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JJJJJ
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?

Rob99
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

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

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

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

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

Trevor :)

mejobloggs
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.

Metla
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.....