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post #41 of 83
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Originally Posted by Fr0sty View Post
just because you killed your saphire card and theyve died dont mean they are cheap ? because overclocking is known to be bad for hardware.. so dont blame ati nor saphire...
You don't overclock do you? Figures. I'm not saying that ATI cards are cheap, I'm saying sapphire cards aren't as good as the others. That's all.
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post #42 of 83
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You don't overclock do you? Figures. I'm not saying that ATI cards are cheap, I'm saying sapphire cards aren't as good as the others. That's all.
Sometimes people just have bad luck with certain brands. Sapphire cards have always been good to me, and I usually OC the crap out of my cards.
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post #43 of 83
I have two Sapphire cards. They don't even run probably after reverted to stock speed.
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post #44 of 83
I think it's pintles to say some cards like sapphire suck, just because one of all those hundreds failed. You just was on the wrong place at the wrong time, otherwise you got a good one lol.

But anyways, I had Nvidia cards and Sapphire card, never had problems with any of it.
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Too bad ATI can't get their act together with their Linux drivers.
Thats the easy part. Installing is a *****.
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post #46 of 83
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http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2147064,00.asp

Dont get carried away by the above please. It's on a review of a Falcon PC with Crossfired XT's that "blew the doors off benchmarks".

I'm inclined to say that the XT is tons better than mostly everything we've been hearing about it.

And here are some scores from PC Magainze.

http://www.pcmag.com/image_popup/0,1...=178344,00.asp

If you don't feel like clicking the link, all you need to know is the SLI'd GTXs got destroyed. And remember, this is under Vista.
Yea I swear that this is the only forum where people are badmouthing the 2900XT . Most every other forum people are OCing the snot out of them, running Crossfire.....then again there is a large younger population here.

Is it just me, or does EVERY SINGLE X2900XT based thread start some sort of argument/fanboy flame-war?
Can't we all just get along?
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post #47 of 83
Umm, the two best brands for ATI are HIS and Sapphire. The worst cards come from Diamond and ATI themselves.
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post #48 of 83
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Originally Posted by Mootsfox View Post
Umm, the two best brands for ATI are HIS and Sapphire. The worst cards come from Diamond and ATI themselves.
I've always thought this as well. I'd never bought an HIS, but I must say that the quality of the cards and packaging is quite exceptional, to say the least. I love my GFX setup.
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post #49 of 83
I always thought that 3dconnect, Diamond and Powercolor were the cut rate cards and that HIS ATI and Sapphire made the good ones.

(Shoot the current 1900XT(X) record on OCN is held by an ATI brand card)
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post #50 of 83
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Originally Posted by Ihatethedukes View Post
I always thought that 3dconnect, Diamond and Powercolor were the cut rate cards and that HIS ATI and Sapphire made the good ones.

(Shoot the current 1900XT(X) record on OCN is held by an ATI brand card)
Isn't the owner of that card using rather "extreme" cooling on it? It's possible that you got a good ATI card, just the few that I've seen have been not as good as the two Sapphires that I have owned.
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