I am THROUGH with XFX!

Discussion created by black_zion on Aug 12, 2014
Latest reply on Aug 20, 2014 by black_zion
I bought this 7970 in February 2014. I had to RMA it about a week later due to card failure (a problem acknowledged by XFX) and received a new card from the new model run. Well, a couple of weeks ago I started getting artifacts in games, which I attributed to higher ambient temps, so I just upped my fan speeds and that took care of it. Then I started getting that oh so annoying buzzing noise, and the artifacts returned. Monitoring the fan speed in MSI Afterburner (thankfully it is the fan speed which it reports), at 25% speed (under no load), it turns around 600RPM. At 100%, it only spins at about 2500RPM, and is quite annoying, and ineffective. XFX seems to be debating on if they will accept an RMA or replace the cooler since the serial number is different from what I registered it as, and XFX lost all of their records last year when they switched to a new site. 

So yea, saved about $20 by going with XFX over Sapphire, but with 2 problems in a year and a half? I'm through with them.