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 getting a new sound card? - Forum Is it worth getting a sound card? - Forum Having Trouble getting Video Signal from Brand new XFX Radeon R9 290X Graphics Card [solved] - Forum Is getting Dx 11.1 video card worth it - Forum Is it worth getting a workstation card? - 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 SolvedIs it worth getting in a fight with my wife over a $500 video card? Forum Zotac GeForce GTX 650 2GB DDR5 PCI-E Video Card Worth getting? Forum Is it worth Getting ATI Radeon HD 4250? Forum Getting ATI card to output 640 x 480 over vga Forum SolvedCrossfiring different branded cards Forum SolvedI have a 9800gtx card, but would it be worth it to upgrade to ati 4870 Forum SolvedIs it worth getting an i7 4790k over an i5 4690k?! Forum SolvedIs It Worth Getting A Razer Mouse and Hedset??!? Forum SolvedWould it be worth it getting a cooler right now? Forum SolvedIs it worth getting an SSD for my system? Forum Is it worth getting a sound card for my headphones? Forum Worth Getting a 3.0 card for a 2.0 mobo? Forum SolvedSSD worth getting? Is this a good SSD for the price? Forum getting a ATI card now for eyefinity Forum Solvedis it worth getting a better keyboard Forum 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 !