Yeah, thats what I am worried about. I just don't want them to send me a significant downgrade. Every stat doesn't have to be better, but I'd atleast like a replacement to be in the same league as my 4890.
Thing is just getting xfx to send the right card. Seems like the chances are minimal. Will they give me any choice in what they send I wonder?? Or just whatever they have laying around the office? Communication has been pretty good considering what you get from other manufacturers, though.
I dont want to get your hopes up but over the years i have heard of people doing really quite well out of this situation. I would agree that you will probably get a 5830 which when all considerations are made is a more or less even exchange.
Yeah, my 4890 cashed on me (XFX), they sent me a different 4890, but it was a good one too. They are very good at communicating, i have to agree. Not what I expected from a manufacturer, to say the least.
My 4890 was a standard and had the propeller style fan in the center of the card. Within a few months the fan went. They sent a replacement fan. Same fan type ( prop in the center). They were both super noisy and ended up crapping the whole card out. I really love the 4890 regardless of the issues I've had. Maybe the different type of 4890 they send will have one of the different fan types and not run into as many problems.
As you can see I can not even get into windows, they told me it was: Graphical corruption in the boot or POST on your system, in my case did not have to send me a new 4890, they told me I had three options.
Wait a month for a XFX 4890 XXX (mine is standard) or 5830 and sent to me once, I was told to add 60 Dollars for 5850.
I have not yet responded. ) = At the moment I have no money for 5850