We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
 
Contact Forum Editor

Send an email to our Forum Editor:


PLEASE NOTE: Your name is used only to let the Forum Editor know who sent the message. Both your name and email address will not be used for any other purpose.

Tech Helproom


It's free to register, to post a question or to start / join a discussion


 

Which Mfr Brand of PCI Express Cards are best


Audio~~Chip
Resolved

Likes # 0

Who would you say makes a good PCI Express Graphics Card ? I know there are Saphire probably the biggest name, Power colour, MSI, Gigabyte, Asus, but is one brand better than another. Or are they all the same at the end of the day with different coolers on?

Thanks

Like this post
northumbria61

Likes # 1

There are some reviews for you to read here enter link description here In my opinion they are all pretty much the same nowadays and probably all made in Thailand.

Like this post
KRONOS the First

Likes # 1

They are certainly not all the same, in fact they can be the same model but still be different. Like most things in life you get what you pay for.In GPU's case quality of components,the quietness of the cooling,the effectiveness of the cooler, so that the fan will not reach full speed just because the the game you are playing is graphic intensive. Whether a card can be overclocked easily or if indeed there is any room for over-clocking.

There are many facets to consider if you are a gamer, particularly if you play the modern FPS'ers. I'm a Sapphire man myself but equally happy with XFX or Gigabyte it depends on what I am looking for,what each manufacturer is offering and to a lesser degree price.

Like this post
northumbria61

Likes # 0

I was referring to Brands (Manufacturers) without going into the technicalities.

Like this post
KRONOS the First

Likes # 0

northumbria61

My post was in response to the OP and am puzzled as to why you should think it was directed at you.

Like this post
northumbria61

Likes # 1

Chronus - I didn't think that for one moment. I don't know enough about the technicalities of Graphics cards but the manufacturers that Audio~~Chip mentioned are all up there with the best - in my opinion.

I was pleased to see your contribution regarding the differences. I read most posts on here and I always value your input/solutions to problems. A mere misunderstanding quickly forgotten.

Like this post
Audio~~Chip

Likes # 0

Thanks northumbria61 & Chronus !

I am on the right path then with picking out good brand, seems Sapphire have a big market and XFX close, Asus known for good motherboards seem to have less PCI Express card about nowadays.

Thanks to both of you, as long as the card has a decent Memclock etc carn't go far wrong.

Like this post  

Reply to this topic

This thread has been locked.



IDG UK Sites

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date, price and specs 2014

IDG UK Sites

iPhone 5s review: why the iPhone 5s is still the best phone you can buy in 2014

IDG UK Sites

Passwords don't work: here's four ways to fix them

IDG UK Sites

Developers get access to more Sony camera features