Who makes the best AMD cards?

Conman

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So I'm sure a lot of team green is looking at AMD for the first time in years. What brands should we be looking at? Who stands behind their warranty? Stick with a reference card? Help appreciated.
 
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MrGuvernment

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What makes Sapphire the best versus the others? Why is any one brand better than another?
 

whateverer

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What makes Sapphire the best versus the others? Why is any one brand better than another?

They were one of the original builders for ATI self-branded cards. Once they allowed 3rd-parties, Sapphire became their own brand.

https://techreport.com/news/4196/ati-to-certify-third-party-graphics-boards/

They have generally high build quality like Asus, but if anything goes wrong, good luck getting any warranty support.

Best warranty support on AMD is XFX (but due to cost-cutting, their designs are highly-variable in quality, so do your research first).
 
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Gideon

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XFX is a good second choice behind Sapphire. If you want to water cool tho go for a reference design.
 

somebrains

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XFX is a good second choice behind Sapphire. If you want to water cool tho go for a reference design.

Ive had mixed results with XFX customer service.
This was back when we were buying them by the 24ct for display servers for HBO and Universal.
Not like I was mining on them, the purchase orders and ship to addresses were pretty clear.
 
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