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hello,
you all can see that i own a sapphire 6870 and i am pretty happy with it......
But friends just wanna know from y'll that is sapphire a reliable brand in terms of service and its product built quality........

Also want to know that if you ain't gonna going with sapphire ...then which you would choose over sapphire..... ??

Help me by answering this ....so as to clear all my confusions !????

And thanxx in advance thumb.gif....
Edited by henryy5ghz - 3/16/12 at 7:06pm
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post #2 of 43
Sapphire is a top tier AMD brand.
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post #3 of 43
I would personally prefer Asus or MSI. But I have a Sapphire card, and no regrets here except for the stupid zero core issues I keep having. But that has nothing to do with the card itself though.
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post #4 of 43
I've owned a couple of Saphhire branded cards from my 5770 and 4890 with vapor-x cooling. Both never had any issues and lasted me years. I sold both cards to friends and both are still running strong.

Here in Asia it's one of the very reliable brands out there at par with Asus. I know in North America it's a little known brand but the customer service is pretty good. How do I know, a friend of mine actually needed help with one of his 6950 2gb cards and the store he bought it from, replaced it outright since they said that Sapphire covers them.

I'm looking at purchasing the 7950 OC edition from them since it got awesome reviews plus the experience I've had with the quality of their products really left a good mark.

Here's a link to a review:

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1862/15/

In the review it beat out XFX's cooling solution (it's dead silent at 100% plus even if you leave it at auto settings the cooler can handle it) as well as having the ability to switch to two different BIOS settings.

Hope this helps!

EDIT: On a side note, they did pioneer the vapor-x cooling or the wick style cooling which the other companies have followed as well.
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post #5 of 43
I have had 3 sapphire cards 2 were doa but the third has been just fime.
I prefer Msi all in all. Also like gigagytes SOC cards.
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post #6 of 43
Personally I buy nothing but Sapphire Brand Video Cards for my personal builds. ASUS makes great Motherboards but the Two ASUS that I tried to buy in the past for other builds had to be RMA'd. Also I have had problems with MSI Motherboards so and I had a person that wanted one of the Last 5770's at the EGG... The MSI Unit... and it had a flicker and I RMA'd it for a Sapphire. I have owned 4870X2 Sapphire. Two 3870 Sapphires. Two 5770 Sapphires and they all still work to this day.
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post #7 of 43
Had a very good experience with Sapphire.
Both my 6850s from them have overclocked above avarage.
And my old 5830 from them is still going strong at 1ghz core.

MSI on the other hand were useless.
Got a 4850 that was DOA, So warrantied it, took a month and a bit and they sent me the same card with out fixing it. So I had to send it back again.
They finally sent me a new one (different serial number) but charged me $35 shipping because they said nothing was wrong with it.
post #8 of 43
Loving my two Sapphire 6850s. Great, quiet coolers on them too.

I'd only switch brand to a company that can provide better/quiet cooling... it's hard to beat Sapphire on this, Asus are quite good at GPU cooling though. Arctic make some nice graphics card coolers too.
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post #9 of 43
Sapphire makes great cards,I've owned 4 Sapphire GPU's
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post #10 of 43
I prefer Sapphire as No. 1 Brand for ATI Cards..
Edited by Ankit07 - 3/17/12 at 8:56am
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