Originally Posted by og
Jesus, more brand discrimination. There's nothing wrong with XFX or ECS. I'm on my second XFX card (first one was several years ago with an nVidia chip) and they have a market leading warranty on top of the other brands. ECS video cards aren't as common as the other ones out there, but ECS is fine to deal with as well.
It isn't brand discrimination. Buy some of XFX's custom PCB ATI cards and you will see what I mean. They are either good or absolutely terrible. They had a revision of 4890s where just about every one failed. They also have this tendency to go really cheap on anything they can. This means you will get cards missing crossfire bridges, with cheap memory and without any vGPU control.
ECS also does bad custom PCBs, but I mainly listed them because it is absolute hell to deal with them would the card die. I spent six months trying to RMA an ECS board, and they kept just sending yet another broken board that they had 'refurbished.' I eventually just said screw it and bought an ASUS. The ECS board is hanging on my wall.