View Poll Results: Who do you think makes the best NVIDIA graphics cards?

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  • Gigabyte

    4 2.40%
  • eVGA

    54 32.34%
  • ASUS

    92 55.09%
  • MSI

    15 8.98%
  • Zotac

    2 1.20%
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  1. #41
    ROG Member Array MartinDraganov PC Specs
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    I've been wondering what ASUS is doing as far as the graphics card area of gaming. Correct me if I am wrong but I have a feeling that ASUS used to have the best and fastest cards several years ago. Nowadays, I feel like they are lagging behind. That is of course my personal opinion but I will try to explain why I feel that is so. Every time a new card hits the market, ASUS is not the first to come out with a special cooler. The clock speeds are also lagging behind significantly when compared to other brands. Freshest example - the Poseidon card. Granted, it is a new way to cool your card but other companies have been out with GHz cards for a while now and why would anyone really want to purchase a card that is $100 more expensive (according to some people on the forums... i expect it to be more than that) than a regular 780. Also, the MARS760 - as cool as that card is, and I would love to get my hands on one, i can't justify a $150 premium just because it has a glowing MARS logo on it. MARS is also 2x2GB when it could easily have been a beast which would justify the extra cash if it was 2x4GB. That being said, I feel like ASUS is a bit slow to the market and has been taking the easy way out, relying heavily on the already existing cult of ROG'ers.
    P.S. I almost picked up an EVGA SC ACX for xmas for $500 which is clocked at 967MHz out of the box. I would have had to buy a backplate (another $25) but it still ends up being cheaper than the $550 OC card from ASUS (a mere 889MHz clock). I do love playing around and OC'ing the GPU but it's kinda nice to know you're getting another 5-10% performance increase right out of the box. I seriously hope ASUS steps it up and at least matches the performance of EVGA cards roughly at the same time as those are released. I won't even bring up Galaxy's HOF cards. Seriously though... ASUS=EVGA>MSI>Galaxy>Zotac, etc. Or at least that's how I feel it SHOULD be.

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    I've owned ATI back in the 8500 days and jumped to BFG nVidia 285, then EVGA nVidia 465, 580, 670ftw and recently today got a Gigabyte 780ti GHz ed. The reason I passed up Asus was OC'ing percentage out of the box, not quality per say. EVGA has serious coil whine issues presently with their ACX cards including Classified so I abandon them. Asus, Gigabyte and MSI were under my radar as good quality cards. Gigabyte only won out due to it's OC out of box.

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    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array kshafe777 PC Specs
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    Palit Microsystems makes the best cards...

    http://www.kitguru.net/components/gr...p-ultra-hd-4k/
    Last edited by kshafe777; 01-12-2014 at 05:35 AM.

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    I've owned a lot of eVGA and MSI cards in the past, but my more recent builds have been been including more Asus stuff, including video cards.

    They are priced nicely, and I have found they are much more durable then other brands.

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    I've never owned an asus vga but I will say this they are one of the best looking cards out..
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    I thought i would post here as a total newbie.
    I cant really add much to the comparison part of this but i just bought a gigabyte GTX780 GHz edition.
    Knowing pretty much nothing about graphics cars i went for one that looked nice (had the backplate installed and it was also the 'fastest' or most overclocked one i could see.
    I also made sure i could get water colling plates for it as i want to go this way in the future.

    From reading the replieshere it appears that gigabyte is not one of the top cards so maybe i will come unstuck at a later time although it seems to be working well at the moment.

    Thanks

    EDIT : After a bit more research it seems the watercooling options for the GHz edition are very limited so i may have made an expensive mistake on that front.
    Last edited by redlinezak; 05-22-2014 at 03:51 PM. Reason: Actually did some research

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    Really like my ASUS GTX760-DC2OC-2GD5 cards, which are in SLI. They've been holding up well in Diablo 3 and games like Skyrim, with all the graphic options maxed out. I even like that the cards come preoverclocked from ASUS, even though it isn't that high of an overclock.
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    I Have A ASUS GTX 670 DCII Top Card in my current Rig And I just Like it
    I used to have an other Asus Card But it Died ... Problems with My old Mainboard (Witch I Now Replaced with An ASUS RIVBE)
    The Card Was Replaced Quickand easy with A similar Priced card (ASUS GTX 670 DCII Top)

    I Had A LOT of Different Graphics Cards over the years ... Lot of Diamond Cards and even A Few 3DFX Cards

    For my previous build Witch was quite a while ago) I Got Myself A EVGA 8800GT SSC witch was a nice card for around the €500
    But unforgettably it seemed to be Clocked at Stock 8800GT Speed Witch made me RMA it to EVGA
    After some time went by they Finally send me a Replacement ... A 8800GTX (the new G92 Version)
    You might think that I was happy with That and at that Time ... I might have been A bit ...
    However Just Before I Wanted to Build My New Rig The 8800GTX Broke ...
    So ... Since this was a Card with 10 Year Warranty it was another RMA To EVGA
    So ... I Expected to get A Card that was Equal or Better than the Card I Bought
    and Also would at that time be in Line with the type of Card I Actually Bought
    So I Expected EVGA to send me A High end card witch ...

    Trust me ... If nowadays I Walk into Somebody Who works for that ****ing Company I Will Probably Want to Kill the Mother****er
    There Warranty is So Danm Horrible ... I Recommend Everybody to Never Ever Buy EVGA There Crap

    They had the Darn Guts To Send me A Mid Range card ... And Not a very good one ether
    A GTX460 with 768MB of Vram and a Tiny little cooler on it that blows air over it (Unlike the EE Version)
    This is also A FPB Version Witch means that with A Patch It will be running a Little Bit Faster and Make the FAN Run Higher than 70%
    Witch to me makes no sense at all (Especially that the cooling Fan Could never run Higher than 70% at all)
    And the Worst part of it all is That I have Actually got a version that is Listed to be Patched With The FPB Patch However On Mine it doesn't Work

    It's still under warranty ... However I have not Tried to Request An other RMA For it
    The Simple reason for this is that I Actually Don't Know What Kind of Garbage They will send me back
    Maybe I should just ask for A Refund

    So To Put it short ...
    - They Sold me A Stock Overclocked SSC Card That Was not running at the overclocked Speeds
    - They made me wait a few months before they got me a Replacement
    - The New card Eventually died
    - The Card That I had Got Replaced by a cheap Midrange Card witch till today doesn't function up to its Specs

    I Just hope Nobody else Get Screwed by EVGA
    I Just Should have bought A ASUS or MSI Card back Then (I Actually Have A MSI Geforce 6xxx Series Card That Actually still works)
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