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post #11 of 21
I have had GPUs from both companies

Sapphire:
3450
4670
4850

XFX:
4770
5850 (my current card)

and I've never had a bad experience with my GPUs. My Sapphire 4850 would get stuck at 2D clocks, and I could never figure out why. Emailed Sapphire, got prompt responses that were mostly helpful but always courteous... emails didn't help me fix the issue, so they paid for my RMA, and gave me a new one. My XFX 4770 gave me artifacts. RMA'd. Second one gave me artifacts (causing me to suspect that they returned my original one to me ). RMA'd again. Now I have one that works perfectly.

All in all, both companies have been good to me.
 
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Sapphire.
    
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post #13 of 21
I've owned Sapphire Cards in the past and had excellent experiences with RMAing. My brother had some XFX cards in the past and had terrible experiences with RMAing.
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post #14 of 21
Both brands are good. I use some XFX cards & some Sapphires and all of them are good and still working.
Edited by HeadlessKnight - 10/8/11 at 4:30pm
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post #15 of 21
I have cards from both brands as well.

Sapphire
HD5870 Eyefinity Edition

XFX
2x HD5770
HD5670
HD6850

Never had any issues with either company or any of those cards.
post #16 of 21
XFX all the way,
its a very good brand,has better warranty than sapphire.
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post #17 of 21
I own 2 sapphire 5770s one ref one vapor X botth are great. One of my friends has an XFX 5850 and it is doing just fine. Another friend I helped with a build has an XFX 6850 and there are no problems there either. I'd say what looks better, is cheaper, or runs cooler is what you should choose.
    
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post #18 of 21
Ive used BFG Tech (Nvidia 7950GT OC) and my current card is an XFX Radeon 5750 (dual Slot) Love it. It was a brand new RMA card i got from someone on CL, for the price and card specs i couldn't pass it up @ $70.

Ive heard alot about all the different cards and their RMA/warranty issues, I guess it comes down to what you have had success with. This is my 2nd card within 6 months, the first one (BFG TECH) was my friends that i was borrowing. But i had no issues and the quality of the card was very nice also.
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i own 3 XFX cards and all is well.
1- GTS 250 thats almost 2yrs old and still running strong in a spare rig run by a friend of mine(Deus Ex, Duke Nukem etc..)
1- 4870 that is about 2 yrs old as well. Is in my girls rig that she uses for heavy photoshop editing and plays Sims.
1- 6870 that is in my sig rig
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post #20 of 21
Xfx ftw!!!
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