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  • 10% (11)
    ASUS
  • 1% (2)
    DIAMOND
  • 11% (12)
    GIGABYTE
  • 4% (5)
    HIS
  • 16% (17)
    MSI
  • 6% (7)
    POWERCOLOR
  • 40% (42)
    SAPPHIRE
  • 7% (8)
    XFX
  • 0% (1)
    CLUB 3D
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post #11 of 27
I wanted to pick both MSI and Gigabyte. But since I couldn't I just went with Gigabyte.

Both are very equally good brands though.
post #12 of 27
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Originally Posted by Zero4549 View Post

EDIT: since EVGA was mentioned - their CS is top notch, and their cards won't explode, but they also really don't offer anything interesting and are incredibly overpriced.

They aren't overpriced compared to other Nvidia cards, at all. Also I would call the Classified interesting, and ACX is a very good cooler.

Sorry if I went a bit off topic there.

Non-ref 290s are coming - so far the GB WF and the Sapphire Tri-X are out (sort of).
post #13 of 27
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Originally Posted by DrClaw View Post

Hmm i might pickup either msi or gigabyte then, maybe asus, dammit, i would buy sapphire but the warranty is so short, only one year.
Asus at least gives 3 years but XFX has a lifetime warranty. Could XFX be that bad i mean the warranty seems really good.
yea its for mining and some gaming but mostly mining. In all honesty i would wait for the non reference 290 but i was hoping it would release mid december...

Mainly for mining? Just go reference.

XFX CS really is "that bad". Good warranty on paper, but they'll refuse your RMA for any reason they can come up with.

Oh, the GPU doesn't work properly? Yeah no RMA. We only accept fully working GPUs for RMA. Oh, you have a GPU that works fine? Why do you want to RMA it then? You must be a scammer - refused.
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Originally Posted by WarpPrism View Post

They aren't overpriced compared to other Nvidia cards, at all. Also I would call the Classified interesting, and ACX is a very good cooler.

Sorry if I went a bit off topic there.

Non-ref 290s are coming - so far the GB WF and the Sapphire Tri-X are out (sort of).

EVGA reference cards frequently cost more than other manufacturers beefed up custom PCB + Cooler editions.

ACX is pretty much the same as any other non reference cooler these days. Nothing special.

Classified is crazy expensive and doesn't offer much that the reference cards don't, other than the option to buy a waterblock pre-attached for twice the cost of buying the card + block separately, and with no air cooler in case you want to sell it later.

They have great customer service, but their cards are not competitively priced or interesting, at least from my point of view.
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post #14 of 27
I had to send my brothers XFX DD 7950 BE back through rma, it "ran" for about five total minutes.
They accepted it and sent a new unit that has been working fine for a year.

Not always a completely bad experience.
    
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post #15 of 27
They need to be judged on a per SKU basis.

If you're talking about warranty though...

MSI/ASUS/Gigabyte = 3yr transferable but with a bunch of ASUS horror stories
Sapphire/Powercolor/Club3D/HIS 2 yr

XFX is odd, their HD7000 series had a limited lifetime warranty but now they have 2 year I believe.
post #16 of 27
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They need to be judged on a per SKU basis.

If you're talking about warranty though...

MSI/ASUS/Gigabyte = 3yr transferable but with a bunch of ASUS horror stories
Sapphire/Powercolor/Club3D/HIS 2 yr

XFX is odd, their HD7000 series had a limited lifetime warranty but now they have 2 year I believe.

i dont know if i can trust XFX now because of that, they seem to be a bit dodgy and asus horror stories are kinda true, i know if you buy em off newegg at least newegg has your back for the year.

Its a really tough call, im trying to find which gpu is the best built, might be the msi gaming 3g 280x or the asus 280x rog matrix.
i might consider the sapphire vapor x, especially since they are winning the vote! They seem to be doing really good, i wonder whose is better built, sapphire or the msi 280x Gaming 3g.
Still i think i outta stay away from asus then, im kind of saddened by that, unless i choose to buy it online, if the gpu runs fine for a year, i got 2 mumbly years to worry about with asus, after that i might stick a afermarket cooler on it if she lasts 4 years from date of purchase.

I tend to hold on to my hardware for quite some time. minimum 4 years. I like to wait things out, i have seen my older gpus continue to crumble in quality and i would just slap on custom coolers and stick it out with medium then low settings while crunching the resolutions down a bit, slowly but surely. heh.


i think its because i used to game on console so im not used to swapping out hardware every 3 years, i just think its crazy. tongue.gif
Edited by DrClaw - 1/6/14 at 12:43pm
post #17 of 27
I've never had to RMA a card so I cant speak for customer service but I can speak for the engineering of the GPUs
You can tell a lot about the culture and style of a company by looking at how it assembles a GPU board.

I used to consider ASUS a star but their recent product performance with the 290x (recycling a cooler designed for the 780Ti despite the die size difference) and the usage of subpar Elpidia memory shows me that this is a company that is losing its passion. I mean, these are little things but ASUS products already command a significant premium so attention to detail is expected.

MSI are superb if a bit inconsistent. When they do well, such as the GTX580 Lightning, the AMD 290X Lightning, MSI afterburner it is clearly above the rest but when they derp, they derp hard. Like the crappy VRMs on the GTX 570 Twin Frozr II. I've owned MSI and I can honestly say that their stuff is well built but lack a certain elegance in their design.

Gigabyte is another brand that seems to be on the downfall, they rose for a time, I believed they could truly top the competition but they lack innovation and meticulousness. The recent snafu with the botched Windforce 290 is indicative of this. The Windforce cooler hasn't really improved and they recycle it year after year, it was excellent for its time (2 slots but rivalling the silence and cooling capacity of the ASUS triple slot Direct CU monster) but the competition has finally surpassed it.

Sapphire is a new one for me, however, judging by the design, this is a company that prides on its engineering. While they may not utilize exquisitely premium parts like ASUS or MSI (on a good day), they do pay attention to detail and they execute simple designs well. Their 290 Tri X is simply well designed with honestly the only faults to be quality control (a few loose screws), but you cant fault the design or performance, plus their vapor chamber cooling technology was so good NVIDIA adopted it for the GTX 580.
post #18 of 27
Scratch XFX off the list completely. Like someone else said, that "lifetime warranty" is useless. They will not honor it.

Asus makes really good products, but they too will not honor a warranty in most cases. So if you get a dud, your probably screwed.

HIS make some terrific cooler designs that work amazingly well. Their customer support is average. Which isn't a bad thing.

Sapphire has it going on across the board. They honor their warranties as well. Pretty good company.
 
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Definitely not powercolor.
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post #20 of 27
A vote for Sapphire from me also. Their cards tend to achieve the highest clocks on stock a.w.a overclocked conditions, their cooling design and moreover their warranty and policy (They even cover overclocking under the warranty, provided that it doesn't exceed the limit set by their TriXx software which is high enough to achieve good OC)
    
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