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which one is better??MSI or Sapphire

Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by sxyadii, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. sxyadii New Member

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    I m planning to buy a new ATI HD5850 for my system.but I hv got confused abt MSI R5850 and Sapphire HD5850..Which one is better in performance,service,give me your opinion??
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    i have never dealt with Sapphire, but MSI does have good service. RMA times are quick - once an item gets to MSI, it usually takes about a week for them to send it back or another one to you(which is very good imo). they also have food, and friendly, tech support.
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    Performance and Quality wise, all 5850 as of now are 100% identical.
    All BBA aka Built by Ati.
    I will say get the whatever that is cheaper.
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    :roll:
    sorry just noticed my typo...had to point it out!
    i of course meant good
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    Sapphire +1
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    wolf Performance Enthusiast

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    TBH I hate the ugly sapphire girl on my card, but the bundle came with Dirt2 so I forgave them :)

    As Zabusa said they're all the same, so consider the price/bundle/warranty.
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    Just rip th ugly sticker off. :laugh:
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    I have had both an MSI 4870 (512MB) and now have 2 Sapphire 4870 (1GB)'s and I like the Sapphires more.I like the design. I like the packaging and the support. I LOVE MSI mobo's, but +1 for sapphire.
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    Sapphire. But to be honest wait until the vapor-x version comes out, it should run between 10 and 20c cooler than the reference card if it is comparable with 4870 vapor-x cards in temp. That alone gives sapphire the edge, same performance not as much heat, better OC potential.
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    Sapphire. Largest and perhaps one of the oldest Ati card makers. plus, as others have suggested their suped up non-reference models are among the best.
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    get the cheapest.
    they are all reference design for now.
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    mmmm just sexy blackness left over now :cool: but I still cant get that bastard of a back plate off, destroyed another two screwdrivers :cry:
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    its the same so, flip a coin
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    I completely agree with this statement
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    well vapor-x version are good except that it dumps some of the heat back int the case ;)

    GPU runs cooler but other components higher. but its no biggy if you have good case cooling

    If you can get a 5850 now get it as they are still in limited supply.
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    Not sure if its still the case but Sapphire used to actually build some of the BBA cards for ATI.

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