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post #61 of 281
Wow, that's XFX for you. I always advice against XFX, usually people buy them because of the so called "lifetime warranty" which they never honor. Also because of all the kiddos who thinks XFX sounds cool.

Phaedrus did it because it seemingly looked like a nice purchase. Couldn't be more wrong lol. I'm just hoping XFX will go down the drain anytime soon, I can't stand watching all the people getting denied RMAs 24/7, buying lower quality non reference cards etc.
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have you contacted support?

i wonder if evga did this, would the fanboys be all over evga on this.

the flameboys are worse than the fanboys.
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Wow, that's XFX for you. I always advice against XFX, usually people buy them because of the so called "lifetime warranty" which they never honor. Also because of all the kiddos who thinks XFX sounds cool.
just curious. have you ever owned an xfx product and tried to rma a card that stopped working for legit reasons and been denied?

because it seems like everyone on this site has owned a dozen xfx cards and had an rma denied a dozen times.
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post #64 of 281
Is it possible XFX tried to rush this card to the market and AMD hasn't released drivers for it yet? Card manufacturers have done it before (albeit usually on the high-end), so maybe that's what happened. If the card has been out for a while, then this isn't the case and something definitely isn't right.

Edit: I'm not a fan of XFX at all, either. After they started making unbranded PCB revisions and the RMA horror stories I've heard, I'll stick to the trusted vendors.
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post #65 of 281
It was probably a mistake that the card was put on the shelf. It shouldn't have been released yet. =P

UPS is horrible. I'll stick with Fedex and USPS for a while even if I have to pay a bit more for shipping.

@ others -

My RMA went well but it was very time consuming. I exchanged my 5870(paid $225 for) + $110 for a 6970, which I then did a straight trade for a 5970 here on OCN. ;]
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Quote:
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just curious. have you ever owned an xfx product and tried to rma a card that stopped working for legit reasons and been denied?

because it seems like everyone on this site has owned a dozen xfx cards and had an rma denied a dozen times.
As a matter of fact I have. XFX really isn't reliable anymore, deal with it. XFX's reputation didn't come from nowhere.
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post #67 of 281
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
I think I want to call AMD first. I'll call their corporate headquarters tomorrow, see where I get.
Their HQ is right next is within walking distance of my house.

Hopefully you get this sorted out!
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wondering how this is gonna turn out. might check out our BB tomorrow and see if they have the card on the shelf too.
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This and the other thread about the XFX PCB switch they did without changing part numbers is one of the few reasons I returned my XFX 6950 I got with my new build from frys last week. I took it back and got an MSI 6970 afterburner for 3 bucks more and it has the bios switch and it is the original PCB reference design. The tech guy at Frys said he would never advise anyone over pau for an XFX. He has seen many many issues with their cards and wonder why the hell Frys even continues to sell them with the amount of returns they get. This is just one store, so if the same thing is true for the others then that is really bad. The XFX refernce PCB 6970 was 390 bucks at Frys and their OC'd version was 450! for a 900 clock speed.lol You can get a PCS+ for 100 less with a 940 clock and better fans.

My 6950 also did not perform well at all. It was benching below that of lesser cards like 6870's. XFX will never get my money for anything after this and seeing how they treat their customers. I spoke with a tech guy on friday and the guy just seemed really weird and bad mouthed the other card makers. Sorry but even if you know for a fact that your product is far superior, you never do that crap. It is poor business practice, and makes you and the company look shady.
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Wow, I can't believe they're doing this....
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