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    Reliable brands for Nvidia cards

    With EVGA exiting the market due to NVidia taking the pee out of their AIB partners, who of those left makes decent quality cards? For instance, I wouldn't touch XFX with a bargepole.
    I'm aware of the Graphics card warranties thread here: https://forums.hexus.net/graphics-ca...ally-look.html but I'm also interested in how well built they are for things like noise etc.

    Reason being, if Videocardz are correct https://videocardz.com/newz/nvidia-g...-retail-at-599 it looke likely that an RTX 4070 base price will be about £600. Yes it is far too much for a GFX card, yes NVidia are taking the pee, however I want to push more pixels in VR than my 3060 can handle and AMD don't have a great record with Eliteangerous.
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    Re: Reliable brands for Nvidia cards

    Hard to be sure, but retailer return rates such as: https://videocardz.com/newz/swiss-re...erboard-brands might help, though given the plethora of different models with OC states/cooling it's probably not wise to put reliability at the brand level. Instead, look for warranty and ease of return.

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    Re: Reliable brands for Nvidia cards

    FYI all RTX4090 are coil whine prone. Some people get lucky but most are having horrible issues. People have tried swapping mobos, psus etc, buying multiple cards from dif manufacturers. 4090 are very very whiney.

    Beyond that the usual build quality considerations apply. Best cards for temps seem to be Asus ROG, MSI Suprim, Aorus Master/Extreme. Asus TUF are usually pretty solid but not clocked as high. High end Zotac gets reasonable comments. Lower end does not, same with gigabyte non-Aorus, MSI ventus etc.

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    Re: Reliable brands for Nvidia cards

    I think all of the AIB brands have their ups and downs. Asus for example had problems a while ago with GPU coolers that weren't providing proper contact pressure, & the Gigabyte / Aorus Nvidia 30 series cards were quite unreliable with high return rates, apparently. I would prioritise length of warranty & ease of returns when choosing a card (after noise & performance, of course).

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    Re: Reliable brands for Nvidia cards

    I think the only brand I'd do as much research on as possible is Gigabyte. Had a bad run on their Aorus 1080 Ti's.
    Otherwise I can't think of a bad brand these days. nVidia have quite a hold on their partners right down the box art design, you'll notice they're no longer whacky like the good old days as Nvidia control their whole image. I don't think they'd allow for weak board designs. The recent issues are quite unique and complex that in my view don't make me blacklist brands like I used to, they just make me do more homework if a good deal has arisen

    Today I would happily consider the likes of XFX. I had a blindingly good inno3D 980 card that if one of their cards came up in the future I'd be all for it.

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    Re: Reliable brands for Nvidia cards

    Quote Originally Posted by AGTDenton View Post
    Otherwise I can't think of a bad brand these days. nVidia have quite a hold on their partners right down the box art design, you'll notice they're no longer whacky like the good old days as Nvidia control their whole image.
    I'm not so sure about that..


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    Re: Reliable brands for Nvidia cards

    The aorus cards seem to do ok sfaik, the problem seems to be with the cheaper Gigabyte windforce/OC models. My 3070 Aorus Master (rev 1 - no LHR) has been rock solid.

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    Re: Reliable brands for Nvidia cards

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    I'm not so sure about that..

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