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thinking of picking up a 6950 either tomorrow or day after...which is the more reputable? dont think ive used products from either company from the past
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Originally Posted by Takonic;12094825 
thinking of picking up a 6950 either tomorrow or day after...which is the more reputable? dont think ive used products from either company from the past

I like PowerColor but people tend to think they're cheap.

Sapphire is a good all around brand.

Take your pick.
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Im using 2 powercolor 6870's and i think they're great. They were the only brand of card i could get at the time and yes they were the cheapest but i had a good look at them and put them thru their paces and i cant fault them. They never get hot. Ive read very mixed reports about sapphire cards with them failing or them overheating but neva owned 1 personally.
 
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I've used Sapphire cards for a long time, and never had a problem with them. I haven't tried a Powercolor card, so I can't comment on them.

Sapphire: 1950 Pro, 2600 Pro, 4870 Toxic (traded the 1950 due to poor Linux drivers at the time, still using the 2600 and 4870)
 
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Powercolor isn't terrible but they definitely don't have the 'brand name' appeal that Sapphire does. Get whichever is cheapest!

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post #6 of 7
Sapphire is the better brand. So if the difference is less than $10 get the Sapphire, if not, go for the Powercolor.
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Get the one that's cheaper/better warranty.
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