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post #11 of 24
I hear XFX is REALLY bad with ATi, as in they break.

They recalled most of their 4890's, and mine broke AFTER they stopped supporting the recall.

I remember when the HD5XXX series came out, many people here reported issues and swore to never purchase an XFX card again.
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post #12 of 24
You asked for GPU manufacturer....GlobalFoundries and TSMC.

Pretty much ASUS, Gigabyte, Sapphire, XFX, Powercolor. I don't know what happened to VisionTek.
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post #13 of 24
Sapphire or Asus 100%
    
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post #14 of 24
I like HIS, had nothing but good luck with them so far.
Although I just picked up an ASUS 5770 this week.
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post #15 of 24
most cards nowadays are of reference design, at least the plain vanilla cards. Most OC or special cards like the Twin Frozr series have custom PCBs. In the case of the plain vanilla cards they are pretty much all the same card, so it comes down to which company has the best warranty. Personally I think EVGA has the best, but they only sell nvidia. I would have to go with ASUS, XFX, and possible Gigabyte as being good manufactures of ati cards.
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post #16 of 24
My top picks would be

1. MSI
2. Powercolor
3. Sapphire.

I have RMA'd stuff with both MSI and Sapphire, and it was nice and fast both times. Never had to RMA any of my PowerColor stuff, but their Customer Service is pretty responsive.
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post #17 of 24
I haven't owned a Sapphire card, but I here only good things about them. Also Asus have pretty much the best cooler around at the moment with there Direct CU setup. Looking into reviews they always seem to be able to achieve some of the highest OC's while maintaining good temps and low noise. As an owner of an Asus 6850 I have been very impressed so far.
post #18 of 24
Xfx have let me down so many times, Id go for the one with the best warrenty excluding xfx
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post #19 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Larky_the_mauler View Post
XFX has awesome support. They wont pay your shipping though.
Are you serious. They rejected my 5970 because they couldn't bother to test furmark on it to see that it artifacted like mad.

XFX are the plague.
post #20 of 24
For ATI, I've almost always used either Sapphire or HIS, usually because one or the other had a better than stock cooler included. My last ATI card was a Sapphire 4870 Toxic, which is still being used in my wife's rig. I abused it...OC'd it to (and past) the max, swapped coolers a few times (currently using a modified Scythe Musashi), took it out of the rig a bunch, folded on it almost 24/7 for about a year, and it's still performing flawlessly. I even ran it for an unknown amount of time with one of the RAM heatsinks off while the RAM was OC'd. I didn't notice it was gone until I heard it hit the bottom of the case when I was pulling it apart for cleaning. I'm sure it had been off for a while, because dust had collected on the sticky tape side of it. It never gave me any indication that it was overheating.
 
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