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Graphics Your favourite GPU manufacturer?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by bawjaws, 4 Mar 2013.

  1. bawjaws

    bawjaws Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys,

    Just a quick question to see what everyone's GPU brand of choice is these days. I've not bought a new GPU for about 6 years so am a bit out of touch :D Is there one brand that you prefer over the rest, and are there any brands that you would actively avoid? If you could give some reasons for your choices, that would be grand :)

    As personal preference, I like my GPUs to be as quiet as possible, so I'd particularly like to hear your views on different brands' cooling solutions - I hear good things about the MSI Twin Frozrs and ASUS's Direct CUs, but what do you guys like and dislike?

    Cheers in advance!
    Bawjaws
     
  2. suragh

    suragh Derp

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    MSI - currently using one of their cards.
     
  3. true_gamer

    true_gamer Well-Known Member

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    I don't have a favorite, but my next purchase will be ASUS so I can VGA hotwire my GPU's to my motherboard for some extreme overclocking! Roll out the GTX 780's....:)
     
  4. Phalanx

    Phalanx Needs more dragons and stuff.

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    EVGA. Always been impressed by their support and general customer service and relations.
     
  5. Shirty

    Shirty Time travelling rogue Super Moderator

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    EVGA for green, HIS for red.

    Reasons are as simple as warranty from EVGA and coolers from HIS.
     
  6. aramil

    aramil One does not simply upgrade Forums

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    Love my asus direct CU II really quiet when not overclocked (fans @ 30%) & even a mild OC does not push the temps. (although with a large OC and both fans running near 100% it can be quite noisey (testing how far it could go))
     
  7. Pookie

    Pookie So this is permanence, love's shattered pride.

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    My last 6 cards where Sapphire built 9700Pro,X700, X1950XT, 4850, 4870 and finally a 2GB 6950 with unlocked shader's. Anything I have ever owned by Nvidia has always died where all of the Sapphire cards are still in use in either friends or familys PC's (Including the 9700Pro). Still nothing out there worth upgrading to for me as I game at 1080p which the 6950 handles great.
     
  8. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    EVGA. Great warranty, reliable, great range. I've just been impressed by these cards.
     
  9. gilljoy

    gilljoy Well-Known Member

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    EVGA. I really like there cards, though I've switched teams to AMD this time and so far I have to say I'm impressed with my Gigabyte card
     
  10. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    EVGA for Green, Sapphire for Red
     
  11. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    EVGA for nvidia - transferrable warranty and great support win it for me. Not got a preference for amd as I try to avoid them - had a sapphire in the past mind and it was alright.
     
  12. yassarikhan786

    yassarikhan786 Ultramodder(Not)

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    From experience I would say Gigabyte.
     
  13. mrbungle

    mrbungle Undercooked chicken giver

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    EVGA - Super warranty.

    Hate MSI and Sapphire due to dire warranty / support.
     
  14. Christopher N. Lew

    Christopher N. Lew Folding in memory of my father

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    This.
     
  15. Shirty

    Shirty Time travelling rogue Super Moderator

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    Wouldn't the world be a better place if EVGA made AMD boards as well? Lots of love for them across the board, although their step-up scheme is a bit pants outside the USA.
     
  16. Guest-23315

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    Which ever one is cheapest when I come to upgrade... normally end up with a Palit card or whatever is on Today Only at Scan

    Failing that, go ASUS...
     
  17. ferret141

    ferret141 Well-Known Member

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    Used to be a fan of XFX before they stopped playing for Team Green.

    MSI (I've always had successful warranty through SCAN)
    Gigabyte/ASUS next from experience with the cards.
    EVGA is new to me. I tried them for the first time when I got my current 680 from the states. So far so good. They get my approval. Especially as a company by offering free overclocks through BIOS updates on some of their cards and easy warranty transfer both for international purchases and secondhand users.
     
  18. sniperdude

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    MSI for my last 2 cards....twin frozr playing a big part in choosing MSI.
     
  19. Shirty

    Shirty Time travelling rogue Super Moderator

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    I found the Twin Frozr III great for cooling, not so hot for noise. On a 560Ti 448. Not worryingly loud, but far from the near silence I was expecting.
     
  20. rollo

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    EVGA for nvidia
    HIS for AMD

    MSI are on my avoid list too many reported issues across the web have damaged there reputation and ive personally seen a few cards running crazy volts for there overclocks in the range of cards that they offer. ( the 7970 my m8 was running some nuts volts to get the overclock they pre set stable he returned it and got a one running nearly 0.3 volts less for the same overclock.)
     

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