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1GB XFX Radeon HD 7770 DD Black Edition Super OC - £100.97 Delivered @ Scan
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1GB XFX Radeon HD 7770 DD Black Edition Super OC - £100.97 Delivered @ Scan

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1GB XFX Radeon HD 7770 DD Black Edition Super OC - £100.97 Delivered @ Scan
Posted 23rd Aug 2012

This deal is expired. Here are some options that might interest you:

There's a 6850 deal on at the moment that's got pretty hot. For about £8 - £13 more you can grab this beauty which will just about beat it in most benchmarks although admittedly there's not much between them

The chief advantage of going for the 7XXX series over the 6XXX is that these cards consume a fair bit less electricity. You'll make back the tenner over the life of the card! There are some other bits and bobs like DX11.1 support but in truth nothing else to split them.

This particular model is the most heavily overclocked edition available by the looks of it for a fiver more than the very cheapest 7770. It gives you a 15% boost on memory & core clocks. There's room to push it even more if you're up for that sort of thing.

The XFX range of these cards is fairly confusing but this is the very top part which also gives you their "Double Dissipation Cooler". In short it takes up two slots but repays you with being ruddy quiet & cool.

There's no wrong choice here but personally I'd rather have this card.
Good review:
fudzilla.com/hom…wed

In terms of SCAN delivery - mine still appears to be free and I know lots of others may have this. Next day appears to be only £4.16 now so I've factored this in. Under a ton otherwise.
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So Scan is back then?
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brookheather

So Scan is back then?



Did they go somewhere?
They've been banned for the past 10 months I believe.
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brookheather

They've been banned for the past 10 months I believe.



On what grounds were thet banned?
MrMicP

On what grounds were thet banned?



self promotion
Not got a clue I'm afraid. I'm just a punter wanting to upgrade his borrowed 8800GT!

Here's the 6850 that's a bit cheaper
hotukdeals.com/dea…776
Actually from what I've heard some people were devastated by no more free delivery so they made a fake account and starting posting deals which is how they got banned. They did nothing wrong I'm afraid.
Edited by moderator: "/" 23rd Aug 2012
Most of the Radeon range of cards where the second number is below 8 or 9 is just not worth your time imo,

for another £15-20 you can get a card that will smash this, but true this will save on power!

6-7 Mid rande
8-9 High
Edited by: "Mighty__Mag" 23rd Aug 2012
Don't buy xfx they have the highest fail rates and the worst customer services very bad combination.

They have no xfx warranty in the uk its only with the shop you bought it from.

Also 7770 is ok but overall very basic model so if you serius about gaming and want decent 1080p gaming I would go for 7850 or above.

If you are thinking about getting a graphics card I would read about there uk warranty as some companies like xfx have none in the uk.
forums.overclockers.co.uk/sho…329
Mighty__Mag

Most of the Radeon range of cards where the second number is below 8 or 9 … Most of the Radeon range of cards where the second number is below 8 or 9 is just not worth your time imo,for another £10 you can get a card that will smash this, but true this will save on power!6-7 Mid rande8-9 High




Good point on the naming conventions, but this is sort of obvious. Regarding your statement about paying another £10 and getting a card that will 'smash this' I am 99% sure this is inaccurate. If you can prove otherwise with real-world benchmarks and another comparable card please do so otherwise everyone will just assume you are trolling.

richardfield58

Don't buy xfx they have the highest fail rates and the worst customer … Don't buy xfx they have the highest fail rates and the worst customer services very bad combination. They have no xfx warranty in the uk its only with the shop you bought it from. Also 7770 is ok but overall very basic model so if you serius about gaming and want decent 1080p gaming I would go for 7850 or above.If you are thinking about getting a graphics card I would read about there uk warranty as some companies like xfx have none in the uk. http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18231329



Possibly why XFX are constantly reduced,
richardfield58

Don't buy xfx they have the highest fail rates and the worst customer … Don't buy xfx they have the highest fail rates and the worst customer services very bad combination. They have no xfx warranty in the uk its only with the shop you bought it from. Also 7770 is ok but overall very basic model so if you serius about gaming and want decent 1080p gaming I would go for 7850 or above.If you are thinking about getting a graphics card I would read about there uk warranty as some companies like xfx have none in the uk. http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18231329




A good point RE warranty - XFX don't offer one, the retailer do though - Standard 2 year warranty on this item with Scan. Worth being aware of though.
Mighty__Mag

Possibly why XFX are constantly reduced,



The retailer provide the warranty. It would make no sense for the retailer to sell an item which causes them to turn a loss due to it's failure rate. Scan are no mugs.

Does anybody have a link to failure rates of graphics cards (one within the past 3 years would be good).
Looking for a replacement for my XFX 4890. As the increasing model numbers don't always equal increased performance, i am total confused. Any help on advice on a sensible upgrade for around £100 would be appreciated.
krizw

Looking for a replacement for my XFX 4890. As the increasing model … Looking for a replacement for my XFX 4890. As the increasing model numbers don't always equal increased performance, i am total confused. Any help on advice on a sensible upgrade for around £100 would be appreciated.



First of all - what type of games do you play? Where are you feeling the pinch at the moment (are you having to lower settings in a particular title), and also how big is your monitor? Do you know any of the other specs on your machine?

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Id advise against buying any XFX products.

They are low quality and if you have problems you have to put up with an almost non existent customer support and has been previously stated you have no warranty with them, only with the shop you buy it from.

Spend the extra £'s and get something better.
dilzo

Actually from what I've heard some assholes were devastated by no more … Actually from what I've heard some assholes were devastated by no more free delivery so they made a fake account and starting posting deals which is how they got banned. They did nothing wrong I'm afraid.



They didn't even remove free delivery, in the end they increased the threshold for avforums to £60. Think the ban was after they were posting stuff on facebook with the description like "nice deal guys! make sure you spread it on hotukdeals!" on something.
Odd that this Card is gathering heat, I dont think its that great at all, No disrespect to the op, its just there are so many options with £100-£120 budget!

Suprised ?
krizw

Looking for a replacement for my XFX 4890. As the increasing model … Looking for a replacement for my XFX 4890. As the increasing model numbers don't always equal increased performance, i am total confused. Any help on advice on a sensible upgrade for around £100 would be appreciated.



Use sites such as hwcompare and passmark to compare GPUs.

For example this is how a 1GB 4890 compares with a 6850 >

hwcompare.com/593…50/

So I'd probably look at least a 6870 to replace your card. I wouldn't touch the card in this deal personally.


Edited by: "fishmaster" 23rd Aug 2012
xfx are crappy, cold
Had a 5770 1GB until yesterday (until I bought a 7950). 5770 is still a fantastic card and this is a fair bit better so it isn't bad - However... I'd say the 7750 is much better value than the 7770. Much better performance / watt and can be had for almost £20 less. 7750 could even be passively cooled so that could go in a casual gaming / home theatre PC

Anyway, for anyone looking to upgrade - I'd go to tomshardware.com/rev…tml . or anandtech.com/ben…/12 .
Both great sites.
6850 for £88 is better choice than this, but...the real question is: is Scan allowed here again?
Nerchio1

xfx are crappy, cold



weak trolling, I give you 0.5/10
richardfield58

If you are thinking about getting a graphics card I would read about … If you are thinking about getting a graphics card I would read about there uk warranty as some companies like xfx have none in the uk.



then why does it say UK RMA Base for XFX in that chart?

also *their
Theres nothing wrong with XFX cards ive had 2 and neither of them have failed one was a Nvidia 7950 and its still gong strong today and i now have a 6870 which ive had 2 years and have had no issues with at all and it overclocks like a monster, these people who moan about XFX have either not got one or they are just repeating other peoples opinions. What has warranty got to do with anything when Scan has a 2 year warranty if the card goes wrong they will send it off for you or replace it, you people need to get a life. Thats the thing people who have had faulty cards will shout way louder about the issues than the people who have the card and have had no issues, those people dont go about saying how good it is.

Anyway back to this card its not worth the money, this card gets battered by a 6850 that can be had for £85 and murdered by a 6870 for a few quid more.

Comparison 6850 beaten
hwcompare.com/119…70/

6870 murdered
hwcompare.com/119…70/

Cold
Edited by: "polly69" 23rd Aug 2012
richardfield58

--Also 7770 is ok but overall very basic model so if you serius about … --Also 7770 is ok but overall very basic model so if you serius about gaming and want decent 1080p gaming I would go for 7850 or above



i game fine using a 6850 1gb ..it depends on what games you play on how high you want the deatil cranked up ... and if im not mistaken a 7850 uses 2 molex .. a 6850 uses 1 .. which is why im still fine gaming on a tagan 550 w psu
Edited by: "TALON1973" 23rd Aug 2012
128-bit memory is very limiting. not great value, i'd rather get a 6870 for about the same
I had 2 xfx 6970s and never had a problem with them
not sure about the deal but great news for scan...

theres loads of deals on there
kunyk

then why does it say UK RMA Base for XFX in that chart?also *their



There uk rma base is a joke it doesn't take graphics card read it for your self on the uk website.
xfxforce.com/en-…spx

I bought an xfx card a little while back because I was under the impression they gave lifetime warranty then when it broke after 4 weeks I found out the hard way that they have no uk warranty. £75 wasted.

The seller wasn't interested in returns they told me to contact xfx and xfx told me there was no uk warranty and the best they could do is offer me a small discount on another card.

Don't do what I did and buy xfx, pay the extra £10 for a better brand with a better warranty.
forums.aria.co.uk/sho…are
I've had no issues with XFX, but it seems popular to bitch about them.
They should probably improve their UK warranty procedure though.
richardfield58

There uk rma base is a joke it doesn't take graphics card read it for … There uk rma base is a joke it doesn't take graphics card read it for your self on the uk website. http://xfxforce.com/en-gb/Help/Support/WarrantyInformation.aspxI bought an xfx card a little while back because I was under the impression they gave lifetime warranty then when it broke after 4 weeks I found out the hard way that they have no uk warranty. £75 wasted. The seller wasn't interested in returns they told me to contact xfx and xfx told me there was no uk warranty and the best they could do is offer me a small discount on another card. Don't do what I did and buy xfx, pay the extra £10 for a better brand with a better warranty.http://forums.aria.co.uk/showthread.php/46789-Graphics-Card-Warranty-s-Let-s-see-how-good-they-really-are



cool story brah.

if it broke within 4 weeks of purchase and merchant refused to take it back, I'd contact paypal or my card company and would get my money back no problem. so that's your fault.

also, it's still theIR, not theRE.
God there's some **** crap in this thread. Constructive criticism is cool. Mindless rubbish is not.

@Mighty__Mag - Cheers. At least you were constructive. Still though, you need to name card in that price range that can beat this. There simply are none as long as you factor in the ROI and life of ownership of this

@Anyone using hwcompare to backup their point. You are an idiot of the highest calibre. What you are doing is the equivalent of linking to a site that show's Mo Farrah's legs as being 2cm less than the opposition. Sheer stats mean nothing - you don't even know what a memory interface is so the fact that you think a 256bit one is twice as good is frankly no surprise. Sorry to be short but I'm sick of people like you.

@XFX being crappy, warranty being crappy etc. You're an idiot. The only warranty that matters is with SCAN. 2 Years is plently long enough but if you want lifetime, sure, pay more! As I say, there's no wrong answer except when you mindlessly discuss manufacturer warranty that you''ll never resort to.

@krizw I'd agree with fishmaster. Do you need DX11 for anything or to decrease your power bill? Your card is fine and you're looking at £150 to make a solid 150% performance increase.
kunyk

cool story brah.if it broke within 4 weeks of purchase and merchant … cool story brah.if it broke within 4 weeks of purchase and merchant refused to take it back, I'd contact paypal or my card company and would get my money back no problem. so that's your fault.also, it's still theIR, not theRE.



By the time I realised the seller and xfx were screwing me over it had passed 45 days so PayPal wouldn't help either.

You obviously already have your mind made up but just do your self a favour and go read up on how many people in the uk have been screwed over by xfx before you risk your money with them.
richardfield58

By the time I realised the seller and xfx were screwing me over it had … By the time I realised the seller and xfx were screwing me over it had passed 45 days so PayPal wouldn't help either.You obviously already have your mind made up but just do your self a favour and go read up on how many people in the uk have been screwed over by xfx before you risk your money with them.



who was the merchant? because by the sound of it, you bought it 2nd hand on eBay.

post screenshots of the email you sent to XFX and merchant and their replies.

I'm not saying XFX's CS can't be bad, I just don't believe your story atm.
richardfield58

By the time I realised the seller and xfx were screwing me over it had … By the time I realised the seller and xfx were screwing me over it had passed 45 days so PayPal wouldn't help either.You obviously already have your mind made up but just do your self a favour and go read up on how many people in the uk have been screwed over by xfx before you risk your money with them.



Put your money where your mouth is, where did you buy the card from, my bet is it was off eBay and you got robbed and your on here bitching about XFX when in truth you bought some rubbish. The seller should of dealt with it, its nothing to do with XFX most companies who make any PC components or anything else that has over a 12 month warranty say that its 12 months with the retailer then its covered by them the manufacturer. The fact your saying 45 days where gone so Paypal wouldn't do anything means nothing you are still covered by UK law if you bought a new item and you should be able to get it sorted.

Scan support the XFX cards with a 2 year warranty, return to base so for those idiots XFX and there non existent UK Repairs doesn't make one bit off difference. Scan will take the card back test it if its gone wrong replace it for the exact card or a comparable replacement so what difference does it make where the Customer returns is. Its already been stated on here that many people including myself have had or have XFX cards and have never had any issues, if you look hard enough im sure you will find horror stories about any manufacturer. The best in my opinion is the person quoting a Aria forum, personally if you bought anything from them im not surprised it failed, i never buy anything from them since they stung me twice they have a bad rep and with good reason, i would go to overclockers everytime over them idiots. It still dont change the fact that people are heating up a card that gets well beaten by a card that can be had for £15 less, electricity bills have nothing to do with it, it would take years to earn the £15 back what you paid out and you would still have a slower card. Remember that this is a massively overclocked part and there wont be much headroom left in it for overclocking if any and remember that the 6850 will also overclock massively.
Hey buddy was not trying to shoot down your deal, I did state IMO.

As already pointed out the cheaper 6850 is better, or I'd go for the 6870
I did edit my post not long after I made it stating for around £15-20
You can get a better option, I'd say if you look in most places the 6870 is around £120
Or less delivered?

And it kills this card!

Not done a load of searching but it's listed below £121 & dabs have it (xfx) similar priced.

I saw the 6870 for £113 all in somewhere the other day, if I spot it again il post it up,

vmaxx.ie/sap…tml

lazashopping.com/sto…88/

pritamelectronics.com/rad…tml

Regards mm

Edited by: "Mighty__Mag" 24th Aug 2012

The seller wasn't interested in returns they told me to contact xfx and … The seller wasn't interested in returns they told me to contact xfx and xfx told me there was no uk warranty and the best they could do is offer me a small discount on another card.



If that is true you were stitched up and should not have accepted it!.
any new item has to have a warranty if sold in the uk, and even if that had run out, you still have the SOG act to back you up - SOG demands it is the retailer you deal with.

Not convinved the card is a great deal but wont vote either way, its not cold, but its not hot either imo.
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HD 6870 for the win every time. I have the Powercolor version and it totally rocks in every game I play. If it ever starts to give slower frame rates in a newer game, I have a second slot waiting to Crossfire a second one to it, and it'll be another 6870. Available for around £110 if you search hard enough.
I think the 6870s are for sure a good option if you can stump up the extra £25 or so. Cheapest realistic price off a well known vendor looks to be £119 + P&P - so very close. They don't destroy this card though but they do give you a extra chunk of performance that justifies the extra you pay.

Basically if you have £95 to spend you won't feel shortchanged buying this. If you have £120 to spend, you would be better off with the 6870.
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