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Difference between GPU brands

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by LukeMurtagh1995, 5 May 2019.

  1. LukeMurtagh1995


    Joined: 25 Sep 2018

    Posts: 150

    Hello everyone,

    I am currently thinking about upgrading my GPU and I am looking at both of these:

    They are both RTX 2080Tis but one is an MSI Gaming X Trio and the other is an ASUS ROG Strix OC one. My question is this: what is the difference between them? They appear to have the same statistics, although the ASUS is slightly larger, taking up three slots compared to the 2.5 slots taken up by the MSI one. Is ASUS simply considered the better and more valuable brand? Granted there is only £50 difference but I don’t see a point in spending more money than needed, especially on an already expensive card. I’m not at all bothered by RGB lighting so that won’t really impact my decision one way or their other.

    Thanks for reading!
  2. Nasher


    Joined: 22 Nov 2006

    Posts: 17,771

    Asus like to charge more, because reason no one has figured out yet.

    Quite often they aren't as good as the cheaper alternatives. Also their support is some of the worst.

    MSI aren't that great either tbh. EVGA are the ones to get for Nvidia cards.
    Last edited: 5 May 2019
  3. Kelt


    Joined: 14 Nov 2007

    Posts: 11,347

    Location: With the færies wearing black cherries for rings

    Pick the Asus because of their brilliant after service!

    Oh, wait...