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HIS card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161355

Saphire card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102914

The HIS card is $20 cheaper once all said and done. Is Saphire a much better card to spend that extra $20? Or I will be just as happy with the HIS with and keep the $20 for pocket change?

Also, what is the overclocking potential of these cards? I have read about the bios flash to 6970 but a bit leary due to few issues that trickled around the internet.
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I'd just get the HIS. If this is meant to replace the 6870, it's not really worth it.

Sapphire has better customer support AFAIK.
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I prefer "his",but if you can get one for "her" that would be great.
    
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I'd just get the HIS. If this is meant to replace the 6870, it's not really worth it.

Sapphire has better customer support AFAIK.
Can you please elaborate on that?
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I believe Sapphire does have better customer support. From all the HIS reviews I've read there is always a higher than usual amount of complaints about customer support and what not. But then again they're just a small amount of the customers who weren't satisfied.
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Thanks. I will go for the HIS then. And here is my main reason why I am wanting to replace the 6870. I bought that 6870 about 20 days ago as an open box and I paid $209 all said and done. And new I see brand new 6870 with whole lot more warranty for $200 or less (admit you will have to wait for rebate money). So, I realize what I thought was a deal is no longer a real deal. Since I am still within the 30 day window, I am returning it and pickup a brand new card for not a whole lot more. Any thoughts on this?
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post #7 of 12
^^ I would do exactly that... Return and get the 6950. As far as what vendor to go with they are both reference cards so it should be the same. Just a matter of customer service, etc.. Most people on OCN do prefer the Sapphire brand name from what I have read.
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Thanks for your help. Reps on their way
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Sapphire > HIS
    
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Can you please elaborate on that?
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Thanks. I will go for the HIS then. And here is my main reason why I am wanting to replace the 6870. I bought that 6870 about 20 days ago as an open box and I paid $209 all said and done. And new I see brand new 6870 with whole lot more warranty for $200 or less (admit you will have to wait for rebate money). So, I realize what I thought was a deal is no longer a real deal. Since I am still within the 30 day window, I am returning it and pickup a brand new card for not a whole lot more. Any thoughts on this?
If this is the story then the HIS 6950 is the best option. I just meant that selling the 6870 at a loss and all of the hassle isn't worth it vs the 6950. It's not that much faster pre-unlocked (~10%).
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