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Which brand of 5800's is the best overall?

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Which brand is the best overall for a 5800 card?

Total: 30 votes (10 blank votes)

  • Asus
  • 29 %
  • Diamond Tech
  • 0 %
  • GigaByte
  • 0 %
  • HIS
  • 10 %
  • MSI
  • 0 %
  • Power Color
  • 0 %
  • Sapphire
  • 15 %
  • Vision Tek
  • 0 %
  • XFX
  • 48 %
April 1, 2010 3:06:48 AM

This will be a thread to figure out which card to get. Obviously the 5800s are the best card to get, but which one??
That is the question, do you get a 2gb or 1gb, do you get one with the best cooling, warranty, or price?
These answers will be solved. This will include individual cards that are the best for each 5850 and 570.
The vote is a general question and each card in the same brand can be better than the other so, I hope to figure out which
one should be the one I buy.

Right now to let you know I am leaning towards the Asus 5870/5850. From videos and reviews it is perfect for Ocing, and playing with. Each one can over clock to the moon with the 5850 being able t catch up to its older brother the 5870. This is what caught my eye, since the asus comes with its
own software, its ready to OC right out of the box. Secondly the MSI's are also on the top of my list for the same reasons, and its cooling.

So there it is, I will try and find some reviews and more info about the subject. Please vote and comment and post any info you got, and
links are always a plus. Also if you just have an opinion go right ahead. thanks. I just hope the vote button works :sweat: 

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a c 1649 U Graphics card
April 1, 2010 3:11:01 AM

There are only two brands on that list I would not buy Diamond and Vision. I have had good experience with hardware from all the other Manufacturers. Hence no vote
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April 1, 2010 3:14:36 AM

Check out Sapphire's vapor-x cooling
April 1, 2010 3:22:48 AM

Thats the thing if you want cooling and to OC, some are just better. Like Toxic, the lightning and the DirectCu from Asus. The three brands make a pretty good card. This is everything you would need-Price,Power,Cooling,OCing,Software and Warranty we just got to find the perfect combination of the 6.
a b U Graphics card
April 1, 2010 3:42:47 AM

Man, this is tough... I can't decide, so no vote. There are things I like about almost every company.

If only they all had Sapphire's or MSI's engineering, XFX's support, warranty, and freedom to use 3rd-party cooling as I so choose, along with Diamond's or PowerColor's determination to factory OC almost everything, and ASUS's flair for making things just look awesome. (Have you seen their Ares 5970!?)

I want the ASUS Ares's looks, MSI's 15 Phase "Lightning" base, Sapphire's Vapor-X Toxic/Atomic edition cooling, XFX's warranty and support, and for Diamond to set it to some insane factory OC. In a perfect world... /sigh
April 1, 2010 4:12:13 AM

Here is a list of warranty from each one, 2 year being the minumum and lifetime being the longest.
I made this so we would have a reference for all warranty details. It took me about 20 minutes to find them all, but its a lot easier to just click your way there.

Asus has a 3 year warranty- http://support.asus.com/repair/repair.aspx?no=201&SLang...

Diamond 2 year(after registration)- http://www.diamondmm.com/warranty.php (online form is also in the link)

Giga-Byte is 3 years-Could not find

HIS has a 2 years-Could not find

MSI-IS 2 years parts and labor then 1 extra year of parts-http://us.msi.com/html/popup/CustService/General_war.ht...

Power Color 2 years-http://www.powercolor.com/eng/support_warranty.asp

Sapphire-2 years-http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/support/?cid=3...

Vision Tek-LifeTime-http://support.visiontek.com/warranty/limited_warranty....

XFX-LifeTime-http://www.xfxforce.com/en-us/Help/Support/WarrantyInfo...
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a b U Graphics card
April 1, 2010 4:13:37 AM

Asus IF you have watercooling as Asus cards can OC up to 1.45v, much higher than all other cards. 1.45v on air is kinda limited to 100% Fan if you can cope with that lol

ASUS 5870 Matrix :love:  Matrix Vs Lightning

April 1, 2010 4:14:26 AM

RazberyBandit said:
Man, this is tough... I can't decide, so no vote. There are things I like about almost every company.

If only they all had Sapphire's or MSI's engineering, XFX's support, warranty, and freedom to use 3rd-party cooling as I so choose, along with Diamond's or PowerColor's determination to factory OC almost everything, and ASUS's flair for making things just look awesome. (Have you seen their Ares 5970!?)

I want the ASUS Ares's looks, MSI's 15 Phase "Lightning" base, Sapphire's Vapor-X Toxic/Atomic edition cooling, XFX's warranty and support, and for Diamond to set it to some insane factory OC. In a perfect world... /sigh



Hey on that sign where it says 4GD5, that means 4gb with asus!!
April 1, 2010 4:41:17 AM

I really think that Asus has the best setup, I mean they encourage you to OC the hell out of them, giving you all that software, Here is a video I posted the other day on the other thread but here is some proof to the claim that asus can OC the best.

http://www.veoh.com/browse/videos/category/technology_a...

Look real close at the screens and check out the temps., this card is in open air with out any help from any cooler but its own. They did turn the fan on 100% but this is only cause there is nothing to cool it, so if this isn't enough to get you interest then get a GTX 470. lol
Also I want to mention that this is the reference card, not any of there suped up ones, so imagine the heights of a DirectCU or an Ares, there temperature would drop tremendously, not to mention the Voltage and Clock speed they can handle.
a b U Graphics card
April 1, 2010 4:44:25 AM

Yeah, I know. Newegg actually has four different 2GB 5870 models already listed with "Auto-Notify" status. They also list a 2GB 5850 Sapphire Toxic edition with the same status.
April 1, 2010 4:50:03 AM

RazberyBandit said:
Yeah, I know. Newegg actually has four different 2GB 5870 models already listed with "Auto-Notify" status. They also list a 2GB 5850 Sapphire Toxic edition with the same status.


I was on last night and the toxic 2gb, and 3 of the 5870 2gb were all in stock at one point through out the night. They also had 5970's in stock also the sapphire and another.

What really was amazing was they had a 24 hour sale on a sapphire 5850, and they ended up keeping it at 389, if this price gets any lower then we are in for a hell of a treat.

The one thing I can't explain is why every online store has no Asus cards!! Its weird, its like there planning something, something good. After what happened last night, I am assuming that they are going to release there line of 2gb, plus there DirectCu line, and if were real lucky the Ares!!
April 1, 2010 4:54:29 AM

Hey the egg has 5 different 5970's now, sometimes if you click into them they will be in stock. They will say auto-notify on the list page, but click into them and a lot of the time it will be ready to order, its a secret I learned.
April 1, 2010 7:10:09 AM

I've always bought Sapphire and have never had a any problems. Good solid cards!
a b U Graphics card
April 1, 2010 7:39:17 AM

I have voted for HIS, just because at the moment I am using HIS, and in coincidence I have ordered HD5870 from HIS along with a new 600W PSU from Corsair but..
Here is my shopping list :
ASUS, HIS, Sapphire, MSI, Gigabyte, and XFX.
Those companies produce solid quality graphic cards.
I have used all of those brands and have never complained from any of them.
I just choose the best price I can find, and the best price usually comes from a special sale, MIR, etc. It doesn't really dependent on the card.


a b U Graphics card
April 1, 2010 7:54:49 AM

XFX for it's double lifetime warranty if registered. Sooner or later you're going to be changing out your graphic card, being able to pass along a lifetime warranty when you do sell it is a huge bonus.