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Old December 11, 2007, 09:59 AM
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Very impressive card for it's listing price! Very strange cooler, although looks like it is quite effective. Results if you turn the fan down to 40% mayber? That should remain quite silent.
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Old December 11, 2007, 10:09 AM
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I happen to like the XFX modder-friendly warranty and it comes with TWO games from NCIX. All in all, I think that is your best choice for now since EVGA still doesn't semm to have answered the RMA issues from Canada.
Funny, they have this clause in their Warranty Policy on their website...

I understand people have had some issues, but apparently they are covering all the costs.

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* EVGA will cover all return shipping back to the customer for the RMA replacement with free ground shipping through UPS in the United States and free FedEX Ground shipping to Canadian Customers.*

*Shipping into Canada is sent through FedEX Ground as Standard shipping. All RMA replacements to Canada will state “Warranty Replacement” on the package to Canada to assist in avoiding any Brokerage Fee’s through Canadian customs. EVGA is NOT responsible for any fees charged by the Canadian government or brokers due to brokerage fees.
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Old December 11, 2007, 10:26 AM
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Joe from EVGA just recently cleared it up on ncix forum. They're also refunding the previous $45 charges.

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Everyone,

After reviewing our policy in detail, I did find an error in programming and have corrected this immediately.

“EVGA will offer free FedEX Ground shipping to Canada as we did in the US and start processing a refund to those customers that were charged an RMA shipping fee.”

As of December 7th 2007, EVGA has corrected its site to process RMA’s with FREE FedEX Ground Shipping* to Canada on RMA packages.

Thank you all for the feedback and please stay tuned for the refund details early next week.

Sorry for the confusion and inconvenience.

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http://forum.ncix.com/forums/topic.php?id=1497436 (Page 4)

Confirmation from a customer: http://forum.ncix.com/forums/topic.php?id=1503895


Back on topic: another nice review :)
nvidia really seems to milk the 8800 series...
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Old December 11, 2007, 10:44 AM
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Well, there you go. Good to know. In that case I will still choose XFX since their warranty covers the next owner of your card as well.
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Is the noise higher than the HD 3870 ? Because I ordered such one for Saturday but I really do care about noise and have AMD fixed the problem with crossfire where you couldnt overclock them while in Xfire? I really in split in my mind which I should get, one 8800gts or hd 3870 now and then go xfire later

Also I want to overclock nomatter what I do, but I will keep it quite, so what you do do :help:
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Old December 11, 2007, 04:06 PM
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The 8800GTS 512MB is much much much louder than the HD3870.

And yes, with the 7.11 drivers you can OC in Crossfire.

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Is the noise higher than the HD 3870 ? Because I ordered such one for Saturday but I really do care about noise and have AMD fixed the problem with crossfire where you couldnt overclock them while in Xfire? I really in split in my mind which I should get, one 8800gts or hd 3870 now and then go xfire later

Also I want to overclock nomatter what I do, but I will keep it quite, so what you do do :help:
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Old December 11, 2007, 06:31 PM
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SKY did you post the results of the 3870 Crossfire oc'ed?

I'd love to see how it compares to a GTX....I have a feeling that at some point, if ATI can get their high-end sorted, that Crossfire is my destiny, given my motherboard....
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Old December 11, 2007, 06:40 PM
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Please look in the HD3870 review. HIS Radeon HD3870 Review & Crossfire Performance Preview

Remember, that is BEFORE the revised BIOS for the HD3870 was released which has been able to up overclocking to 900Mhz. I have even seen some HD3870 cards being overclocked to OVER 1Ghz on the core when it is water cooled.
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Old December 11, 2007, 08:17 PM
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Please look in the HD3870 review. HIS Radeon HD3870 Review & Crossfire Performance Preview

Remember, that is BEFORE the revised BIOS for the HD3870 was released which has been able to up overclocking to 900Mhz. I have even seen some HD3870 cards being overclocked to OVER 1Ghz on the core when it is water cooled.
I read the review, and indeed it was sweet! But still doesn't outperform the GTX in Crossfire. Of course, as you said, you weren't able to overclock in Crossfire...that's what I'm wondering about.

I realize you probably have other hardware on the bench right now anyway...thanks for the reply!
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You guys should also make note of this card's unusual and untimely introduction. They've got no competitors in this upper end of the segment and it seems nVidia is competing with its own range of G80 GTX and G92 GT with it. Just doesn't make sense to me...
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