Is it worth getting an ATI branded card? Tags: Graphics Cards MSI ATI Graphics Last response: November 12, 2009 7:32 PM in Graphics & Displays Share Anonymous a b U Graphics card November 12, 2009 3:34:35 PM I've been looking at the 4870 for a few months now and since the prices have just plumeted, now is the time. I was planning on buying a branded ATI version for the extra £10 or £20, but I've found a MSI 1gb 4870 for half the price. £70 compared to about £120 for the ATI card. Are MSI cards any good? Generally, what are the advantages of a branded version compared to a 3rd party manufacturer? Thanks More about : worth ati branded card TheViper a b U Graphics card November 12, 2009 3:52:29 PM Can you link to the online store for the ATi branded card? I haven't seen them do that in a while outside of their workstation cards. MSI is an OK brand (not the best but decent) and £70 is a good price. daedalus685 a b U Graphics card November 12, 2009 4:01:44 PM TheViper said:Can you link to the online store for the ATi branded card? I haven't seen them do that in a while outside of their workstation cards. MSI is an OK brand (not the best but decent) and £70 is a good price. NCIX has been carrying a few ATI branded cards lately, 5000 series mostly. Related resources Is it worth to buy this type branded PC? - Forum Is it worth me getting a HD 5850 on this sytem? - Forum Is it worth Getting ATI Radeon HD 4250? - Forum Is it worth to get a 660ti over a 660, "budget wise"? - Forum ATI Radeon 9800 pro with Athlon 1600+ : WORTH IT? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Anonymous a b U Graphics card November 12, 2009 4:06:22 PM Am i getting my jargon mixed up? Well an ATI Saphire Radeon HD, you can get from scan for £120 here's the link anyway... http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/1Gb-Sapphire-Radeon-HD-4... TheViper a b U Graphics card November 12, 2009 4:13:12 PM I see a few there. Prices look about in line with most other vendors. Even cheaper than many of them. WTF? Some of those brands are selling cards way, way above the price of the exact same card from the exact same brand. Look at Diamonds HD 4870's. Try Newegg Canada instead. Don't think I'd trust NCIX after seeing that. EDIT: Go with that MSI card for £70. I usually prefer Sapphire but that price difference gives the nod to MSI this time. Anonymous a b U Graphics card November 12, 2009 7:32:48 PM Thanks Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWhat is your favourite ATI Video Card Brand ? Forum9700 [Power Colour] or branded name? ForumIs corsair h100 worth it? ForumIs it worth changing from ATI X850 XT to X1950 pro (AGP)? ForumATI AMD Brand Bingo and Driver Dilemma ForumPrice check - Refurbished NVIDIA branded reference GTX 560 Ti ForumNew XFX 7970 Ghz card getting erratic FPS and glitching Forumati 9800 pro, worth upgrading ForumNvidia gt520 DDR3 silent or ati 6450 DDR3 silent ForumIs it worth me getting new graphic card ? ForumWorth getting an eyefinity 6 5870 card ? ForumHD 6950 worth getting for 95$? ForumUpgrading from ATI X800 XL to a X1800 XT. Is it worth it? ForumAsus gtx560ti directcuII-broken ForumGateway dual monitor video card windows xp More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !