Are Graphics Cards identical between Manufacturers? (MSI, XFX, GIGABYT Tags: Graphics Cards Drivers MSI Graphics Last response: January 15, 2011 2:03 PM in Graphics & Displays Share woliphint January 15, 2011 1:57:37 PM Hi, I just bought the MSI 6950. I had the choice to buy XFX 6950 or GIGABYTE 6950...etc. Are these cards identical just with different manufacturers? I am asking because I can download the drivers for this card from AMD here: http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/radeon_win... ....but I can get them from MSI as well... Are the drivers different? More about : graphics cards identical manufacturers msi xfx gigabyt jaguarskx a c 365 U Graphics card January 15, 2011 2:01:35 PM More or less. There are only a few OEM card manufacturers that produce cards for all the name brands. The cards rolls off the production line and the appropriate sticker is slapped on. The difference generally comes from different heatsinks. Two examples of OEMs: 1. PC Partners - The parent company of Sapphire 2. Pine Technology - The parent company of XFX m 0 l jaguarskx a c 365 U Graphics card January 15, 2011 2:03:00 PM The drivers may be tweaked differently between brands (if they have custom drivers), but when you upgrade drivers in several months from now you're gonna be downloading those drivers from AMD/ATI not the brandname. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources The difference between different manufacturers' Graphics Cards Forum SolvedWhy is XFX R9 280X power requirement different from other manufacturer (Asus, Gigabyte, MSI etc.)? Forum SolvedDifference between XFX and Sapphire Graphic cards?? Forum SolvedCrossfire Configuration, 7850 XFX and Gigabyte Graphics Cards Forum Graphics Card - Differences Between Manufacturers? Forum SolvedCan i ruN XFX AMD Radeon 7870 HD Graphics Card 1GHz 2GB GDDR5 HDMI DD on my msi motherboard Forum SolvedMSI AMD R7750-PMD1GD5/OC 1 GB GDDR5 Graphics Cardics Card or xfx radeon hd 7750 core edition gddr5 1gb Forum SolvedGraphics card confusion. Difference between manufacture. Forum Best graphic card between £60-£100 ? xfx Forum MSI z87-gd65 not working with my Gigabyte geforce gtx770 4gb graphics card Forum which graphics card would be better for gaming and some video editing the Gigabyte Windforce OC editionGTX 770, or the MSI GTX Forum GTX 760 MSI, ASUS, GIGABYTE, OR EVGA Graphic Card Forum Looking for a replacement graphics card. Gigabyte vs XFX HD 7970 Forum XFX vs Gigabyte vs Sapphire HD 7950 Graphics Card Forum Which is a better graphic card manufacturer : BFG, XFX ? Forum New graphics card. Nvidia or ATI? Gigabyte or MSI? Forum Need help! Is Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X compatible with my MSI P67A-GD65 motherboard??? When I plug in my new graphic card and t Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !