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 318 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 jaguarskx a c 318 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumGraphics card manufacturers . ForumDifferent graphics card manufacturers ForumMSI GTX 670 PE vs. XFX 7970 Ghz Ed, or other? ForumManufacturer of graphics card make a difference? ForumXFX Radeon HD7850 Black screen during boot ForumRadeon 7870, Msi gtx 660ti, or evga gtx 660 ti FTW (2gb) ForumQuestion On Manufacturers ForumGraphics Card Manufacturers (Rankings) ForumAre there comparisons of HD5770 cards between different manufacturers ? ForumGraphics Card - Differences Between Manufacturers ? Forumwhat is the difference between in the xfx edition??? ForumRadeon 6970: Which Graphics Card Manufacturer to Pick ForumWhich graphics card (again) ForumBest Manufacturer of ATI Cards ? ForumWorst and best graphics cards companeys ForumUpgrading GTX460 ForumGraphics card upgrade, need opinions please Forum[Solved] Wireless graphics card? Awesome. Forum2 NVIDIA cards Multiple Monitors Forum[Solved] Help! Graphics card is not being detected by computer 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 !