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RMA'd a BFG 275 OCX got a normal 280 in return...bad deal?

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September 18, 2009 4:21:57 PM

Hi there,

I recently sent my faulty BFG 275 GTX OCX back for a replacement (RMA). Today I recieved a GTX 280 as the replacement :/ 

From looking at the specs on the website, this seems like a huge down-grade, what do you guys think?

Here are the specs for the 2 cards:

275 OCX - http://www.bfgtech.com/bfgegtx275896ocxe.aspx

280 - http://www.bfgtech.com/bfgrgtx2801024e.aspx

Thanks for all you're help!!

~Alex
a b U Graphics card
September 18, 2009 5:17:31 PM

I would recommend they immediately exchange it to a GTX 275 OCX, it is faster.

The only differences are the memory bit (512 bit (GTX 280) or vs 448 bit (GTX 275 OC) and the GTX 280 having a few more gbs of bandwidth on the memory.

To be honest I would contact BFG and ask for the 275 OCX. The core/memory is faster.
a b U Graphics card
September 18, 2009 5:26:14 PM

Well even if thats true they would have to give him a equivalent card. According to most warranties now a days if the same model cannot be supplied, a product of equal or greater performance will be supplied (or a refund given back at the current market value at the discretion of the manufacturer). No where in that warranty does it state the giving of an inferior product.

Hell that is against the law in the USA :p ... Gotta love consumer protection acts :) 
September 18, 2009 5:32:47 PM

Hmm, yeah I didn't think the slightly faster memory was any match for the 275.

I thought they had to give me an equal or greater card to...although i don't live in the US (I'm in the UK), but I don't see why it would make a difference.

I will contact them now ^^

Thankyou for you're help!!

~Alex
September 18, 2009 5:45:06 PM

i thought the 280 was the better card
a b U Graphics card
September 18, 2009 5:48:33 PM

how bout i take a bat an beat you for your money,total rip off the 275 oc better then 280, 275 runs cooler and uses less power
September 18, 2009 7:41:31 PM

obsidian86 said:
how bout i take a bat an beat you for your money,total rip off the 275 oc better then 280, 275 runs cooler and uses less power

i lawled
a b U Graphics card
September 19, 2009 5:04:41 AM

O.o I was trying to say he got ripped off... :S sorry if I gave the mixed message. I was giving him the warranties must give a product of equal or greater performance otherwise they go against federal laws.
September 21, 2009 2:09:47 PM

Wow BFG are great...not.

They are just ignoring my emails now >.<
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