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December 9, 2010 6:40:34 AM

Hello,
Manufacturers come up with ATI Radeon HD 5750 & XFX has come up with HD 5750..... Is there anything like ATI HD 5750 is original and the other one is just the replica of it with lesser price ???????

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a b U Graphics card
December 9, 2010 7:12:45 AM

No no, not at all. Basically, AMD or Nvidia come up with the design for a card, from there manufacturers like XFX or Asus take the reference cards and adjust them or make improvements on them. Sometimes, they don't really change them at all!
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a b U Graphics card
December 9, 2010 7:52:25 AM

^^^ bang on.

For many of the cards that different makes come out with, the only difference is the sticker. Sometime they create a new cooler for it or offer pre-overclocked versions, but the card generally stays the same.
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a c 189 U Graphics card
December 9, 2010 11:36:39 AM

^
Agree, basically they're the same, manufacturers only add their own cooler, play with clock (factory overclocked) and warranties. The rest is just about the same. :) 
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December 15, 2010 11:12:22 PM

thanks a lot..... was confused about the brand names........... thanks :) 
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a c 363 U Graphics card
December 15, 2010 11:33:30 PM

The actual cards are manufactured by a few OEMs (original equipment manufacturer) who basically slaps on the sticker of the various brand names out there. Two such ATI card manufacturers are PC Partners (the parent company of Sapphire) and Pine Tech (the parent company of XFX).
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a b U Graphics card
December 16, 2010 3:34:13 PM

^^ but they are still the same reference boards from ATI.
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December 17, 2010 4:45:52 AM

nvidia and ati only make chips with names e.g 9600gt or hd 4670,and brands make full card.
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a b U Graphics card
December 17, 2010 9:38:43 AM

The brands don't make the cards as we've already covered in this thread..
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January 6, 2011 5:43:40 PM

Is Sapphire ATI radeon Hd 5770 good
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January 16, 2011 5:34:47 AM

Is Sapphire ATI radeon Hd 5770 good ???????????? Its cheaper here in india
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a b U Graphics card
January 16, 2011 6:12:31 AM

ATI/Nvidia make the GPU's themselves, I think the various vendors(brands as you called them) just change the types of memory on the card, type of cooler, and video out puts. I may be partially wrong, but I think that's how it works.
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a b U Graphics card
January 16, 2011 7:58:42 AM

ATI or NVIDIA come up with the reference cards that the brands then make copies of using their cooler, memory or just a new sticker. They'll often tinker with the bios etc to release factory OC cards.
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