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Is Power Color a Good ATI GPU brand?

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May 30, 2010 2:04:48 AM

Anyone know if this company is good? I've been wanting an XFX 5770, but for $6 the Power Color Brand is overclocked to 875mhz (As opposed to the stock 850mhz), and it comes with Dirt 2! (I love that game)

What should I do?

It has pretty good reviews on newegg, only 13 out of 80 people gave it an under 3 egg review, the rest are 4 or 5 eggs.

May 30, 2010 2:12:01 AM

For stock graphics card, retail names don't matter. They just put their name there because their business partners with that company. That's a pretty good deal considering Dirt 2 is $30 MSRP, and they overclock it for you.
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May 30, 2010 2:16:15 AM

What exactly do you mean by stock graphics card?

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May 30, 2010 2:17:36 AM

Like a graphics card with no add-ons whatsoever, they get the card from ATI, and put their brand name on it.
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May 30, 2010 2:54:04 AM

I said for STOCK graphics card it doesn't matter. I was thinking that yours was stock but I guess not. 5770s go for around 150 not 170.
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May 30, 2010 2:23:07 PM

So should I get it?
That or the xfx version...
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May 30, 2010 2:39:23 PM

The Power color does make a lot of sense given the free game and all.
If it was a straight card Vs card I would say XFX but that's not because the power color is bad or anything.
The added game swings it for me.

Mactronix
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May 30, 2010 3:07:49 PM

Well, I decided to get the powercolor for the free game...

Why exactly would you choose xfx over pwoercolor for just the card itself?
The warrenty?
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May 30, 2010 4:33:14 PM

Well, that is true, but I know that the powercolor one also has a copper base, but no heat pipes, a lot like xfx's blower style cooler. (The ones that look like 5970s)

To be quite honest I dont believe in overclocking myself, because I dont like making things any hotter than they need to by, This in turn makes the component(s) last longer... If its a factory overclock on the other hand I dont mind it.

The most I will do is unlock the 2 dormant cores of my phenom II 555 be (3.2ghz)
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May 30, 2010 4:33:26 PM

Best answer selected by Ninelivesproductions.
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May 30, 2010 4:54:14 PM

Please come back and tell us your experiences with this model.
It is consistently the lowest price on newegg, usa, so alot of people wonder , does it perform the same as model XXXXX. It should. As long as board components meet ATI's reference design in terms of power delivery etc. Powercolor makes the whole 5 series lineup , even eyefinity 6.
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