how long do you plan on keeping this card?
longer than 2 years? longer than 3 years? or as long as possible(like 5 years)?
XFX revised their warranty policy for radeon's 7000 series in North America.
How long does this limited warranty last?
The limited hardware warranty for Graphics Cards lasts for a time period of two years.
Which products are eligible for a limited lifetime hardware warranty?
The following Graphics Cards are eligible for an extension of the standard two-year limited hardware warranty:
1. XFX Radeon HD 7000 Series Dual Fan (Double Dissipation Edition) Graphics Cards with Ghost Technology; a floating cover design that maximizes airflow by creating exceptional venting throughout the card.
2. XFX Radeon HD 7000 Series Graphics Cards with 10-digit model numbers ending in “R” (example: “FX-797A-TDFR”)
So, if you plan on keeping this card for longer than 2 years, but less than 3 years, I'd consider brands such as Asus, Gigabyte and Diamond.
Asus - 3 years
Gigabyte - 3 years
above is serial based, no registration required. warranty is valid regardless of where you bought it second hand or retail.
below is registration based. warranty is only valid for original owner.
Diamond - 2 years, extended to 5 years upon registration
XFX none black edition -2 years.
XFX black edition - 2 years, extended to lifetime upon registration.
please note - XFX no longer provide double lifetime warranty for the Radeon 7000 series regardless black edition or not.