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Old July 15, 2010, 11:23 AM
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Default 5850: Between Brands

Hello Forum

Right now I'm debating between the Sapphire Toxic 5850 and the XFX 5850-ZAFC. Which one is the better buy?

The Sapphire has the better cooling, but lacks in price at 329.99 on Newegg.

The XFX lacks in cooling, but is priced well at 294.99 on Newegg.

Which way should I go?

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Old July 15, 2010, 11:46 AM
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theres 2 people selling xfx's in here both with twin turbo hs's. no brainer.
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Old July 15, 2010, 11:47 AM
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I'd go Sapphire if you're willing to spend the extra cash.
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Old July 15, 2010, 12:09 PM
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Choice is between:

Lifetime warranty with XFX OR Better cooling + a little extra boost with Sapphire.
Honestly, I never owned a Sapphire card, but they are pretty popular and long term ATI vendor.
also it's nice to have a custom coolign solution...these are Vapor-X based HSF cards right?

The price difference for the Sapphire is justified.

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Old July 15, 2010, 05:08 PM
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Originally Posted by _dangtx_ View Post
theres 2 people selling xfx's in here both with twin turbo hs's. no brainer.
This. If you plan on overclocking just make sure you're getting a reference card.
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