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Old 07-26-09, 09:21 PM   #25
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Plenty of people have had good experiences with XFX. They lag on customer support, but offer the best warranty, transferrable, etc. So don't bash what you don't know.
wait a second...

They lag on customer support but have the best warranty? How you gonna use that warranty when they lag in support? Better yet, my experience with them, they couldn't speak English and thought I had an EVGA.
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Old 07-26-09, 09:25 PM   #26
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XFX is part of the ECS (PC-Chips) empire. Which should tell you everything you need to know about them, and also explains why they feel the need to offer double lifetime warranties and the like.

I prefer to stick with reputable manufacturers who understand and know how to impliment quality control.
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Old 07-27-09, 10:30 AM   #27
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Is it the new 55nm or the old 65 one. I have the 65nm. and I idle a lot higher
It is the 55nm version.
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Old 07-27-09, 12:40 PM   #28
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Default Re: Disappointed with GTX 260 216

I've had 2 XFX video cards and currently run the XFX GTX285 Black Edition (going on 60 days now). My other one was a 7900GT that's still running strong after 3+ years. Haven't had a single hardware or heating problem out of either.

NV's drivers over the last 2 years on the other hand are just way too inconsistent...

Call me spoiled.
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Old 07-27-09, 01:12 PM   #29
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I have 2 xfx 260s one of which i got on launch. Both have been flawless. CS is also great and if you have an issue they will work to help you out.

Don't listen to the loud few who bash them here.
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I'm quite sure that XFX itself is a good company, the problem is that they are part of the PC-Chips manufacturing empire (which encompasses quite a lot of cheap and not so cheap brands worldwide).

PC-Chips are very well known for lack of quality control in what they produce, they are happy to place components on PCs without first verifying those components work then box the faulty end product up and happily sell it to consumers.

They sell/have sold motherboards with cheap cpus soldered to the motherboard instead of socketed to save a few cents (I know Atom does that also nowadays, but, customers who received systems built around these motherboards were unaware of the lack of upgradability of their new system and rightly shocked at what had been done). Regular cpus with socket style pins are not designed to be soldered into motherboards.

PC-Chips has manufactured motherboards with fake L2 cache on the board (empty plastic shells with a doctored BIOS reporting non existant L2 cache).

PC-Chips has manufactured motherboards with a generic unknown chipset on the board which they then mark up (with sticky labels) as the specific type of chipset the vendor ordered.

This is just a small sample of PC-Chips wonderful business practices and why they feel the need to hide behind brands like ECS, XFX, Jetway, Protac etc, etc nowadays. Anyone with any sense whatsoever will avoid them like the plague that they are.
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I honestly think XFX cards (Both NVIDIA and ATI) are overrated and over priced.
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