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Funny thing that I have noticed lately.

XFX has been selling cards dirt cheap and with significant mail in rebates.

I picked up an XFX 5770 (reference cooled version, I was very certain to get only a reference model) from NCIX a couple of weeks ago for my media PC.

I was going to get a GTS450 but when I went into NCIX they had the 5770 selling for $100.00... (this was after an instant rebate and a $20 mail in rebate).

Heck of a deal. I also noticed that their power supplies frequently have crazy pricing (the XFX 850w black edition which has Seasonic internals) was as low as $110 at NCIX (I bought one for a back up PC).

I remember A-Bit doing crazy rebates on their motherboards just prior to going bust. Same thing occured with BFG (on their video cards and power supplies) just before they went under.


I don't know if we are seeing a pattern here.
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I think I want to call AMD first. I'll call their corporate headquarters tomorrow, see where I get.
Tomorrow is a Sunday, I'll be very surprised if anyone answers the phone.

Either way, you go!
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I remember A-Bit doing crazy rebates on their motherboards just prior to going bust. Same thing occured with BFG (on their video cards and power supplies) just before they went under.


I don't know if we are seeing a pattern here.
Very interesting theory. That would pretty much leave EVGA as the sole "specialized" enthusiast card seller left on the market. Not that PowerColor, Sapphire, MSI and Asus and co. aren't great vendors, but EVGA caters to a more niche market due to their smaller size. It used to be the "EVGA, BFG and XFX" trio.
    
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After the way they treated me when I had to get a replacement for my PSU I'm never dealing with them again. They were trying to offload the blame on any other component, If the "high voltage" of a motherboard or GPU can really fry your PSUs, what does that say for them quality wise?

EDIT: I got back the same as the user above in my RMA.
hm thats odd they sent me a brand new PSU when i RMAed mine
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Funny thing that I have noticed lately.

XFX has been selling cards dirt cheap and with significant mail in rebates.

I picked up an XFX 5770 (reference cooled version, I was very certain to get only a reference model) from NCIX a couple of weeks ago for my media PC.

I was going to get a GTS450 but when I went into NCIX they had the 5770 selling for $100.00... (this was after an instant rebate and a $20 mail in rebate).

Heck of a deal. I also noticed that their power supplies frequently have crazy pricing (the XFX 850w black edition which has Seasonic internals) was as low as $110 at NCIX (I bought one for a back up PC).

I remember A-Bit doing crazy rebates on their motherboards just prior to going bust. Same thing occured with BFG (on their video cards and power supplies) just before they went under.


I don't know if we are seeing a pattern here.
I'm inclined to say this is a post-hoc fallacy, but if companies are doing this as a last ditch attempt to make some money and save themselves, or to at least salvage what they can, then it could quite probably be true.
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Couldn't you just take the appropriate lines from the 11.4 INF and add them to the newest Vista release?

11.4 Preview does have that 6700 series, although that could be the 6790 right now. That's pretty lame to have cards shipped out to retailers and no driver support.
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post #87 of 281
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That's pretty lame to have cards shipped out to retailers and no driver support.
FYI-The 6800 series of cards were shipped and sold for 2 full months with zero AMD proprietary driver support for Linux.
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post #88 of 281
Mmmkay, retail boxing and then shipping to retailers an OEM only card, that has ZERO manufacturer support when not included in an OEM built machine... That's just plain wrong here.
I will hereby stop recommending any XFX product.

I sense a BFG/OCZ like slow slide into oblivion here..
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post #89 of 281
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Quote:
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FYI-The 6800 series of cards were shipped and sold for 2 full months with zero AMD proprietary driver support for Linux.
Yeah, but that's Linux. Like it or not, 95%+ of AMD's non-enterprise consumer base uses Windows or Mac OSX. For GPUs, it's probably 95% Windows alone.
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I'm curious, why was this being sold at Best Buy in the first place?

Isn't the card not even due for release until later?
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