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Is Gigabyte a reliable brand for Graphics Cards?

#11NicodimusPosted 9/7/2013 12:23:39 AM
I own the 4gb version of that card. Only had it about 3 weeks, but so far so good. I like how Gigabyte cards normally have 3 fans instead of 2. They don't have to ramp up as high to move the same amount of air as a card with only 2 fans.
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#12SuperemppuPosted 9/7/2013 12:41:22 AM
I have a 7950 windforce3, the first revision of it. The stock cooler profile is quite aggressive and it was a bit loud for my tastes, but kept the card very cool at stock 900/1250@1.092V settings. I've changes the clocks to 1050/1300@1.175V And changed the cooler profile so that the card keeps at reasonable temperatures, but is quieter than stock. =D Gets up to 80C on a hot day under artificial stress, which is perfectly fine for me. On a regular 20C room temp and while gaming, rarely breaks 70C.
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#13Snuckie7Posted 9/7/2013 1:36:54 AM
k debonair posted...
as far as nvidia cards go, all brands are the same physically, unless they go above and beyond basic requirements.

nvidia ensures that each manufacturer meets the same basic specs and meets the same quality requirements. manufacturers can use higher quality parts, but aren't allowed to use lesser.

unless a particular manufacturer used higher quality parts, the only difference between manufacturers is price and warranty.


Although this is true, it doesn't tell you all that much because Nvidia's reference designs usually suck.
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