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XFX Radeon R9 280X Double Dissipation.... SEX on a PCB!

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Zenduri, 28 Sep 2013.

  1. Tonester0011

    Soldato

    Joined: 27 Feb 2012

    Posts: 6,586

    Where? I only see Arsenal in his sig? :p:D
     
  2. the1gooner

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Sep 2009

    Posts: 2,260

    Location: Swindon

    Hey have you seen the league table? :p

    Been a long time since I would want anyone to do that lol.

    So does anyone think the 280x will be available to buy next week or pre-order?
     
  3. Alkalinepro5

    Gangster

    Joined: 5 Nov 2011

    Posts: 403

    TBH they are not too bad, but I can tell you my 6870 is really god damn loud xD :mad:
     
  4. Aneskimo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 10 Jul 2013

    Posts: 1,023

    Location: Space



    Table looks good ATM,


    As for the 280x I'm not sure I've only seen the 290x up for pre order and that's the b4 edition without specs or price yet confirmed!
     
  5. ubersonic

    Capodecina

    Joined: 26 May 2009

    Posts: 21,143

    The best things about XFX PSU's:

    1: They're made by Seasonic
    2: They're not made by XFX

    No specific order XD
     
  6. PapaLazaru

    Capodecina

    Joined: 23 Dec 2009

    Posts: 17,979

    Location: RG8

    They do indeed. As has been already said, their RMA is a total joke.

    I will never buy one ever again and go out of my way to tell people looking for a new card to avoid them.
     
  7. Gibbo

    Commissario

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 35,148

    Location: OcUK HQ

    To be blunt, is there any real argument, when the same money buys you either the Asus TOP or Matrix. :D
     
  8. gurusan

    Capodecina

    Joined: 2 Sep 2006

    Posts: 13,483

    Location: Portland, OR

    I've never been a huge fan of XFX either....however I have a XFX 650W PSU which is quite good. It's not made by XFX :p

    TBH I've been quite pleased with my XFX DD 7850. Clocks to 1300MHz and stays below 90c. This was in a MATX case as well. I've had a good experience but I guess you can't argue with those RMA rates.
     
  9. Jamezinho

    Gangster

    Joined: 11 Aug 2012

    Posts: 101

    Location: Ipswich

    Really like the aesthetics of that card but, you know......it's XFX.
     
  10. MyBrainz

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 30 Jan 2012

    Posts: 2,351

    Location: Stoke On Trent

    I remember having an XFX 4850 OC Edition from OCuK.. had to RMA it.. then just after the 12 months warranty ran out on the replacement it started playing up with crashing.

    OCuK tested the first one as soon as i walked in the door with it and said it was faulty. When the replacement became faulty i bought a 4890 and sent the 4850 to a mate in Alabama :) It runs fine for him as long as he does what i told him.

    Underclock the factory overclock to stock :p
     
  11. nitram100

    Mobster

    Joined: 7 Aug 2009

    Posts: 4,732

    Location: London

    Looks like a bourbon biscuit and I love bourbon biscuits.
     
  12. Gregster

    Caporegime

    Joined: 24 Sep 2008

    Posts: 38,292

    Location: Essex innit!

    And hopefully will last longer than a pack of Bourbons :D
     
  13. Zenduri

    Soldato

    Joined: 17 Mar 2009

    Posts: 5,415

    Location: Nottingham

    Enough of the shameless sales man promotion Gibbo, no-ones arguing about about which one to buy, more about the nice change in design around the cooler. :p
     
  14. humbug

    Caporegime

    Joined: 17 Mar 2012

    Posts: 39,023

    Agreed, i have the 750w, they are a Sea-Sonic in an XFX frock, see here

    I have had it for years, its the best PSU i have ever had and worked with, i find them even more stable than corsair's "Enthusiast Series" no matter how much you make them sweat the voltage regulation stays as solid as a rock, the 750 watt one will pump out 900 watts if needed and not even blink at that.

    Their GPU's though, are junk, at least the 7K series was, it remains to be seem if these are any better, for all we know they could be pretty good, a new GPU, a fresh start, give em a chance i say :)
     
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  15. se_vietboi

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 2 Apr 2011

    Posts: 1,177

    Here's hoping other manufacturers have similar looking coolers. Looks sleek indeed!
     
  16. Chong Warrior

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 12,050

    Location: Manchester

    I've had poor experiences with XFX in the past, I would never buy one of their cards again.
     
  17. ouzodan

    Gangster

    Joined: 2 Aug 2008

    Posts: 120

    I cant speak for anyone else but ive had a pair of xfx hd6850's since release day & they have been absolutely fine, I suppose they can get a bit noisy on full load but I can live with that.

    They are clocked to a modest 850mhz but I leave memory at stock, the cards really dont like having the memory changed though, bad things happen when I change the memory.

    In all honesty if OC have anymore of those Asus 7970's in a couple of weeks I'll get one, after just watching a video of it on youtube im kind of sold on it.
     
  18. Freddie1980

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 25 Sep 2009

    Posts: 7,698

    Location: Billericay, UK

    When do you expect the Radeon cards to arrive? I was also wondering if you speak to buyers from other etailers about the issues you have had with xfx if so do they share a similar sentiment?
     
  19. Gibbo

    Commissario

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 35,148

    Location: OcUK HQ

    Unknown, but a lot of competitors sell every brand so obviously not too concerned about failure rate they just want to shift as much as possible. :)
     
  20. imginy

    Mobster

    Joined: 13 Aug 2012

    Posts: 4,277

    The main problem with returning to the retailer is the psu has a "5 year warranty" but most retailers don't want to handle your warranty after the first year.

    So after the first year you have to go direct to xfx and deal with their "5 star Support" but when you contact support all you get is 2 guys named Tony G and Shaun T trying to mug you off with a 30% discount instead of a replacement.