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Sapphire Vs. Asus

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February 25, 2010 9:10:31 AM

Hi all,

Im planning on buying the HD5850,
and the Asus one is a bit more expensive,
are there any significant differences between them both?
and what is the recommended one of those?

Thanks,
NG.

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February 25, 2010 1:42:23 PM

The ASUS one allows for Overclocking and even has a voltage tweak program to encourage overclocking and it is all covered under their 3-year warranty.

I usually buy Sapphire cards as Sapphire is a great vendor, but this time around, i went with ASUS and i am VERY happy i did.
February 25, 2010 1:48:31 PM

Both brands are really good ones.

Sapphire usually likes to give a little love HSF wise and Asus app wise. Both are very good all around, so get the cheaper one IMO. Tweaking tools are very universal among a line of cards, but Asus has his own tools, btw.

Cheers!
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February 28, 2010 1:21:39 AM

I suppose another fact to consider would also be aftersales support. Depending on where you are in the world, after sales could be instant to non-existent. You'd have to check with local retailers/distributors for that though. And it's also brand loyalty at the end of the day. I've got Sapphire stickers all around the house =)
February 28, 2010 1:57:59 AM

Ive allways gone with sapphire and I did with my 5870, still have no problems. Realistically you cant go wrong with either.
February 28, 2010 6:58:42 AM

Both are very good brands.

I would have gone with the cheaper one.
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