View Full Version : Graphic Cards

22-07-2005, 02:25 PM
Is there any real difference between cards useing the same chipset (or whatever). That is , is there any real diff between say an asus radeon 9800 and a gibabyte radeon 9800 and an xxx radeon 9800. You get the idea. If they are all the same ,why the variations in price. Why isn't everyone useing the cheapest?

22-07-2005, 02:38 PM
Some us different RAM, some are just better quality, some come with different programs.

Some people like Honda some like Mazda but Daewoo is cheeper

22-07-2005, 04:31 PM
And some have better coolers on them.

22-07-2005, 04:45 PM
also some of the filters are better than others giving better pics at higher res and refresh rates.

22-07-2005, 04:52 PM
Oh !

22-07-2005, 05:37 PM
In other words you get what ya pay for.

Trevor :)

22-07-2005, 11:51 PM
I read that Sparkle cards are pretty good quality, but don't come with a software bundle, so are a fair bit cheaper.

Wether that is true, I do not know.

23-07-2005, 12:21 AM
I have a Sparkle brand video card,purely because they were first to market, In one shootout I read they were given a better build quality then all the big brand cards, though I would imagine the faults on teh others (mainly the fan mount being very poor) was soon rectifed.(this relates to the 6600gt btw)

And while it has been a solid performer,stable and benching very nicely it wouldn't be my first choice.

Probally just because of the name though, Just before I bought it I did tell one of the other regulers here that purchasing a Sparkle card was the first step towards growing a freddie moustache and hanging out in all-male bathhouses.....