I've narrowed down my choice in cards to the R9 390 series for my build, and I was just wondering between these two brands which do you guys prefer and why? And is there another brand to consider or not? Or does it boil down to whichever you can get the cheapest?
PC will be used for streaming and gaming mostly but I do dabble in some stuff with pictures and might venture to video later on......
ASUS's cooler had issues with the old 290 series, the heatpipes didn't make proper contact and the temps reached the 90s like the stock cooler despite it not being a reference cooler. And from what's been shown they haven't bothered to change the cooler. so the same issue exists with the 300 series.
You cannot go wrong with your choice, everybody has there preferences, i choose XFX because i love the warranties that they give even on OC'd GPU's, the elegant style of their cards.
Sapphire and AMD are bff's and Sapphire always gets the good stuff early, however ASUS regardless of the shorter dev time does fantastic work and those two companies probably make the best cards performance wise so just choose the one that best fits your styles s
i am getting a GPU next month, and i was going to get the 970, but the 390 looks really good. I am also considering the Sapphire Nitro (Basically Tri-X) 390. Only thing that has kept me on the fence has been some driver issues people have been having. ill do more research next month. I think most of the problems were due to old drivers already being installed.
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I'm going to reply with a NO on Sapphire purely based on the RMA process they have in place is awful. The RMA company they use has not updated their website for 2015 standards in ever. I'm surprised it hasn't been hit horribly with DDoS and what not. It doesn't have to be fancy, but ew... http://www.althon.com/main.htm
In the future I'll be buying ASUS or XFX, or hell just Radeon for that sweet sweet water cooled awesomeness of the Fury X.
From what I can tell, unless someone can provide a link. I don't see an issue with the current 300 series Asus cards.
I was looking at that MSI model too, but there have been complaints in some reviews on retail sites about the noise of the fans and how hot the unit runs........ might want to further look into that before making your purchase.