Just wanted to know which company offers the best 5850, which one can overclock to a faster cpu speed and memory?
Now I was thinking about XFX or Asus with their new overvolted version of the 5850 http://www.ocworkbench.com/2009/asus/ASUS%20EAH5850-2DI...
But I'm not sure, and don't know much to see the difference.
The warranty and costumer service are the differences as I asked in my post before I decided to buy one. I was going to go with the ASUS one but they are OUT and I mean EVERYWHERE. So I got the xfx version, dont see any differences then the sticker on the card which faces down anyway. Customer support is great for ASUS, XFX, Gigabyte if you go Diamond you might end up getting screwed due to bad customers service, I can only recommend the XFX version.
HIS is decent but the ASUS and XFX ones run you better customer service should you need it. But like jaguarskx said, get the one that is available . I have an XFX one, and will buy either ASUS or XFX again for crossfire.
I hate to bump such an old thread, but I've decided on buying an HD 5850 for my build, and was curious if this still holds true now. The point with respect to any 5850 manufacturer will suffice, save for Diamond as they have crappy customer support. I see ASUS, Saphirre, HIS, Gigabyte, and XFX as being mentioned as a go. What about Visiontek, Powercolor, or MSI? Just go with whichever is in stock, and at the best price?