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AMD Graphics card vendor of choice?

Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by MxPhenom 216, Sep 25, 2011.

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Your AMD vendor of choice

  1. Sapphire

    35.2%
  2. Asus

    12.8%
  3. MSi

    10.4%
  4. HIS

    9.6%
  5. Powercolor

    4.0%
  6. Visiontek

    1.6%
  7. XFX

    26.4%
  8. Diamond

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. MxPhenom 216

    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

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    What is your AMD Graphics card vendor of choice. Im thinking about getting a HD6950 2gb since they are pretty good price right now.
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    Ive always been serviced well by Sapphire and will likely continue to allow them to service me...:)
  3. MxPhenom 216

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    poll added
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    Sapphire or XFX for me
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    1.XfX due to warrantys.
    2.MSI due to there coolers.
    3. Sapphire due to owning a few of them.
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    blkhogan New Member

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    Usually Sapphire for me. They haven't let me down, so far.
  7. MxPhenom 216

    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

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    yeah i was thinking XFX but they dont like when you take the coolers off. i always like to to look at the card naked and change the TIM
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    I'm not voting, because it's not multiple choice, but I might change my mind later...anyway, you forgot Club3D, although you're forgiven because they're pretty much the same as Powercolor/Visiontek (down to the PCBs), and ColorFire that, although being chinese, shouldn't be ignored because TPU isn't a region specific forum.
    As for my choices, Powercolor hasn't let me down since 2003, but my last card is a Sapphire and I'm very satisfied with it. So I'm going with both.
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    yeah i wish i made it multiple choices
  10. qubit

    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    I've had Sapphire and HIS and both were fine. The cards were all reference designs, so there wasn't much to choose between them. Because I had to choose one, I picked HIS, but I could have easily picked Sapphire or any of those quality brands.

    I think your poll would have been better with a "no preference" option and allowing people to pick more than one manufacturer.
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    I've only owned ATI manufactured cards and my current is a Palit.
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    I though Palit only made cards with nVidia chips... :\
    I think mods can change polls. Try to ask them. :)
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    your existing gtx 470's are more then fast enough why waste the flow to upgrade lol
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    same here
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    They do now, but they used to make Radeon cards.
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    No love for Diamond?
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    I think only a supermod like erocker can do this.
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    i was going to go with a sapphire hd6950 the Dirt3 edition but it uses really shitty Chokes
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    You'd probably like one of the Asus ROG models then. These are usually made with higher quality components. Also check out Gigabyte's Ultra Durable range, which also use superiour components.

    I'm wishing I'd bought one of these now for my GTX 580, because it makes a loud whine when running Folding@Home so I can't use it for that. :mad:
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    yeah i also like the look of the XFX HD6950 2gb one with the dual fans, but nto sure of XFX quality lately


    EDIT:MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III PE/OC Radeon HD 6950 2GB ...

    i would love to have that card!!!!!!!!!! but its a bit much even with the MIR
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    I've had good experiences with Asus products.
    Their GCs seem to be high quality and many times come bundles with a few extras (although they tend to be a little more pricey).

    I will probably go with an Asus card for my next upgrade if they have something I really like.
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    ASUS EAH6950 DCII/2DI4S/2GD5 Radeon HD 6950 2GB 25...

    Like that. its huge :laugh:
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    Size matters !! lol

    My trusty old 4870x2 is doing just fine at the moment.
    I don't really care about DX11 features, and a lot of games are not using them anyway.

    Sure it uses more power under high load that most small countries, but I never bought into the "green" movement anyway.

    I may get a new card when Skyrim comes out if it buries my card, but if not I'll stick with it for now.
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2011
  24. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    My best clocking card to date was Asus so I will stick by them.
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    XFX is nice, but their coolers are pree sheit. Go with sapphire.

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