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Old 12-08-2009, 10:21 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Good to know...unless I really don't have the cash then I will always go with the brand that offers the better warranty, which is most often if not always XFX (for ATi anyway).
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Lolz...the Sapphire one is available now Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100281SR Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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Like I said, There really are no differences.

Some companies will put different heatsinks on them or water cooling blocks, or overclock them a bit.

But the GPU, capacitors and memory are all the same..
Lets also remember that some board partners choose to use higher quality components than others. like they could use a better PCB with more copper in it, higher quality voltage regulators and caps, lower latency memory, better power phases, ect... Which in turn could lead to longer life, lower temps, and better overclocking.
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Lets also remember that some board partners choose to use higher quality components than others. like they could use a better PCB with more copper in it, higher quality voltage regulators and caps, lower latency memory, better power phases, ect... Which in turn could lead to longer life, lower temps, and better overclocking.
That does happen in some cases but for new cards like the HD5xx0 series the vast majority of them use the exact same reference components.
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