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What is the BEST GPU Manufacturer??

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What is the BEST [nVidia] GPU Manufacturer??

Total: 828 votes (618 blank votes)

  • Asus
  • 17 %
  • BFG
  • 7 %
  • Chaintech
  • 0 %
  • ECS
  • 1 %
  • eVGA
  • 34 %
  • Foxconn
  • 0 %
  • Gigabyte
  • 7 %
  • MSI
  • 8 %
  • PNY
  • 3 %
  • XFX
  • 26 %
December 4, 2007 8:46:45 PM

What is the best graphics card manufacturer based on reliability, performance, customer service, warranty/RMA etc.

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December 4, 2007 8:49:52 PM

Hay you forgot Jetway!
December 4, 2007 8:53:54 PM

My vote went to eVGA. Step-up program, warranty, and great customer service.

XFX comes in at a close 2nd with OC'ing and modding covered in it's warranty. Not sure about their customer service, but you really can't beat their warranty. (The warranty differs outside the US, so others may not like it as much)
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December 4, 2007 8:54:41 PM

How can I say which is the best if I only owned 2 of the brand names? I heard Evga is the best, but since I never owned any cards from them, I'm picking bfg.
December 4, 2007 9:14:58 PM

BFG gets two thumbs down; eVGA two thumbs up.
a c 130 U Graphics card
December 4, 2007 9:21:14 PM

XFX if you happen to be in North America, Failing that EVGA.

Mactronix
May 1, 2008 12:58:11 AM

BFG without a doubt. Lifetime warrenty, and most don't know it, but they have a 100 day step-up program similar to EGVA
May 1, 2008 3:48:10 AM

BFG, XFX and EVGA for those who solely wants gaming.
Those who want more entertainment, HDMI stuffs, Palit is the best there.

Where's Palit?
May 1, 2008 4:03:05 AM

BFG XFX and EVGA are probably the 3 best graphic card manufacturers out there atm. Take your pick.
May 1, 2008 4:23:03 AM

Yeah I would agree with the rest.

EVGA, XFX, and BFG are the best. Palit is a top notch quality brand name. I don't think that they have same the OC potential as the other 3 but at the same time they have a very low failure rate which is as low if not lower than the other 3.

In all honesty I've had and EVGA card for 3 year and never had an issue. I've had and XFX card with issues from day 1 with, but I've had multiple other card from the same company and never had any issue except that one so who knows. I've had a BFG H20 cooled card that never had issues, but I know DangerDen helps them design the cooling block so I know it's top notch product anyway.

I've never personally owned a Palit product, but I hear that they are good and that do things a little different to make things a little better. Although I've never owned one, I can attest that 4 of my friends have owned them and I've actually held a few in my time. They are a some what new company but worth a try.
May 1, 2008 4:27:54 AM

1. Evga
1a. XFX
2. BFG
May 1, 2008 4:29:27 AM

Yeah, Robot frog from Palit rocks!
May 1, 2008 5:21:32 AM

Another old thread, but I've been happy with the two Gainwards that I've got, 7800GS+ 24pp agp & 8800GT 512mb GS.
May 1, 2008 5:23:54 AM

wow... December the 5th... damn old thread...
June 3, 2008 1:36:40 AM

I choose XFX they are good quality and overclocked cards I don't know about EVGA because you can't buy them in New Zealand but they sound pretty good
June 3, 2008 1:41:05 AM

any company that offers lifetime warranty could be at the top, BFG, XFX and Evga.

BFG seems to have alot more mail in rebates though!

EVga has the step up

XFX double lifetime.

to each his own
June 3, 2008 2:08:56 AM

XFX all the way, double life time warrenty, great customer support, best I've ever seen and they even walked me through my first GPU overclock, did I mention they support modding, custom coolers, and overclocking in the warrenty!?! Yeah everyone will say eVGA, because of their step up program, but that is kind of mute since I would never be able to use it, because I usually always break the terms:

-90 days, and can stretch to 104 days? Nope thats broken I would not buy a card to keep it for a maximum of 104 days..
-Must be Nvidia's stock reference? Can't be factory overclocked and I can not overclock it? nope
-ABSOLUTELY NO bent capacitors?! Yeah thats easy to do by just looking at it let alone cleaning it out!
-No aftermarket installation, including thermal paste?! Do you know how hard it is to fully clean out a dual slot cooler without taking it off the card!?

Did I mention that XFX usually has the best factory overclocks as well?!
a c 358 U Graphics card
June 3, 2008 2:25:20 AM

Just to be an >.<,

You stated your question the wrong way. You should have ask which brand name is the best because there is only a handful of OEM (original equipment manufacturer) who builds video cards. They then sell them in bulk to the vendors (EVGA, XFX, Asus) and slap on the appropriate brand name logo sticker.

EVGA is a standout amongst the crowd because of their "Step-up Program". They also allow you to install a 3rd party HSF w/o voiding the warranty (unless you grossly f**ked up your card).

XFX is known for their "Double Warranty" on their high end cards.

BFG (to the best of my knowledge) is known for OCed video cards.

June 3, 2008 2:57:53 AM

basically what I said :D  lol!
June 21, 2010 8:35:48 AM

Well my first GPU was an XFX brand card. And I absolutely LOVED what I got for my money. So I'm still with XFX.
August 13, 2010 2:15:10 AM

well i chose Asus mostly cuz after seeing how my cousin's Asus Mars worked its making me think on getting the Mars II when its released XD....plus those card look so freakin awesome...plus i dont see many manufacturers mod the video card itself....that shows how good they are at making an already good product even better
a c 271 U Graphics card
August 13, 2010 2:29:12 AM

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