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i am used to nvidia based cards, so not familiar with visiontek, diamond or sapphire, anyone better than the other or just get a card, i am looking at 4850's
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post #2 of 10
Good question. Is a reference design something to be considered as with nVidia GPUs and MBs?
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visionTek is that only Ati bard the has lifetime warrenty get them
    
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Visiontek has the best Warranty, it has the Lifetime. HIS has the best coolers for theirs with the IceQ series. Sapphire is usually pretty good to deal with.
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For now, they are all based on the reference design so the only difference is the warranty (and HS stickers).
post #6 of 10
Visiontek has a lifetime warranty as stated, which is why I went with them.
Have heard bad things about sapphire warranty service, and don't have experience dealing with any of the others, so I couldn't tell you.
No real price between the three, get the one with the best warranty since they're all the freakin same card anyway.
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post #7 of 10
i like visiontek, good warranties. My first two cards ever were Diamond and they both work very well. I've had good luck w/ my gecube card. Overall, I'd say VisionTek is the best though.
post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by Penicilyn View Post
Visiontek has the best Warranty, it has the Lifetime. HIS has the best coolers for theirs with the IceQ series. Sapphire is usually pretty good to deal with.
Wow you really nailed it penicilyn!

Couldn't have said it any better myself.
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post #9 of 10
just curious how is diamond in regards to warranty service or customer service in general
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thank everybody i'll rep you guys in a bit
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