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Wow XFX have been doing well lately, cuting corners and VRM's out of GPU's. Using cheaper quality plastics on shrouds, TERRIBLE RMA stories and dropped out from Nvida and this. Remember Bestbuy is also a little at blame here
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Companies always ships products early. The place that sells them is not meant to sell them until they are released.

How do you think these places get their stock? It's the same with games as well. The disc are made and shipped weeks before release. Same goes for hardware. Made, packaged and shipped well before release.

Blame Best Buy for having the cards on the shelf. AMD is obviously making the drivers.

As for the disc: How are the drivers meant to be on the disc if they don't exist yet?

AMD are at fault for not having drivers ready this close to release, and Best Buy is at fault for having the cards on the shelf.

You guys are blaming the OEM who brands the card, when they are not at fault.
Premature card most likely..It seems that way too.
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Wow XFX have been doing well lately, cuting corners and VRM's out of GPU's. Using cheaper quality plastics on shrouds, TERRIBLE RMA stories and dropped out from Nvida and this. Remember Bestbuy is also a little at blame here
They changed the model numbers, and made statements. That's all they are obliged to do. RMA's are luck of the draw. I've had helpful reps and reps that go out of their way to make things difficult.

Let's not forget Palit, for not including VRM heatsinks on retail models while the review sample did in fact have them.

Let's not forget EVGA who sent a fellow forum goer a grossly bent motherboard.

Let's not forget MSI who's boards pop when you so much as drop an X6 in them.

Let's not forget Gigabyte for horrible customer service and inexcusably long RMA times.

Let's not forget OCZ who's DDR3 RAM was luck of the draw at best.

Let's not forget Corsair for their (at first) silent revision of their power supplies.
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I thought this was going to be something serious. I've gotten non-oem cards before that accidentally didn't have the driver disc in them. Whoopee doo. This thread is overboard for what really happened. Cruel and unusual for sure.
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Wow XFX Just WOW........
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I thought this was going to be something serious. I've gotten non-oem cards before that accidentally didn't have the driver disc in them. Whoopee doo. This thread is overboard for what really happened. Cruel and unusual for sure.
Did you read the OP.... properly?
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I thought this was going to be something serious. I've gotten non-oem cards before that accidentally didn't have the driver disc in them. Whoopee doo. This thread is overboard for what really happened. Cruel and unusual for sure.
Yes. It's been blown way out of proportion

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Wow XFX Just WOW........
Way to read only the OP and not any of the comments, and then make an ignorant post.
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XFX makes mistakes, this one just happened to be on purpose.

I've never had problems with XFX before. Heck, my trio of 4770s you consistently hear me preach about were all XFX models and worked perfectly.

Sucks though. I'd be just as pissed off too. >.<


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Way to read only the OP and not any of the comments, and then make an ignorant post.
My apologies for not reading through 17 pages of comments as well. Not everyone has two hours to spare.
     
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XFX makes mistakes, this one just happened to be on purpose.

I've never had problems with XFX before. Heck, my trio of 4770s you consistently hear me preach about were all XFX models and worked perfectly.

Sucks though. I'd be just as pissed off too. >.<
Everyone makes mistakes, but here it's mainly Best Buy for having cards that aren't ready for sale on the shelves. For people to buy.

Phaedrus, riddle me this: If you despise and boycott XFX products, why do you continue to buy them?
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Woah, WOAH. Hate parade much? That was sudden. Check your facts, mates!

So you tell people not to trust random guys on the internet, and then quote a random guy off the internet to try to refute me? Bonus points: contradiction!

Now how about you actually read the thread? The 11.4 beta drivers still don't support the 6750 and 6770, so unless AMD patches that in at the last minute the next driver release still won't support these cards. That means that if these cards are released early, they're at least one month early since we probably won't see driver support for them until 11.5. At one month before release, XFX shouldn't even be shipping these to Best Buy in the first place. A week early, sure. A month or more early? That's a screw-up of epic proportions, and well deserving of a thread like this.

That's assuming AMD even intended these to sell at retail, which still isn't confirmed!

So before bad-mouthing me, why don't you actually try to understand the situation first?
Edited by Phaedrus2129 - 4/18/11 at 10:10am
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