View Poll Results: Which one? Both 1gb 6850

Voters
12. You may not vote on this poll
  • XFX Dual Fan

    2 16.67%
  • Asus Direct CU

    10 83.33%
Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: XfX or Asus?

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    252
    Thanks
    30
    Thanked
    5 times in 5 posts

    XfX or Asus?

    XFX 6850 Dual Fan
    Vs.
    Asus 6850 Direct Cu

    Which is best?

    The dual fan looks better and seems like it has better cooling, but the Asus looks to perform better.

    I would like quiet, cool but still fast.

  2. #2
    Qualified Eye-Tician Iron Sights's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Hiding under a box
    Posts
    1,111
    Thanks
    142
    Thanked
    161 times in 78 posts
    • Iron Sights's system
      • Motherboard:
      • GA-970A-UDP3
      • CPU:
      • FX 8350
      • Memory:
      • 8GB DDR3 1600
      • Storage:
      • not enough
      • Graphics card(s):
      • R9 380
      • PSU:
      • XFX 450w
      • Case:
      • Antec 902
      • Operating System:
      • Win 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • Benq XL2411z 144Hz
      • Internet:
      • Rupert Murdock :(

    Re: XfX or Asus?

    what about warranty?

    asus AFAIK have 3yrs

    not sure about xfx and what their current warranty policy is in the UK


  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    252
    Thanks
    30
    Thanked
    5 times in 5 posts

    Re: XfX or Asus?

    Xfx have lifetime but I have seen using google they are terrible at sorting problems

  4. #4
    I'm Very Important
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    2,735
    Thanks
    307
    Thanked
    309 times in 277 posts
    • Domestic_Ginger's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3
      • CPU:
      • Phenom II X2 550
      • Memory:
      • 4GB DDR2
      • Storage:
      • F3 500gb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 5850
      • PSU:
      • Corsair 550vx
      • Case:
      • NZXT beta evo
      • Operating System:
      • W7
      • Monitor(s):
      • G2222HDL

    Re: XfX or Asus?

    Not sure the lifetime warranty applies outside the US.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    252
    Thanks
    30
    Thanked
    5 times in 5 posts

    Re: XfX or Asus?

    That could be an issue, i think i will go ASUS, my motherboard is ASUS so drivers may be a bit easier and less problems maybe, it may match better

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-a...i-i-dvi-d-hdmi

  6. #6
    Previously modd1uk Cornholio's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    948
    Thanks
    22
    Thanked
    21 times in 21 posts

    Re: XfX or Asus?

    Quote Originally Posted by Predator View Post
    That could be an issue, i think i will go ASUS, my motherboard is ASUS so drivers may be a bit easier and less problems maybe, it may match better

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-a...i-i-dvi-d-hdmi
    Just seen the other thread, good choice going Asus over XFX

    Andy

  7. #7
    HEXUS.social member Agent's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Internet
    Posts
    19,158
    Thanks
    732
    Thanked
    1,604 times in 1,043 posts

    Re: XfX or Asus?

    XFX - god no. Go ASUS.
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

  8. #8
    Admin (Ret'd)
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    18,481
    Thanks
    1,016
    Thanked
    3,208 times in 2,281 posts

    Re: XfX or Asus?

    It's just a personal view, but some of the things I've seen about XFX, mainly over support, mean I will not buy any of their products, period. They are on my "not with a bargepole" list.

  9. #9
    Previously modd1uk Cornholio's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    948
    Thanks
    22
    Thanked
    21 times in 21 posts

    Re: XfX or Asus?

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    It's just a personal view, but some of the things I've seen about XFX, mainly over support, mean I will not buy any of their products, period. They are on my "not with a bargepole" list.
    +1, Personal experience too..

    Wanna buy my XFX 4890 ? lol. Its not let me down...must be an asus with XFX logo on it :|

  10. #10
    Senior Member cptwhite_uk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    3,711
    Thanks
    430
    Thanked
    428 times in 310 posts
    • cptwhite_uk's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-Z77Z-UD3H
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5 3570k @ 4.2Ghz
      • Memory:
      • 16Gb DDR3 Corsair Vengeance LP 1600Mhz
      • Storage:
      • SanDisk Ultra II 960Gb SSD / 750Gb Samsung F1
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI Gaming X GTX1080 8Gb
      • PSU:
      • Corsair 550W VX
      • Case:
      • Fractal Design R4
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Home
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2713HM (2560x1440 IPS Panel)
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 200Mbps

    Re: XfX or Asus?

    Of the XFX products I've owned:

    8800GT Alpha Dog - had to underclock the memory to make it stable
    650i Ultra Motherboard - randomly wouldn't boot, even build out of case. Would apply overclock and then decide to fail 2 months down the line. Reset to defaults and it still won't boot. Apparently it was an overheating issue that affects lots of 650i Ultra boards.
    A friends 5870 would randomly get grey screen of death, sometimes after hours, sometimes after a few minutes in any game. Took weeks to arrange a return.

    I will never buy XFX again, and I would suggest anyone else do the same to be honest.

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Copenhagen, DK
    Posts
    1,893
    Thanks
    64
    Thanked
    100 times in 80 posts
    • Barrichello's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Maximus VII Ranger
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i7-4790 (3.60Ghz)
      • Memory:
      • 16GB
      • Storage:
      • 2 x (250GB) Samsung 840 EVO
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus Geforce GTX 770 (DC2OC 2GB GDDR5)
      • PSU:
      • Corsair 750HX
      • Case:
      • Fractal Design Define R4
      • Operating System:
      • Linux/Win 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • BenQ XL2720T
      • Internet:
      • 100MB/100MB

    Re: XfX or Asus?

    Asus! Only had 1 XFX item ever, it didn't work, and was a saga getting it resolved.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Asus M2N32-SLI PREMIUM VISTA Edition Ebuyer Happy Hour £54.99 ends 1pm
    By cicobuff in forum Retail Therapy and Bargains
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 04-08-2008, 04:58 PM
  2. Asus Motherboard 2 Year Warranty Question
    By Clunk in forum SCAN.care@HEXUS
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 02-08-2008, 01:32 PM
  3. ASUS P5W DH AND LIGHTSCRIBE DVD compatibility issue
    By julian.day17 in forum SCAN.care@HEXUS
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 22-10-2006, 02:18 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •