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HIS 5670 Vs XFX 5670?

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So im looking at getting a mid range card for a buddies PC.

He has his heart set on either the HIS ATI HD5670 IceQ [H567Q1G] or the XFX Radeon 5670_2, Can anyone make anyone recommend one or the other to me because i am unfamiliar with these 2 brands thanks.
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The XFX is most likely the reference model, so it has a simple cooler. The HIS has an aftermarket IceQ cooler on it, which is a much better cooler. The downside is that the HIS card is 2 slots. So those are the major differences.
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I'd go with the XFX card. Mainly because the warranty perks.
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post #4 of 5
i think the his is so better
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I was under the impression that XFX is no longer including the double lifetime warranty on anything but their most expensive cards.
I've had mostly HIS for a few years now, and their coolers are indeed very good.
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