6970 failing and MSI wants to...
give me $205 to replace it.
I started having issues with my MSI 6970 recently; blue artifacting and horizontal lines...seems to be a problem with MSI's cards according to their website. Thank god my XFX 6970 works good. MSI approved my RMA pretty damn quick too! So I sent it to them overnight and its been nearly two weeks. I received a reply last night:
We apologize for any inconvenience, but we are currently out of stock of suitable or comparable replacements for your unit(s). In this case we will need to provide you with a refund based on the market value of $205.8 Will you accept this refund?
Fuck me $205 won't come close to buying a replacement 6970. Unless I find someone selling a used one.
I called the guy up and of course he didn't answer his phone. I left him a voice mail requesting that they up the refund value as I can't buy a 6970 replacement for under $345 or to consider giving me a 7 series card even if it is not quite comparable or as powerful as a 6970. I'm willing to work with them on this but I don't know if 205 is really fair.
With tax and shipping I'd have to add another $170 to buy another 6970 which at this point and time might not be worth it. I might be better selling my XFX 6970 and putting all the money towards a 7 series card or nVidia card.
One thing is for sure though; I don't think I'd buy MSI again.
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