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That's it, never buying AMD again

#11JockoPosted 8/4/2014 7:08:02 PM
Geforce 2 - Fine
Geforce 6800 XT - Fine
HD 4870 - Fine
HD 7870 Ghz Edition - Artifacted. RMA'ed and got an HD 7950 as a replacement.
HD 7950 - Fine
Got another HD 7950 and ran in crossfire - Fine

Other computers:
Geforce 610 - Fine
Geforce 8300 - Fine
HD 5450 - Fine
HD 6670 - Fine
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#12Clutch_TheoryPosted 8/4/2014 7:11:13 PM(edited)
Have had cards from both crap out on me. At this point it just comes down to board partners and with Nvidia I can always go to EVGA whereas some of the AMD ones have tried to give me the run around.
#13Garage_ManPosted 8/4/2014 7:13:35 PM
2600HD PRO - Worked fine
6850 - Worked fine
7970GHZ edition - Worked fine
290x - Worked fine

All my AMD cards just work. My 780 had issues as well as my anchient geforce 5200.

Luck of the draw is all it is.
#14mccue166Posted 8/4/2014 7:28:09 PM
My 5770 died within a year, I had a 460 that I kept until I upgraded to a 7970 that worked until I upgraded to a 780 a couple of months ago. The 5770 died from overvolting it too much. Other than that I haven't had a problem with either side. Heard too many horror stories about 290Xs throttling because they got too hot so I went green team this time around. Plus Gamestream is awesome.
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#15Knighted DragonPosted 8/4/2014 7:34:52 PM
Agree with all the people who never had a problem with AMD / ATI. I've been using them for about ten years and never had a problem. My last GPU related problem was Nvidia though
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#16HighOnPhazonPosted 8/4/2014 7:35:50 PM
Truthfully, I have never had a problem with any AMD card I ever owned. I think I've owned about 4 throughout the years.
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#17Cool_Dude667Posted 8/4/2014 8:11:00 PM
Why did you keep buying after your first card died after only a few years? huge red flag right there IMO
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#18Dukaduka1k82Posted 8/4/2014 8:17:49 PM
What brand of AMD cards have you bought? Did you try to go super cheap and get the low end brand AMD cards? Reference - Non-reference cards?
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#19Tic Tac(Topic Creator)Posted 8/5/2014 12:17:36 AM
reincarnator07 posted...
Either you buy from bad OEMs or you have poor luck. Nvidia and AMD both have their bad cards and driver problems.

Dukaduka1k82 posted...
What brand of AMD cards have you bought? Did you try to go super cheap and get the low end brand AMD cards? Reference - Non-reference cards?

The 4870 was a reference design from XFX. The 7850 was a non-reference model from VTX3D, and ironically the best card of the three (not that that's saying much), despite being from the "worst" brand. Lastly, as I said, the 280X was a DirectCU II model from Asus, which is supposed to be one of the best coolers around. And hey, it's not like the card is artifacting because it's overheating, so a big clap for that. It's just that cool broken garbage is still broken garbage.
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#20KhelThuzadPosted 8/5/2014 2:13:11 AM
jedinat posted...
9600 Pro. Fine
HD 4850. Fine
HD 6870. Fine


Holy cow. I have the same cards except for the 9600pro. My HD4850 is collecting dust, but still does the job if required. His bigger brother, HD6870 is working like a charm.

To TC: have you check whether the cards have been accumulating a lot of dust? Dust may explain the overheat issues as well as the loud fan noise.
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