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AthlonXP1800
07-05-05, 08:30 AM
I was browsed Overclockers UK website and scrolling down the page and I eye catched XFX Geforce 7800 GTX Extreme Edition (http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/7800_Series.html) card, it cost almost the same price at 469.94 as BFG at 458.19 for 460MHz, it come with core clock speed of 490MHz+ :eek: and 1300MHz memory.

I guess lots of people will be pissed off with their XFX normal GTX purchases when they found a faster Extreme Edition card in stock for a few tenners more.

Lfctony
07-05-05, 09:23 AM
Personally, before the 6800 was released I had absolute faith in XFX. My old 4200 had a custom HSF and could be overclocked to 300/580 from 250/445. But after hearing that their 6800 Ultra wouldn't work at advertised memory speeds of 1200, I'm somewhat sceptical of their QA. I personally avoid XFX and recommend to my mates to go for other, slower cards for the sake of stability. Also, at this moment, I wouldn't exchange my BFG for that card, even if it's faster.

5150 Joker
07-05-05, 09:26 AM
I don't really care about any extreme editions. I'll just OC my leadtek anyway.

AthlonXP1800
07-05-05, 09:31 AM
Personally, before the 6800 was released I had absolute faith in XFX. My old 4200 had a custom HSF and could be overclocked to 300/580 from 250/445. But after hearing that their 6800 Ultra wouldn't work at advertised memory speeds of 1200, I'm somewhat sceptical of their QA. I personally avoid XFX and recommend to my mates to go for other, slower cards for the sake of stability. Also, at this moment, I wouldn't exchange my BFG for that card, even if it's faster.

Yes I know about XFX Geforce 6800 Ultra problems, but this time it different with 7800 GTX, all manufactuers used the same cards with Nvidia reference coolers and have their own badge sticked on the coolers.

AthlonXP1800
07-05-05, 09:33 AM
I don't really care about any extreme editions. I'll just OC my leadtek anyway.

Nah it will be much better to obtain Extreme Edition BIOS and flash it so you wont have to OC your Leadtek card. :D

Lfctony
07-05-05, 09:44 AM
But still, they are offering oc/ed cards out of the box but I don't trust they will work as advertised due to not so decent QA.

hazindu
07-05-05, 10:01 AM
Yes I know about XFX Geforce 6800 Ultra problems, but this time it different with 7800 GTX, all manufactuers used the same cards with Nvidia reference coolers and have their own badge sticked on the coolers.

how is that different than with the geforce 6800 ultra?

AthlonXP1800
07-05-05, 10:12 AM
how is that different than with the geforce 6800 ultra?

Many manufactuers used their custom coolers for it and XFX used their custom screws to secured the cooler on the card but many cards had poor fittings because XFX used springs that not followed Nvidia's reference design.

jAkUp
07-05-05, 11:29 AM
I heard that XFX and BFG work closest with nVIdia... thats why they have good yields on the chips that hit such high clockspeeds.

saturnotaku
07-05-05, 11:52 AM
Many manufactuers used their custom coolers for it and XFX used their custom screws to secured the cooler on the card but many cards had poor fittings because XFX used springs that not followed Nvidia's reference design.

That would probably explain why the XFX 6800U I demoed wouldn't run stable at its stock clock speeds.

SsP45
07-05-05, 01:41 PM
I have an XFX 6800 Ultra in an extra machine of mine, it works fine at its default clocks of 425/1100. It even ran fine in BF2 at 450/1100 on the stock cooler (I know, not a huge overclock, but still).

Zelda_fan
07-05-05, 01:47 PM
I have an XFX 6800GT and it is awsome. I've OC'd it to 400 MHZ and it works fine. Can't get it any higher than that due to overheating. I imagine though if I slap a watercooler on it I could get it even higher than that.

Roliath
07-05-05, 03:06 PM
I heard that XFX and BFG work closest with nVIdia... thats why they have good yields on the chips that hit such high clockspeeds.
What about PNY? I thought they had been working with Nvidia the longest and closest.

Also, when I think of XFX, the 6600GT fiasco comes to mind.

Lfctony
07-05-05, 03:15 PM
What about PNY? I thought they had been working with Nvidia the longest and closest.

Also, when I think of XFX, the 6600GT fiasco comes to mind.

Yep, that too.

nkarnold
07-06-05, 09:44 AM
Yep.. I bought 2 XFX 7800GT's about 2 days before.. how pizzed was I... well not really..

Cos the 2, ive got, rated at 450, are running sweet at 490 / 1300

Demigod
07-06-05, 10:47 AM
My gigabyte does 498/1395 without any problems (3dmark05 2 hour loop) standard cooling. Just get the standard card and overclock. That is all they are doing everything else is the same.

klee
07-06-05, 12:40 PM
My XFX 7800 GTX is sweet at 490 / 1300, and has not miss a beat!!! :)

klee

ricercar
07-06-05, 04:15 PM
with 7800 GTX, all manufactuers used the same cards with Nvidia reference coolers and have their own badge sticked on the coolers.So have we returned to the 5800 time zone with NVIDIA making all PCBs for the 7800?

rohit
07-06-05, 07:11 PM
After having 4 faulty cards, with rotten warranty and support, ill stay away from those three letters that say X F X. and its founder or watever it is named P I N E.

and ya, earlier, before the gf6 series launch, it used to be PNY, ASUS, MSI that were closer to NV. since gf6 series, XFX, BFG and Leadtek are close to nv.

nkarnold
07-07-05, 04:23 AM
After having 4 faulty cards, with rotten warranty and support, ill stay away from those three letters that say X F X. and its founder or watever it is named P I N E.

and ya, earlier, before the gf6 series launch, it used to be PNY, ASUS, MSI that were closer to NV. since gf6 series, XFX, BFG and Leadtek are close to nv.
Would have to disagree with you mate... Ive had nothing but good experience with XFX
2 x 6800 Ultra's
2 x 7800GTX.

all XFX, all great.

PSYCHODAD
07-07-05, 04:48 AM
Can't complain about my two XFX 6800gt too much either. With the exception of poor cooling on the cards.
I replaced the coolers with Zalmans and they've(6800 gts) performed great for about 6 months now.

ChrisRay
07-07-05, 04:52 AM
So have we returned to the 5800 time zone with NVIDIA making all PCBs for the 7800?


I dunno about that. The early 6800's were the same. Later in their life non reference models started appearing.

jAkUp
07-07-05, 11:08 AM
Yea the early cards always have the same design. Each company is just rushing to get it on the shelves. The different coolers don't come until later.

rohit
07-07-05, 01:36 PM
Would have to disagree with you mate... Ive had nothing but good experience with XFX
2 x 6800 Ultra's
2 x 7800GTX.

all XFX, all great.
well then its just me and a bunch of people here, that literally got pissed off with PINE/XFX for rotten quality and support!

Golden Sample
07-07-05, 04:47 PM
... i would love to get my hands on a XFX Extreme bios... :D

I know i could make my own "extreme bios" with Nibitor 2.2a (which i`m using atm!) but i really prefere the "original" ones!?

Call me "old fashioned" but i really like the "unmodded" bios versions more!

So if anybody gets the XFX Extreme Bios please post it, ok?

Thanks alot guys!

Sven

Here`s my "Extreme Bios" if anyone wants to flash:
IT`s based on Leadteks 7800 bios (newest) and clocked 490/1300 in 2d/3d with 1.4V in 2D and 3D. Works great on my XFX 7800

Have fun