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    QOTW: Which AIB makes the best graphics cards?

    Looking beyond the GPU itself, which firm gets board design and cooling spot on?
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    Re: QOTW: Which AIB makes the best graphics cards?

    I mean the answer for this is the same as basically all the other QOTW like this. It depends on the specific model number more than it does the brand.

    I would say for the case of AMD, Sapphire has always been rock solid though.

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    Re: QOTW: Which AIB makes the best graphics cards?

    EVGA or Sapphire depending on Nvidia or GPU.

    Now how long did it take to line up all of those GPUs?
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    Re: QOTW: Which AIB makes the best graphics cards?

    They're all pretty good these days, tbh.

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    Re: QOTW: Which AIB makes the best graphics cards?

    EVGA for NVidia cards due to their warranty remaining in-tact if you remove the stock cooler to replace with a waterblock.
    Asus's Poseidon models are fabulous, however they always come out so late in the cycle that I cannot justify spending the premium they command, especially knowing that a new model is just around the corner.

    AMD - Have owned relatively few brands compared to vs NVidia. Powercolour, MSI and Sapphire - Sapphire seem to be the best of that bunch, but only because of the their inclusion of legacy (DVI) port on their 480s, which were missing from the reference models.
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    Re: QOTW: Which AIB makes the best graphics cards?

    Sapphire for AMD, and EVGA for Nvidia, followed by MSI. ASUS are just massively overpriced for both.

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    Re: QOTW: Which AIB makes the best graphics cards?

    Quote Originally Posted by mazty View Post
    Sapphire for AMD, and EVGA for Nvidia, followed by MSI. ASUS are just massively overpriced for both.
    I agree with that. Asus usually have fancier designs and use more metal though.
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    Re: QOTW: Which AIB makes the best graphics cards?

    My Sapphire R9 280 lets me run three non-DP monitors without needing an active DP adapter which nothing else similar offered. Having had three XFX DP-DVI adapters fail on me in the past, I think features like that make Sapphire stand out.
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    Re: QOTW: Which AIB makes the best graphics cards?

    I use nvidia, and for me, the best AIB is asus. I had ASUS Strix OC gtx 970... very cool, quiet and very fast card, now I have ASUS Strix oc GTX 1070... quieter, way faster than gtx 970, and it has ASUS rgb
    I am kinda an asus fan for gpus, but I also like EVGA

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    Re: QOTW: Which AIB makes the best graphics cards?

    I prefer MSI Gaming graphics cards. The fans are silent or run at a full stop when below certain temps. The accompanying MSI Afterburner is also a fantastic tool.

    Anyone remember the manufacturer that offered free upgrade if a new card came out within 90 days ... or the one that provided 10 years warranty ?

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    Re: QOTW: Which AIB makes the best graphics cards?

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    Re: QOTW: Which AIB makes the best graphics cards?

    Quote Originally Posted by MLyons View Post
    EVGA or Sapphire depending on Nvidia or AMD.
    Amended for you! I just came here to say this.

    Interestingly, they both sit in either camp and don't stray into the other.

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    Re: QOTW: Which AIB makes the best graphics cards?

    Either ASUS or Zotac. Currently have a Zotac 1070 Amp! Edition and works great.
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    Re: QOTW: Which AIB makes the best graphics cards?

    EVGA for Nvidia. Just picked up a 1080 for 410 USD, which includes their Step-Up program. So if I want to, I can update to the 2080 for just the difference in retail which is cool. Also the waterblock thing, and the 3-year warranty.

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    Re: QOTW: Which AIB makes the best graphics cards?

    Been quite happy with the Sapphire AMD cards i've had. Next one will be from them too.

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    Re: QOTW: Which AIB makes the best graphics cards?

    For me personally I usually go with EVGA as they don't invalidate the warranty when you fit a water-block.

    As I always run all my GPU's watercooled from minute one they are usually my go to brand.

    Otherwise it is usually MSI, I won't buy another Asus GPU as I have always had problems with them.

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