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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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I have owned 4 Asus cards and they are my go to graphics card manufacturer. RMA's are easy and they have great support from their customer service.
    
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Well Id obviously choose a card with a non reference cooler and from the 6900-series, and I havent seen any XFX non reference cards that were worth it, heard a lot of claims about lower quality on those. But Asus' DirectCU cards perform really well, theres both a 6950 and 6970 DirectCU. Dont see any Toxic or Vapor-X 6900-series on Sapphires site.

In conclusion, I choose Asus, becasuse of their DirectCU cards great performance.
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Just curious, why no Gigabyte? They are often cheaper and of good quality. I know nothing of their RMA or support ability because I have never had to use it in all the card I buy from them. But being in Taiwan now, they are also usually the cheapest.

XFS, from reading this board compulsively I have formed a bad opinion of them. The best thing they had was "that warranty stuff", so why are you considering them?

Asus vs Sapphire I would say pick the cheaper one or the one with the nicest box/card art They should be about the same. I have never wanted to buy a pre-overclocked or non-reference card, overclocking is best done at home.
 
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Just curious, why no Gigabyte? They are often cheaper and of good quality. I know nothing of their RMA or support ability because I have never had to use it in all the card I buy from them. But being in Taiwan now, they are also usually the cheapest.

XFS, from reading this board compulsively I have formed a bad opinion of them. The best thing they had was "that warranty stuff", so why are you considering them?

Asus vs Sapphire I would say pick the cheaper one or the one with the nicest box/card art They should be about the same. I have never wanted to buy a pre-overclocked or non-reference card, overclocking is best done at home.
i dont know anything about gigabyte, i dont like to swim in uncharted waters.
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I wouldn't count on anything made by XFX due to the number of people recieving cards with white gunk on the pcb and XFX denying warrently due to the white gunk being a "modification" by the end user.
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post #36 of 80
just read over this and decide if you really want to go XFX. http://www.overclock.net/ati/697021-...g-me-caps.html
I still say Sapphire and Asus
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Without a doubt Asus is the correct choice, the quality of their products is outstanding. Also the warranty and overall design of the cards make this an easy choice in my opinion.
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post #38 of 80
reference cooling..... get anyone
non reference .... i will go for msi or the 3fans gigabyte,

on the side of Quality is have 2 xfx (4870 and 4890) and still kicking

if u like factory overclock i think xfx does a good work on the xxx and the black edition
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Asus>Sapphire>XFX for me
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Dunno why everyone is bashing XFX but i own a 4870x2 since its launch and it has been flawless to me!

My new build also has an XFX power supply which I am pretty please, so were reviews xD

I have only owned XFX and EVGA cards, and I am considering a 6970 now or a 570GTX so I am also dwelling if i should change brands this time
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