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Are the XFX ATI 5870 Defect?

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February 19, 2010 5:38:41 AM

I was about to buy one 5870 from Frys electronic but they said we discontinued the XFX ATI 5870 because customer were complaining it has problem or something? They also said next week we will have different kind, so is this true at all?

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February 19, 2010 5:50:40 AM

XFX has many models of the HD 5870 as they do with many of the other products. My XFX HD 5750 has different models aswell, so I beleive they are getting a new model shipped in. (A better version).
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February 19, 2010 5:52:11 AM

Should I buy the 5870 from newegg then or wait for frys new item to come in? Does the brand matter though Asus,XFX,Saphire, Diamond or the 5870?
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February 19, 2010 5:53:41 AM

That problem may of been the screen flickering that was fixed in the hotfix for catalyst 10.1
And they update models all the time... ish... even if the ones i notice mainly only have different back panel layouts and sometimes different coolers
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February 19, 2010 5:56:22 AM

so can you answer my second question too?
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February 19, 2010 5:59:08 AM

I like to buy from the store more than buying over online because I can just drive down to the store and get a replacement if something goes wrong. No hassle with shipping and waiting. As for brand it dose not matter much, just what warranty you get. XFX is the best the rest are on par with each other, thankfully Ive never had to deal with customer service.
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February 19, 2010 6:00:27 AM

cool2fool said:
so can you answer my second question too?


The next best manufacturer to my belief is the Sapphire. Actually, they make better GPUs than XFX but XFX has the upperhand with the better warranty and RMA quality support.

Sapphire is the best at my opinion and to what I have seen through reviews. It has minimal defects.
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February 19, 2010 6:02:05 AM

Oh I see...Do you know why the XFX cost 409 and the Diamond HD is 429? Are diamond HD good deal or bad because its the only available at Frys. I'm picking up my new system tomorrow and thinking of getting the video card too instead of waiting week for the new XFX
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February 19, 2010 6:16:37 AM

The XFX ones are better, typically they are more expensive than other manufacturers. Newegg has many for $400 some with free shipping and two that are below $400.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

That XFX XXX Edition is only $400 with free shipping to. (factory overclocked)
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February 19, 2010 6:17:29 AM

Actually, Diamond passes Sapphire by a bit.
Go with Diamond :)  Not sure about their customer service and support but I hear they are great quality.
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February 19, 2010 6:18:33 AM

sounds good with Diamon since it's close to my house right?
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February 19, 2010 6:21:45 AM

Factory overclocked editions aren't worth the extra money, you can overclock them yourself in 3 seconds using the ATI Catalyst Control Center included when you download the drivers for your video card, and you can overclock at a much higher clock rate to get a much better performance. Although, with a HD 5870 you wouldn't need to do overclocking as its already a very powerful card :)  Go with the Diamond, you wont regret it, and the benefit of buying at a local store (assuming that Fry's is a local store) is that you can return it within 30 days if it fails or is bad instead of RMAing it through the mail which will take forever, and get a new one the same day. Sometimes the local store might even RMA it for you if its past the warranty date within the local store.
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February 19, 2010 6:29:43 AM

^^ Its true that factory overclocked editions are not worth the money but the one Ive posted is less than the card the OP wanted, just one more thing to consider.
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February 19, 2010 6:33:20 AM

Best answer selected by cool2fool.
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