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I'm looking to buy a HD7950 in the next couple of months or so, and was just wondering if anyone knew which is probably the best brand?

I usually get either ASUS or Gigabyte products, but I've noticed that Sapphire and HIS brand cards are quite a bit cheaper, and was just wondering, should I stick with an ASUS branded card (Like my current 6950 is) or go for a Sapphire or HIS and save myself $50-70?
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In my experience, they're all about the same really. The only time it would be worth the extra money is if they have a non-reference cooler (i.e. Windforce 3 or DCII). After all, they use the same GPUs thumb.gif
     
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gpu =/= card
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Originally Posted by TheJesus View Post

In my experience, they're all about the same really. The only time it would be worth the extra money is if they have a non-reference cooler (i.e. Windforce 3 or DCII). After all, they use the same GPUs thumb.gif


^ That.
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