XFX discontinues Double Lifetime Warranty for Radeon HD 7000 series

Posted on Wednesday, Jan 25 2012 @ 22:04 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
HardwareCanucks reports XFX is no longer offering Double Lifetime Warranty (aka warranty on second hand cards) on the Radeon HD 7900 series.
According to XFX, their Double Lifetime warranty just wasn’t sustainable and decided against offering it on HD 7900-series cards. From a business standpoint, we tend to agree with a move away from money loosing propositions but we can’t recall any public notification of this shift so consumers were in the dark. Buyer beware we guess.

So what do buyers of XFX HD 7900 cards get? That’s a bit complicated so bear with us while we explain this:

- Cards with Double Dissipation (Double D) or whose product number ends in “R”: Lifetime warranty if registered within 30 days.
- All other cards (ex: HD 7970 Core Edition; FX797ATNFC): 2 Year Warranty
Additionally, the site also points out that there are now "Warranty void if removed" stickers on the heatsink screws of the Radeon HD 7970, an indication that the company is getting less friendly towards modders.

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