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That's it, never buying AMD again

#1Tic TacPosted 8/4/2014 7:16:26 PM
My historical experience with AMD products is now as follows:

2009: Bought a 4870. Hot, loud, constant driver problems, died in early 2013.
2013: Bought a 7850. Not so hot, still loud, frequent driver problems, sold.
2014: Bought a 280X. Hot, loud and is now artifacting heavily after three weeks of ownership.

I know I'm a moron for buying their crappy cards not once, not twice, but thrice... but in my defence, they were way cheaper than green team and I'm an optimist. However, this is the final straw. Currently praying that I'll be able to get a full refund for the 280X (an Asus DirectCU II TOP model) so that I'll be able to get a 770 instead.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ux3DKxxFoM#t=46
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#2Delta_F14Posted 8/4/2014 7:19:37 PM
AMD=FINISHED!!!

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#3fire2boxPosted 8/4/2014 7:19:50 PM
i got a XFX 7870, its not bad. Driver support has been almost or just as good as when I had a 8800GT.
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#4jedinatPosted 8/4/2014 7:24:03 PM
9600 Pro. Fine
HD 4850. Fine
HD 6870. Fine
#5thatfool12GsPosted 8/4/2014 7:24:11 PM
My Nvidia just got RMA'd fwiw.
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#6Pepys MonsterPosted 8/4/2014 7:24:41 PM
I bought a 4870 in 2008 and it died in 2010. I was pissed. Coincidentally, I also had a 7850. But it never gave me any problems whatsoever. I didn't think it was loud.
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#7khawajazain2004Posted 8/4/2014 7:26:37 PM
Damn dude, thats a ton of badluck, i've NEVER had any experiences like this
#8Kad-ManPosted 8/4/2014 7:27:28 PM
I got a 4870 still running 24/7 in a comp next to me and its been in it sense the day the 4870 came out. Everyone will have a diffrent experiance with gpus you either get a good one or you get shafted amd/nvidia doesnt mean jack.
#9seryou101Posted 8/4/2014 7:28:06 PM
I've owned two 7770s, one 7870, and a 7950 which I still have tucked away in the closet. They all worked just fine for me. Bad luck is bad luck, nothing more.
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#10reincarnator07Posted 8/4/2014 7:31:17 PM
X300. Fine
X1800. Fine
8800GTS. Died in ~3 years
HD4870. Fine
HD7870. Fine

Either you buy from bad OEMs or you have poor luck. Nvidia and AMD both have their bad cards and driver problems.
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