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ATI 5570 XFX, Asus or Sapphire??

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I'm upgrading my PC and the graphics card is part of it. I don't do gaming but do lots of multi-tasking and would like to use the PC for HD video.

I have under £50 to spend and after doing a bit of looking around I have narrowed it down to (all DDR3 1GB and very similarly priced):

XFX:
http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Home/Pr...PCI-E-2-1-DDR3

Asus:
http://www.digital-fusion.co.uk/Inu_...p?ref=8881A232

Sapphire:
http://www.digital-fusion.co.uk/INU_...Pci-e-Dvi-Hdmi

Oh and and with Asus GPUs, some of them say "silent" and what does it mean by "low profile"?

Your help is much appreciated.
Edited by qadri - 3/29/11 at 6:04pm
post #2 of 11
I like XFX. If you register within 30 days you get a double-lifetime warranty.
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P.S. "low-profile" fits a thin type of computer case, like the Dell Optiplex. Normal graphics cards are too tall to fit.
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I looked on an other side so not shure if this is the same model but:
Sapphires DDR3 is @1800 Asus @1600.
That the only difference i could find. (ok the asus thing looks ugly which shouldn`t matter)
So anyway i would go for sapphire imho. /* I`m no fanboy */
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If it has lifetime warranty them I'm inclined to go for XFX as the others don't seem to have that. What's double-life time warranty??
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XFX has a lot of failures?
post #7 of 11
Double lifetime warranty means that if you sell it the new owner will still have a lifetime warranty.
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post #8 of 11
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Now that throws me into more confusion. Lifetime warranty but higher failure rates??

The Sapphire website is showing it as 1600mhz? http://www.sapphiretech.com/presenta...000101&pid=317
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i used to own xfx hd6900 which gaves me awful performance , so i made rma , but i might be a unlucky one got defective card , so just mention xfx still good brand and pretty much reliable
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post #10 of 11
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It looks like it will be the XFX because I do not have to pay delivery and can collect from the local store whereas the other store is delivery only (another £5.50)!

It's either that or I go for a lower model graphics card.

How is your new 6990?
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