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Best ATI brand

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by mark90gizmo, 26 Apr 2009.

  1. mark90gizmo

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    HI
     
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  2. reflux

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    Asus by the looks of things, with 3 years. All the others are 2 or 1.
     
  3. mark90gizmo

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    Interesting, I am not sure to go ATI or nvidia - BFG offers a 10 year warranty which seems more worth the money.

    Any suggestions?
     
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    Visiontek, if you can get your hands on one. Lifetime warranty I think.

    Can't recall warranty but my experience of powercolour has been very good so far.
     
  5. mark90gizmo

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  6. LoadsaMoney

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    ^ Yeah i was just going to post that im sure theres a one that does a lifetime, could be those.
     
  7. icey_haj

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    Do you see yourself running the same card 10 years down the line?

    I wouldn't.
     
  8. reflux

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    Hmmm, 10 years is a good length of warranty but it's essentially useless - will you still be using the card regularly in 10 years? Even if you are, a replacement will cost next to nothing.

    I think the reason for these 1, 2 or 3 year warranties is they last the useful life of the card. So you should just go for the card with the best speed and cooler, over factors such as warranty length IMO.
     
  9. Spyke_UK

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    Are you planning on keeping your next GFX card forever? or not upgrading for 10 years?
    Realistically i don't see a long warranty on something that is upgraded so often a major selling point.
     
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    Think I read somewhere they're more easily available in the U.S. and iirc France.
     
  11. mark90gizmo

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  12. reflux

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    Not enough to warrant the extra amount the 4890 costs.