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I'm refreshing a computer for someone who is ATI and it needs to have a low profile card, so the obvious choice was a Radeon HD 7750. Even though the R7 250 is clocked a lot higher than the 7750, it has 3/4 the shaders and 1/2 the ROP's so the 7750 is slightly more powerful.

I can't find the famous Sapphire card that everyone raves about ANYWHERE, but I did find a HD 7750 from Diamond (haven't heard their name in YEARS since back in the day of 3dfx and Voodoo cards. It's this card) that was $120 with a $20 rebate, so after tax and rebate it'll be $110. However, after looking around some more I found a HD 7750 made by a company I've never heard of before called HIS (this card) that would be $102.

The HIS card has 5 reviews, while I can't find any for the Diamond card. It also says it has an extra PWM phase and solid state choke, while the Diamond seems like a run-of-the-mill HD 7750 that uses some extra stupid cable for whatever reason and has a mini Displayport instead of HDMI.

Who would you go with, Diamond or HIS? I want the Sapphire card, but it doesn't look like that's going to happen.
Edited by Warrior1986 - 4/13/14 at 11:24pm
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HIS was established in the late of eighties or the early nineties i think.
My old HIS X1650XT were running for 6 years or so until the day i sold it.
Not very popular these days because of their blue PCBs and ugly coolers rolleyes.gif
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HIS was established in the late of eighties or the early nineties i think.
My old HIS X1650XT were running for 6 years or so until the day i sold it.
Not very popular these days because of their blue PCBs and ugly coolers rolleyes.gif

ugly coolers? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161443

oh you.

diamond actually has a less aesthetically pleasing lineup if you actually did your research. rolleyes.gif
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