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2900xt Sapphire or asus?

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August 9, 2007 9:27:54 PM

hi
need some help in choosing between the two cards.

which is better for gaming without really matters of a sound issue (sapphire 2900xt or the Asus one?)

I would like also to know pos and neg points about them both except of cost and sound , more about gaming, resolution ,etc.. performances.

any suggestion will be appraised , thx.

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August 9, 2007 9:36:44 PM

They are both based on the same core so assuming neither is overclocked there will be no difference between the cards except maybe the cooler. The only difference will be the companies warranties and RMA policies.

I know that Sapphire had a lot of heat problems with the X1950 that other companies didn't seem to have. It shouldn't be an issue though.

Go to each manu's website and check out their warranties. If they are similarly priced, go with the best warranty.
August 9, 2007 10:05:02 PM

I say Sapphore only for 2 minor, almost unimportant reasons..
1) The core clock is 10MHz faster (big whoop)
2) It's about $30 cheaper than the ASUS.

Both carry same warranties, etc...
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August 9, 2007 10:32:40 PM

^What he said then.

Go to sites like newegg and read the customer reviews too. Some people have no idea what they are talking about, but others have some good opinions.
August 9, 2007 10:54:31 PM

Just look at price, bundle and warranty and make the decision from there.
August 9, 2007 11:35:25 PM

localcpuguy said:
I say Sapphore only for 2 minor, almost unimportant reasons..
1) The core clock is 10MHz faster (big whoop)
2) It's about $30 cheaper than the ASUS.

Both carry same warranties, etc...


There are the specific reasons I went with the Sapphire card...
August 10, 2007 9:44:33 AM

yes, the warranties isn't that matters right now
I've navigated for a while and find the 2900xt with serious heat probs compared with the 8800gts.
I think i'm gonna get me the 8800 one instead of 2900xt, anyway , thx everyone.
August 11, 2007 12:00:02 AM

If you get the GTS, may I recommend the GTS 320 unless you game at high resolutions or the price difference for a GTS 640 is very small.
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