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Windows 7: Which ATI 6950?

17 Jan 2011   #11
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yeah I should have added that I typically don't overclock my video cards. CPU yes, GPU no. I don't even have my 4890 overclocked, even though it's supposed to be a good overclocker.

As for XFX, yeah, that might be the way to go, seeing that they're all reference cards right now.


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17 Jan 2011   #12
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
Don't bother paying for the out-of-the-box overclocked cards, they're not worth it.
It's not about being factory OC'ed.

It's about the unlocked voltage.

EDIT: But seeing as the OP is not interested in OC'ing, XFX should be the one to go after, unreal warranty, plus some very nice packaging.
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17 Jan 2011   #13
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I honestly do not see the point in the double lifetime warranty though.

Don't get me wrong, Im not saying they are bad cards or anything along that line. Just the warranty part confuses me a bit.



Its just you'll likely upgrade long before the card dies. I mean, I still have an old 1950Pro still in use & going strong. It just wont die.

I even have a x800 around here somewhere that still works, even though its no longer in use.
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17 Jan 2011   #14
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
I honestly do not see the point in the double lifetime warranty though.

Don't get me wrong, Im not saying they are bad cards or anything along that line. Just the warranty part confuses me a bit.



Its just you'll likely upgrade long before the card dies. I mean, I still have an old 1950Pro still in use & going strong. It just wont die.

I even have a x800 around here somewhere that still works, even though its no longer in use.
The point being that, if you decide to sell the card, the next owner would qualify for the warranty as well.
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17 Jan 2011   #15
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
I honestly do not see the point in the double lifetime warranty though.

Don't get me wrong, Im not saying they are bad cards or anything along that line. Just the warranty part confuses me a bit.

Its just you'll likely upgrade long before the card dies. I mean, I still have an old 1950Pro still in use & going strong. It just wont die.

I even have a x800 around here somewhere that still works, even though its no longer in use.
It's knowing that the card is covered. Not a deal breaker but a comforting thought.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
I even have a x800 around here somewhere that still works, even though its no longer in use.
LOL I still have my X800, and it still works
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17 Jan 2011   #16
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I see the point.

I guess my line of thinking was just off a bit. Being that youll move on to bigger and better before the card ever wears out.


Of course, theres also the possibility of a pre-mature death. Which can happen with any hardware.
I guess it does make sense after all.
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17 Jan 2011   #17
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Well looks like I'll get a 6950... than flash to a 6970 - Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2GB Unlocked to HD 6970 :: TweakTown USA Edition

Assuming these cards are still around when I purchase one
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17 Jan 2011   #18
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

My opion is if Warranty is important to you then XFX all the way. I've used several of their cards over the years and have NEVER had any problems with them when it came to RMA's. They have even upgraded my card when they were out of stock on the one I returned.
JMO Fabe
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18 Jan 2011   #19
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yeah Fabe I agree. Like I said earlier, since all the cards are reference thus far then it looks like I'll go with XFX - baring any drastic price differences.
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18 Jan 2011   #20
smarteyeball

 
 

XFX are already starting to bring out revised editions (ver 1.1), but they are still cross flashable with the 6970 AFIK.



But ASUS, GIGA, Sapphire, HIS are all good as well.
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