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1) Message boards : Number crunching : HD5870 dead - help with replacement! (Message 50882)
Posted 30 Aug 2011 by ProfileDavid Steel
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Can anyone tell me how the GTX 590 goes on MW?

It’s now been over 10 weeks and I'm still waiting for XFX to sort out my faulty card.
Also, any new replacement card I might receive will mirror the warranty of the original card I bought, so at best I will have about 2 1/2 months warranty remaining!
As far as I’m concerned, a company that does this to its customers doesn't deserve anyone’s business.
I will never buy from XFX again and will tell as many people as I know to do the same.
Imagine it was a car, or mobile phone, or fridge, would or could anyone wait over 10 weeks for repairs???
They can shove their card where the sun doesn’t shine...
2) Message boards : Number crunching : HD5870 dead - help with replacement! (Message 50497)
Posted 2 Aug 2011 by ProfileDavid Steel
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Thanks for the replies, well I asked very nicely and they have agreed to give me a HD6970 to replace my dead 5870.

No surprise they have none in stock, I have to wait another 2 to 3 weeks.
So it will be over 8 weeks by the time I get the replacement card.
Not good enough if you ask me, when you pay $600 for a product, you shouldn't have to wait 2 months for it to get fixed.
Anyway, I don’t want the same thing happening so I think I will sell it and move to a different brand or Nvidia.

Anyone had problems with Gigabyte or Asus?
3) Message boards : Number crunching : HD5870 dead - help with replacement! (Message 50374)
Posted 26 Jul 2011 by ProfileDavid Steel
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From memory my 5870 did the old MW work units in 1:30 sec, can anyone tell me if the 6950 is faster or slower?

Venting is important, the 6970 vents to the rear only, the same as my 5870.
Based on this, im going to suggest they owe me a 6970.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : HD5870 dead - help with replacement! (Message 50371)
Posted 26 Jul 2011 by ProfileDavid Steel
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Ok, so my 5870 has 1600 stream processors, and the 6950 has 1408 stream processors, that would make it slower for MW? or am I wrong...

Plus the 5870 vents all the hot air externally, but I see the 6950 vents into the case and the rear, I dont want this so they are going to have to offer me something else....
5) Message boards : Number crunching : HD5870 dead - help with replacement! (Message 50368)
Posted 26 Jul 2011 by ProfileDavid Steel
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Hi everyone, my XFX Radeon HD5870 started to sound like a lawn mower, so I returned it under warranty thinking it was only a fan bearing.
Anyway, 5 weeks later they have told me it can't be fixed and want to give me a HD6950 as a replacement.
My 5870 cost me $600 (Australian dollars) about 18 months ago and the 6950 is $249 AUD now.
I know prices have come down, but is the 6950 any better or worse than the 5870 - in other words - are they shafting me?, how does it go on MW?
Thanks




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