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FiXT April 22, 2010 01:31 PM

XFX Security Breach Results in Loss of Limited Edition Video Card
XFX recently announced their ATI Radeon HD 5970 4GB Black Edition would be a limited edition 1,000 piece release. It now appears there will only be 999 units because one has been stolen!

A company notice was sent out this morning:

Dear XFX Customers,

In light of recent events, we have come to suspect that one of our 5970 Black Edition Limited cards may have been compromised. In our current inventory check of this limited run of 1,000 individually serialized pieces, #68 has been unaccounted for. Due to evidence of a security breach in our facility, we believe it to have been illegally obtained as the product has yet been released per the embargo date. Please be aware that the person responsible will be subject to persecution by law. If any news can be provided to lead us to the apprehension of the suspect, or you can provide us with any information, please report it to security.xfxforce.com. Please do not attempt to buy, trade, or barter for this unit. We thank you for your cooperation and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


I did a little bit of digging myself and managed to come up with this Youtube Video that could give some clues to the missing card!

YouTube - XFX Secret Weapon: What is 5970? (part one)

Anyone else manage to dig up anything else on the perp?

Sagath April 22, 2010 01:46 PM


Humorous youtube video. Dunno how viral it'll get. It was 'cute' I guess...

encorp April 22, 2010 02:06 PM

lame ;p

r0bc April 22, 2010 02:15 PM


Originally Posted by encorp (Post 367455)
lame ;p

The card is on ebay

MAC April 22, 2010 02:50 PM

Ahh...so that's what the girls were doing in Cali last week, pretty cool video.

headsh0t April 22, 2010 02:51 PM


Originally Posted by r0bc (Post 367461)
The card is on ebay

I don't see it anywhere on ebay...

r0bc April 22, 2010 06:17 PM

XFX HD 5970 Black Edition LIMITED - REAL - eBay (item 120559794004 end time May-01-10 01:00:00 PDT)

encorp April 22, 2010 06:28 PM

This is sooo lame.

XFX used to be one of my favs; I started to really dislike them about the time they stopped making anything remotely legit of a mobo. Then their website went to shit. Now this.

It seems to be, instead of being a good brand and carrying over their clout to ATI; they just lowered themselves to the likes of Sapphire and all them. haha

TheWanderer April 22, 2010 06:31 PM

Who will want to sell this card? Especially since it's a limited edition and can probably be identified by that #68 mark.:doh:

r0bc April 22, 2010 06:41 PM


Originally Posted by encorp (Post 367577)
This is sooo lame.

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