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XFX 6950 2gb or Sapphire 6950 2gb?

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XFX 6950 2GB $319.99-$20 (NewEgg courtesy)
Sapphire 6950 2GB $280

Any viable pros and cons for the two guys I just mentioned? XFX offers double life-time warranty, Sapphire doesn't. I'll be purchasing either card in the next 10 minutes
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For 20usd via MIR, I'd go for it, XFX is rather on the ball and very quick with that.
For 20usd off because of NewEgg... I'd definately go for that.

Just to note, Sapphire (which outsources their RMA) charges a 15-30usd fee on top of whataever you pay for shipping, for their RMA. XFX, you just pay shipping.
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I've had a few XFX cards in the past, all great cards ... but sapphire is awesome as well ... I'd get the sapphire simply because its cheaper, unless you don't care about the $20 then get the xfx for their warranty
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Get the HIS for 260 at Amazon, STAT. It's a rev1 board from the most recent purchase that we know of, which is within the past week. Word is XFX are shipping rev2 boards and Sapphires have seemed to have dropped their overclock potential greatly.
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For 20usd via MIR, I'd go for it, XFX is rather on the ball and very quick with that.
For 20usd off because of NewEgg... I'd definately go for that.

Just to note, Sapphire (which outsources their RMA) charges a 15-30usd fee on top of whataever you pay for shipping, for their RMA. XFX, you just pay shipping.

I got the $20 off simply because it had been sitting in my cart @ 299 for a while. And then it went up to $319 the 22nd, apparently they really do respect customers.
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post #6 of 20
Sapphire comes with a way better kit then XFX. XFX comes with just a crossfire bridge where the Sapphire is cheaper & has a better kit

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post #7 of 20
I'd go with the cheaper Sapphire card.
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post #8 of 20
XFX RMA service is crap, you don't wanna deal with it.
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post #10 of 20
niether, but if you must make a choice between these two, Sapphire wink.gif
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