Originally Posted by Farfnarkle
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).
you have no proof that its a worse build quality
there was a screenshot posted in the previous pages show it Overclocks higher, but I went digging to find a review on this new PCB and found a Powercolor PCS+ review that uses this revision:
So sorry I believe your point is invalid, as you have no proof its "cheaper" and in fact it performs better.
And we're in agreement, I said its not just XFX's fault and really is a number of people's fault.
Btw, just curious, what does the Bios switch actually do for a 6970? Its already "unlocked", does it allow you to relock the card back to a 6950?