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Yes, I blame them for not changing the model number. They sold me a reference design card and shipped me a non reference PCB.

OK.

This is true, and is discussed further down the thread.

Not the point of the thread, which I do not believe you read attentively. The point of my post is that XFX secretly made changes to a reference model, thus making the card no longer reference, but did not alter the model number to indicate the card was no longer reference and features had been stripped away.

This is simply not true. MSI and Powercolor were the first to adopt the new PCB, but model numbers changed to indicate a different PCB design. They did not try to pass cards for reference when it wasn't.

See above.

You're wrong to think I am wrong.
No you're wrong, Those revision numbers have NOTHING to do with the consumer.

They are there for XFX to help them find the product on THERE SYSTEM.

The only number that's on an XFX product that IS for the consumer is the S/N sticker.

I say it again, Those numbers have NOTHING to do with the consumer, They're for internal XFX reference.

So I say again, YOU'RE wrong.
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Bottom line is that in these times of economical hardship, now more than ever, the customer is always right. If he doesn't like the way they handled it then they didn't handle it right..that's good business, bottom line.
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No you're wrong, Those revision numbers have NOTHING to do with the consumer.

They are there for XFX to help them find the product on THERE SYSTEM.

The only number that's on an XFX product that IS for the consumer is the S/N sticker.

I say it again, Those numbers have NOTHING to do with the consumer, They're for internal XFX reference.

So I say again, YOU'RE wrong.
What?

Is this a trolling attempt, or are you serious?

Edit: N/M I saw he just recently registered. 100% troll. Damn me for getting caught.
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I guess the issue for me right now is that my xfx 6950 appears to benchmarking really low in comparison to other cards that are weaker cards. I have been reading other post on this and other boards about their xfx cards giving similar low performance. So this and other reasons make me want to run a different manufacturers card. It is not like my system has a weak CPU or Mobo as a bottleneck.
post #85 of 234
Just one more tick against them. Never going to buy XFX.
post #86 of 234
Thanks for the warning.. XFX can go suck my Dingy!!
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I want to buy an XFX card but I see so many horror stories, I'm dreading it. But a 5870 for £150 is NOT worth turning down due to a brand.
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I completely agree with TigerLord. When any of us order item X and a similar but lesser quality parts shows up, we'd all be concerned or feel ripped off.

XFX needs to make this right or we vote with our $$ and don't buy their products. I have a brand new 6950, I'm strongly considering shipping back for an ASUS card instead.
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Uh, you can't do much. I'm sure XFX would give you a replacement refernece board if they had any left.

The fact of the matter is that they don't. So, you're basically boned.
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post #90 of 234
I'm going to side with the OP on this.

My whole basis rests on the fact that the card is an enthusiast card. XFX knows this market well and knows we have a more stringent set of standards/requirements than their mainstream parts.

In my opinion, they should have at least warned their users about the revision change or undergone a new model number entirely and discontinue the old model number. Putting low grade parts and changing the screw holes layout is a huge no-no, especially since they know as enthusiasts those details do matter to us.

What's more is that they passed the blame off on someone else. Personally, I see it as their fault. Changing model numbers entirely to avoid confusion is relatively painless (I see EVGA do it all the time!) and helps the consumer out immensely.
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