I'm building a new system and was planning to use a Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 Vapor-X Video Card. I originally picked this card as it was recommended as a cool/quiet running one by Quiet PC ( http://www.quietpc.com/gb-en-gbp/products/vga-cards/sap... ). I googled some reviews and it sounded like the perfect card performance/price wise. Now I've got to the point where I want to order one and I've noticed that there seems to be more than one version of it.
1) Some suppliers are listing this product with SKU 11163-00-20R and others with SKU 1163-05-20R. Can anybody tell me what the difference between these versions is (and which is better)?
2) In fact searching for "radeon HD 5770 1GB" on amazon's website lists many more versions than I was expecting, from companies such as MSI, XFX and Gigabyte:
Are you sure the warranty even applies in the UK or are you just ranting?
March 7, 2010 2:05:46 PM
Hi all, firstly thanks to all for taking the time to read this thread and post a reply.
So, from what I've read so far, does this mean that both cards perform the same but the XFX brand is better because it has a plastic cover and therefore quieter (I'm not too worried about lifetime guarantee - it's nice to have but not a deal breaker)?
I'm interested in getting whichever will remain cooler when used (ideally passively, with less reliance on a noisy fan). Is this still XFX?
Thanks in advance!
March 7, 2010 2:07:46 PM
p.s. if the Sapphire did end up as the better of the cards, does any body know why there's more than one SKU for this card?
As fatal has already said, we don't get the full warranty.
I'll go for card marked 1163-05-20R as it sound like a later release.
If the ATi cards are anything like their Nvidia line up then that number will denote the clockspeed/settings of the card but it's not a straight forward reading for example if there are more than one flavour of XXX version then you will need to know which one those numbers correspond to so that you get the one that you want.