
i dont like this. i'll try to avoid XFX from now on unless they change their ways.

heres my XFX story:
non ref 8800GT - poor OCer compared to my BFG, i could OC that baby to 730/1782/1000 Mhz but XFX got to 675/1728/1000. lame.
ran much cooler and quieter than BFG tho!

ref HD4890 sexyness! OC'd well with VRM temp monitors, voltage ctrl, the works

after it got static'd, i RMA'd it and they gave me the crappiest 4890 i have ever owned. ran at 90+ at full load, loud as a leafblower, and artifacted at stock speeds. i got the nutoroious bad batch
RMA'd that crap and got...

their 5830. runs well but runs hot on auto fan (maxes out at 60% :/)
OC's pretty good with some volts. gets to 930 Mhz if temps dont go above 85C...

im generally pleased but i prefer ASUS, BFG (rip ) or MSI.
    
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