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Originally Posted by andrew149;12076682 
ive owned 8 of them and one sapphire no issue's

So your saying out of 8 of them, they never performed upto spec is it?
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What I think you should do is search up what service's different manufactor's offer, like warrenty and support etc thumb.gif and go from there I think, All manufator's build there card's upto spec and quality as well smile.gif
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post #23 of 80
Asus by far, 3 year warranty no nonsense RMA department, only need the serial number to RMA. With sapphire you have to pay to RMA ontop of shipping. XFX has been on the decline of customer service lately with all the claims around here.

My Asus 4850 was a solid card, no issues what so ever, still have it as a back up.
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Originally Posted by XAslanX;12076726 
Asus by far, 3 year warranty no nonsense RMA department, only need the serial number to RMA. With sapphire you have to pay to RMA ontop of shipping. XFX has been on the decline of customer service lately with all the claims around here.

My Asus 4850 was a solid card, no issues what so ever, still have it as a back up.

Strange because XFX has been the best customer supprot for me...

I ask them for the origanel BIOS for my card, and they gave me the link to download the BIOS for my card with the correct serial number and everything and I told them that mine was corrupted
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post #25 of 80
Asus has subtle designs (which I like) and also seem to OC better but maybe it's just me. They also tend to have the highest resale value because of the "unlocked voltages" they include in their cards along with their warranty based on serial.

Sapphire is the top distributors for AMD much like how EVGA is for Nvidia so you can't really go wrong with them. I however, do not like how they handle RMAs but it's not a big headache, so I can't knock off points for that. I do hate some most of their designs on their cards but their vapor/toxic line is SEXY.

They are pretty much the same in my eyes. They both offer excellent warranties (which is important) and seem to have the lowest % of DOA or defects so in terms of quality, Asus and Sapphire are top dogs for RADEON. and if I were you I would pick the one that is cheapest.

I cannot personally comment on XFX because I have never bothered to buy from them.
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You won't find anything out there better than Sapphire when it comes to cost and performance.boxing3.gif They overclock like beasts and will eat anything you feed them for breakfast, lunch or dinner.boxing3.gif
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post #27 of 80
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Originally Posted by XAslanX;12076726 
Asus by far, 3 year warranty no nonsense RMA department, only need the serial number to RMA. With sapphire you have to pay to RMA ontop of shipping. XFX has been on the decline of customer service lately with all the claims around here.

My Asus 4850 was a solid card, no issues what so ever, still have it as a back up.
Listen to Aslan, he knows what he's talking about.
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Originally Posted by Atomfix;12076743 
Strange because XFX has been the best customer supprot for me...

I ask them for the origanel BIOS for my card, and they gave me the link to download the BIOS for my card with the correct serial number and everything and I told them that mine was corrupted
Ignore this chap, he's a fanboy and clearly has never owned a card of a different brand to compare.
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Originally Posted by TPE-331;12076803 
You won't find anything out there better than Sapphire when it comes to cost and performance.boxing3.gif They overclock like beasts and will eat anything you feed them for breakfast, lunch or dinner.boxing3.gif

Sapphire are excellent other than the fact as stated above by Aslan, that you have to pay shipping for RMA (Provided the shop won't do it for you). In terms of sole performance I'd highly recommend a VaporX edition Sapphire card, the cooling is fantastic as well as the looks and performance.

Hope that helps.
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post #28 of 80
sapphire or asus, which ever is cheaper at the time of purchase. i always go with sapphire but i've had good luck with asus here and there. xfx quality has gone down hill this last year imo. their non reference designs are poor quality.
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post #29 of 80
Sapphire has always been top quality-wise for ATi cards. Asus is also a good brand I would consider. XFX? Not so much, maybe since lifetime warranty and support sucks in my country. I say go whichever is cheaper between Sapphire and Asus.
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post #30 of 80
All three are solid. I happen to prefer the ASUS design style, then Sapphires, and consider XFX's look a distant third. I've never seen much or any performance difference between the three. ASUS seems to resell nicely, however.
    
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