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Old 03-13-2005, 04:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Best manufacturer of ATI cards APART FROM ATI!

I was wondering, out of all the thrird party Gfx card manufacturers, which is the best?
Is it just me, or is Saphire a pretty good choice if ATI does not make it themselves?

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Old 03-13-2005, 04:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't like sapphire myself.

I consider powercolor to be the best 3rd party for ati cards.
That or HIS. Because they are great cards with arctic coolers on them.
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Well, what founds that belief?
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Old 03-13-2005, 04:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I think they skimp a little bit for a cheaper price, I have had problems with their card before. Mostly heat related.
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In the final days before its proccessor fried, my old rig had a Powercolor 9800pro. Great card, but I agree, heat is an issue.
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Saphire now makes all of ATI's cards starting a few months ago I heard from a distributer.
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