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Shoulda just grabbed that 5770 :] Mine works like a charm got mine Visiontek brand though for about $127 a year or so ago from bestbuy

Sorry for your troubles though dude :x that sucks lol
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LOL

card without drivers, and user is to blame because he doesn't want to troubleshoot, flash BIOS and whatnot
In this particular case, flashing the BIOS would likely void the warranty and possibly brick the card. It's safer and easier to find a driver in the 6700 series which you can kludge the vendor ID for.
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Actually shoulda got like a GTS250, they always seem to have better resale value (nvidia), (folding@home maybe?)
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To all those that thinks XFX is NOT be blamed, I have a question....

If for a minute I am to agree to the fact that XFX sent a shipment to BB early, anticipating the card going retail (which is not publicly confirmed) and driver support available (which again is not publicly confirmed) in the future, how in world were they thinking of including the drivers in the packaging (once it becomes available) AFTER they shipped it to the retailer? According to OP, the driver disc included REDIRECTS to the AMD website, which is DEFINITELY NOT the way to distribute drivers to consumer. Are you now saying it is a REQUIREMENT to have an internet connection AND have the technical know-how to search and install drivers from AMD website? If yes, then I think my father-in-law would like to have a chat with you - he has neither but would like a spanking new high end GPU.
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Originally Posted by maur0 View Post
LOL

card without drivers, and user is to blame because he doesn't want to troubleshoot, flash BIOS and whatnot
Vendor shouldn't have released the card, that's the basic opinion on those who look at this situation rationally.

Your options are to return, or try to get it to work.

Not go blaming the supplier of the card who just shipped it out without wanting them to sell it.
If it was truly XFX's fault, i would think more than Bestbuy would have this card for sale.

Seeing that only Bestbuy's selling the XFX 6770 right now, i'd say its more likely Bestbuy jumping the gun on this one.
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Definitely. Responsibility is upon Bestbuy's shoulders imho. I would put money on the fact that they broke the street date.
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Vendor shouldn't have released the card, that's the basic opinion on those who look at this situation rationally.

Your options are to return, or try to get it to work.
and keep the mouth shut not to hurt XFX/BB/AMD feelings?
post #188 of 281
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To all those that thinks XFX is NOT be blamed, I have a question....

If for a minute I am to agree to the fact that XFX sent a shipment to BB early, anticipating the card going retail (which is not publicly confirmed) and driver support available (which again is not publicly confirmed) in the future, how in world were they thinking of including the drivers in the packaging (once it becomes available) AFTER they shipped it to the retailer? According to OP, the driver disc included REDIRECTS to the AMD website, which is DEFINITELY NOT the way to distribute drivers to consumer. Are you now saying it is a REQUIREMENT to have an internet connection AND have the technical know-how to search and install drivers from AMD website? If yes, then I think my father-in-law would like to have a chat with you - he has neither but would like a spanking new high end GPU.
Then he can just run Windows Update for the drivers.

I don't believe XFX is the only company that doesn't provide a drivers disk anymore.
When you buy computers these days, they don't come with drivers disks by default, hell they don't even come with original OS disks, you make your own
recovery disk from HDD partition, and they direct you to their website for the individual drivers.
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and keep the mouth shut not to hurt XFX/BB/AMD feelings?
No, but don't act like a 12 year old and whine and put the blame on the wrong people.

a little maturity goes a long way.

Also, whining about it on this computer forum won't really make a difference in the long run. If you want to make a difference, alert XFX/AMD/Best Buy of this problem, email their corporate offices or call their corporate offices.
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you're essentially blaming (he whines, complains etc) the only 100% innocent party - a customer.

"If you want to make a difference, alert XFX/AMD/Best Buy of this problem, email their corporate offices or call their corporate offices"

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Originally Posted by grimboy View Post
called amd this mornin they dident even give a **** told my to call xfx
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