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post #1 of 26
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Newegg sent me an email saying that the 4870 I order 2 days ago was sold out and they never actually shipped it. So, I need a new brand. Can someone with a lot of ATI experience list these companies from greatest to least.

Visiontek
Sapphire
Diamond
Powercolor
HIS
post #2 of 26
You hit the nail on the head, those (IMO) are the best.
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post #3 of 26
Well not being an ATI guy for a LONG LONG time Diamond and Sapphire are the only ones I recognize.

Also Visontek, but not as much.
post #4 of 26
Sapphire isn't all that great. Their support sucks, a lot.
 
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post #5 of 26
HIS has always treated me well. Their products have also been bulletproof in my experience.

Sapphire's products have also been very good, though I can't speak about their customer service (as I've never really needed it).

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Thanks guys +rep
post #7 of 26
You forgot Palit, Gainward, Asus, and Gigabyte
    
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post #8 of 26
I went for VisionTek for the lifetime warranty.
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Ive owned a powercolor and it was awesome, never had anyproblems with it.
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post #10 of 26
VisionTek has lifetime on their cards but my vote goes to Sapphire. (IMHO) By far the best ATI cards; I've had better luck getting higher clocks with these cards.
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