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Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by drak3, 3 May 2006.

  1. drak3

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Jan 2006

    Posts: 1,509

    was browsing for a 1900xt and found the Sapphire ATI Radeon X1900 XT 512MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI to be at the same price with asus eax 1900xt.

    Asus seems to have some more extras with the board tho.

    How sapphire's board compared to others? Anything special about or just marketing schemas?
  2. Darkwave


    Joined: 25 Oct 2005

    Posts: 13,780

    To be fair, they're both the same hardware-wise, but with a different sticker on the cooler. I could be wrong, but I think that Sapphire let you choose two free games with coupons when you buy the X1900XT.
  3. welshtom


    Joined: 17 Aug 2004

    Posts: 3,463

    Location: Pencoed

    yea, 4 games and you choose 2, i think, i should know too i have the sapphire. :confused:
  4. Darkwave


    Joined: 25 Oct 2005

    Posts: 13,780

    Hehe. :D In that case, I would go for the Sapphire.
  5. easyrider


    Joined: 24 Dec 2005

    Posts: 39,769

    Location: Autonomy

    Asus offer a better warranty
  6. Darkwave


    Joined: 25 Oct 2005

    Posts: 13,780

    Easyrider is correct. The Sapphire warranty is 2 years and the Asus warranty is 3 years, if I recall correctly, so I guess Asus would be the way to go unless you don't plan to keep the card that long and/or prefer two free games instead. :)
  7. kevpuk


    Joined: 12 Jul 2005

    Posts: 2,995

    Location: Just over your shoulder

    Dunno much about the ASUS....but I have recently got the Sapphire and it is an excellent card :D ....as previously mentioned, think the only real difference in the hardware is the sticker on the heatsink......so, 3 yr warranty or 2 good games etc. ? BTW, my Sapphire seems to easily clock up - happily running @ 685/786 with no issues or volt changes......