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Planning on ordering an HD2900XT to give it my own tests and then use it in my next build.

What is(are) the best brand(s) for ATI cards? HIS? Sapphire?
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Most people seem to be pretty happy with Sapphire. That's what i use and it's been great so far!
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HIS is the best in my opinion. I have had decent luck with Sapphire and have heard not so good things about Powercolor.
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Sapphire and Powercolor and HIS (because the improved hsf. But for now HIS uses ATI´s reference model so it dosent matter)
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post #5 of 15
Sapphire is one of the more popular ATi brands, so I guess they are good
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post #6 of 15
There was a topic similar to this one already:
http://www.overclock.net/ati/185240-...ml#post2090545

THe conclusion of most users was that Sapphire and HIS are the best. Ill quote my own:
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I own a,
9700Pro, which still works
X1950Pro, which still works

Both made by Sapphire. Sapphire is in my opinion the best brand with always the best price/quality value. A close second is HIS but their cards are always a lot more $ then the Sapphire ones.

P.S
I must say that my 9700Pro still works is a miracle, I have 3 friends which owned different brands, no Sapphire, and all the cards are dead now cause of mad artifacting.
Sapphire to me is the best and always much cheaper then HIS. I think HIS is good, but to expensive. Sapphire offers the same quality for less $. Here in the Netherlands Sapphire is always the cheapest pick and has the highest quality, which is awesome

When buying your card take a look at the pricing, get whichever one is cheaper
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post #7 of 15
Then again.... aren't the GPU and memory all basically manufactured by ATI/AMD contractors?
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post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by Yraen View Post
Planning on ordering an HD2900XT to give it my own tests and then use it in my next build.

What is(are) the best brand(s) for ATI cards? HIS? Sapphire?
Sapphire makes the cards that Ati sells under their own name. If Ati chooses them, I think you're safe doing the same
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post #9 of 15
Id recomend in this order, HIS, Sapphire, Connect3d, and the rest are kinda meh. Ive had an HIS and Sapphire branded X1900gt, and HIS seems to put a little extra into their cards like lower ns ram, thats just what ive seen.

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post #10 of 15
HIS, Sapphire and Powercolor...in that order.
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Very nice!
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