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Its the 5870 card I got, but I never see any reviews on it. wanted to know how good they are?
 
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They're reference sellers. Warranty not as good as most tho.
 
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They're reference sellers. Warranty not as good as most tho.
I dont know anything about reference cards and what not is reference cards good?
 
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Stay far away from diamond, far far away.
 
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they have always had a high failure rate, cards plagued with problems and a terrible RMA system. they are generally the worst ATI AIB as far as I have seen since all the way back to the 2900 series.
 
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they have always had a high failure rate, cards plagued with problems and a terrible RMA system. they are generally the worst ATI AIB as far as I have seen since all the way back to the 2900 series.
well i hope that doesnt happen to mine its running great so far:ohwell:
 
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I had an HD4890 running from them that I overclocked like crazy for 6 months or so folding 24/7. I sold it to someone on these forums before I bought this card..still runs nice as far as I know!
 

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There was a thread about 3 weeks ago asking the same Q.

Diamond build great cards and Id gladly pick one or 2 up if they were available to me atm at a decent price.... great gpu, I've owner 3 of them and all clocked like mad and never failed me period... thats all :cool:
 
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Seriously aren't all the reference 5800 cards the exact same? I mean aren't they all made by the same manufacture no matter who puts their sticker on the cover?
 
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I use 2 Diamond 5850's that are excellent. Great clockers and run pretty cool. I never heard of this high failure rate with Diamond. Must of been a particular run. Generally though, they are usually simple reference designs with minimal packaging. One of my cards has no "D" sticker on the fan, just an ATi sticker.
 
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already bought a diamond 5870, why stay away?
Good for you and I betcha you have nothing but good luck using there gpu, the psb is nice and thick, just a well around good build and brand.... and don't take just one guys failer on a specific brand, Hell we all know even the best of the best still fail at times. :cool:
 

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Seriously aren't all the reference 5800 cards the exact same? Gezz I wouldn't be surprised if Foxconn built them all! Well I mean aren't they all made by the same manufacture no matter who puts their sticker on the cover?
The Foxconn company builds some great product's.... The guy i sold mo Foxconn mobo is actually the one taking me 965 c3 in the morning... He's been the 3rd owner and never any problems... He loves the board. I in the other hand hated the bios but ever still a great product :p
 
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Diamond is as good as any card labeled ATI :toast:
 
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I think Foxconn is the largest electronics manufacture in the world. They make mobos for Intel, Apple, X-Box 360, Sony PS3, Nintendo Wii.... the list goes on and on.

Basically I joke that when I'm not sure who makes something... Foxconn made it.
 

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I think Foxconn is the largest electronics manufacture in the world. They make mobos for Intel, Apple, X-Box 360, Sony PS3, Nintendo Wii.... the list goes on and on.

Basically I joke that when I'm not sure who makes something... Foxconn made it.
Nice :laugh:
I never thought of it that way lol :rockout:
 
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Diamond is an ATi veteran

I've used Diamond on and off for a decade. They used to manufacture all FireGLs and "Built by ATi" stuff. I think Sapphire has the "Built by" job now, but don't quote me on that. I've never had a problem with Diamond products, but I've heard many horror stories about their support regarding defective cards and MIRs. Overall a decent brand if you want reference spec, IMO.

Edit: I must add that I have a non-reference Diamond HD 3850 at the moment. It's my first non-reference Diamond and I bought it 2/08 and been beating it up since. Only issue I have with it is that it doesn't OC over 700 core with 100% stability. I honestly cba to voltmod this design. It's always done it's job.
 
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