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HD 5870, but which brand?

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September 26, 2009 2:12:36 PM

I thought I had seen a thread with this title or similar title, but I can't find it if it exists.

Anyhow, as all the new HD 5870 cards seem to be the same except for name and the outside graphic, is there one that's better than the other?

They're, of course, all sold out on NewEgg, but once available again, I was thinking I'd order the XFX card. Is this a good choice? Or is another brand better/more trusted?

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a b U Graphics card
September 26, 2009 2:20:15 PM

Until now they've all been made exactly to the reference specs, though there will soon (no one knows when, but it has been officially confirmed) be a "vapor-x" version (better cooling, thus more overclocking potential) by Sapphire.

Right now performance will be exactly the same between the brands, but I've heard XFX has better warranty in the US.
a b U Graphics card
September 26, 2009 3:17:38 PM

^5 +1 what Gulli said.

The same thing happened when the ATI Radeon HD 4770 was introduced earlier this year. The cards were all built to the ATI reference specifications. It was a few months before XFX came out with a 4770 with a different fan shroud that exhausted warm air out the back of the pc case.
January 7, 2010 1:41:36 AM

How about the HIS Radeon 5870??? Isn't it good???
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