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To buy, ASUS 5850 or a HIS 5870??? quality question

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March 21, 2010 6:13:47 AM

Hello all, I am new here,

I live in Thailand and I have a generic question about Brand name and quality of product..

For 10,700 baht I can buy ASUS 5850 (EAH5850/G/2DIS/1GD5)
for 12,900 baht I can buy HIS 5870 (ATI Radeon HD 5870 Native 1GB DDR5 256-bit DP Dual DVI HDCP PCIe2.)

thats only 2200baht more for the higher spec VGA..
2200baht = $60 U.S.
can you tell me if HIS is crap compared to ASUS? or all VGAs use same hardware and only a brand name lable?

thanks
Shaun
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March 21, 2010 6:31:28 AM

no, both are good brands. ive used both, and actually have mroe issues with asus than HIS.

in terms of GPUs though, they are still just ATI made products. the only real difference is the sticker on the card.
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March 21, 2010 6:40:54 AM

great, thats what I wanted to know... I had an idea they all the issuers get the reference card and put the sticker or something...
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March 21, 2010 7:20:12 AM

180SX said:
great, thats what I wanted to know... I had an idea they all the issuers get the reference card and put the sticker or something...


pretty much yes. sometimes they put new coolers on, or overclock the chips. in this case though, both cards are the same.
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March 21, 2010 1:56:13 PM

welshmousepk said:
pretty much yes. sometimes they put new coolers on, or overclock the chips. in this case though, both cards are the same.

that and sometimes one will have better warranty. If that doesn't matter much for you, its just a sticker and cooler
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