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Gigabyte 1 1.69%
Gainward 0 0%
Club3D 0 0%
Zotac 0 0%
Asus 4 6.78%
Evga 27 45.76%
BFG 6 10.17%
XFX 21 35.59%
MSI 0 0%
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Old April 5, 2008, 08:34 AM
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Question Reputation of Gfx brands ?

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As Im strongly considering upgrading to a 9800GTX, I came to wonder, which brand to choose. Most of them cost nearly the same, and so far I have only seen the reference design, so is there a brand to prefer, based on other things than the price. I am currently using a Inno3D 8800GTS (320Mb), which I bought because it was cheapest, at the time. It has never caused me any troubles, and even came with a game. But, I would like to get your opinions/experiences of the different brands, for exampel in terms of quality, stability, design, performance, warranty and service (maybe in case of RMA) ? Please share your experience, and let me now, what brand YOU prefer, and why. Also, give your vote in the poll above.


Ps. experiences/opinions are offcourse NOT limited, to the brands listed in the poll.

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I'm slowly leaning towards HIS based on their non-reference cooling designs, but if software is top of your wishlist, ASUS seems to have the upper hand there.
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XFX for the dbl lifetime warranty.
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I'm slowly leaning towards HIS based on their non-reference cooling designs, but if software is top of your wishlist, ASUS seems to have the upper hand there.
Psst, he is talking NVIDIA
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I'm going EVGA. Good prices, amazing customer service, Step-Up and lifetime warranty. What more is there to ask?
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I'm going EVGA. Good prices, amazing customer service, Step-Up and lifetime warranty. What more is there to ask?
That would have been my first choice SKY but since the whole having Canadian customers pay for RMA debacle they lost me as a customer.
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I go with Price, package and reputation.

My most recent buy was a BFG 8800GTS 512. It was the local price of $260.00 that sold me... Nothing else.
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All the different vendors are pretty much the same since 99% of them use the reference design, so what it really comes down to is the software and accesories you get with the card, the warranty, and the sticker on the cooler's shroud.

Personnaly I prefer eVGA (Good customer service & Step-Up program ) or XFX (double life-time warranty and badass black PCB on most cards ).


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That would have been my first choice SKY but since the whole having Canadian customers pay for RMA debacle they lost me as a customer.
I recently RMA'd my 8800GTS and I didn't have to pay a single dime.
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I took a look at my local computer stores inventory of Radeon 5850s and of the 6 brands they offer, only the powercolour was still in stock. Some 5850s were even more money then the powercolour, yet those sold first... What does that say.
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Preferred = eVGA. Since they don't do ATI I settled for XFX.
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