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Old 01-07-2010, 04:49 PM   #1
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Default XFX 5850 or Sapphire 5850?

Trying to decide which card to go with,
the specs all seem the same but the reviews on newegg seem to vary.

Sapphire card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102857

XFX card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150442

the xfx comes with a double lifetime warranty for the same price
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Old 01-07-2010, 05:12 PM   #2
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Default Re: XFX 5850 or Sapphire 5850?

The reviews vary because most of Newegg's reviewers don't know what they are talking about. Those two are the exact same card with a different design on the cooler.
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Default Re: XFX 5850 or Sapphire 5850?

the xfx one
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The reviews vary because most of Newegg's reviewers don't know what they are talking about. Those two are the exact same card with a different design on the cooler.
do the drivers for these cards vary with manufacturer?
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Default Re: XFX 5850 or Sapphire 5850?

XFX is starting to make custom pcb cards again that make you end up with a cheaped out card, so go with the sapphire.
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Default Re: XFX 5850 or Sapphire 5850?

Either one will do. They are basically the same card with different stickers on the cooler.

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do the drivers for these cards vary with manufacturer?
Not really, just use the latest drivers available directly from ATI.
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XFX is starting to make custom pcb cards again that make you end up with a cheaped out card, so go with the sapphire.
XFX knows what they are doing

Get the XFX
double lifetime warrenty FTW
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Actually, they are cheaping out, putting only one crossfire plug and such.
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Actually, they are cheaping out, putting only one crossfire plug and such.
hows that being cheep?

how much more performance would you get when cross firing 3+ cards? not a whole lot...
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