Compare brand for new RX 6800

1 : Anonymous2021/09/16 13:22 ID: ppd7h7

Hi, because of Covid, 1st batch of RX 6800 came to our domestic market so late. I just wonder any guru or any website compare brand of GPU? I have choice between Asus TUF, Strix; Giga Gaming OC; MSI Trio; Sapphire Nitro+ and Pwc Red Devil. All are same price range at $1000 +- $30. What should i get? Dont tell me blind buy =)) Thank you

2 : Anonymous2021/09/16 13:41 ID: hd2sw5h

Powercolor, sapphire, or reference

ID: hd301w4

PowerColor cards tend to go a bit overboard on the Red Dragon/Devil aesthetic, but their performance and reliability tends to be pretty solid. I was going to go with them for my current build, but when I had the money together to actually buy the card they were out of stock.

Sapphire are kind of the AMD GPU kings. IIRC they even helped design the Reference RX 6000 cards. They're not greedy, so they tend to go for the chips with mid-to-high-tier binning, and they have a pretty good handle on how to squeeze the absolute maximum performance out of AMDs silicon without it becoming unstable.

For Reference cards, you can't really go wrong there. Regardless of who manufactured it, since they were given very little play room in terms of the specs of those cards. The only issue I can think of is that their binning is kind of a mystery. It's very much dependent on the silicon lottery whether you get one that has good boosting/OC behavior.

ID: hd39p18

I'll also add that I (anecdotally of course) had a good experience with Power Colors RMA recently with a 590 that was within a month of the end of it's warranty

ID: hd3fcdl

While this is all true I personally just like the quality of power colors cards the best. And I like the designs they use. I have a 6600xt hellhound and Love it

ID: hd42jt8

i settled on wanting the asus tuf. how is their customer service compared to powercolor and sapphire?

ID: hd42won

Its pretty good in my experience but your mileage may vary

3 : Anonymous2021/09/16 13:35 ID: hd2s3gz

Sapphire or Reference.

4 : Anonymous2021/09/16 13:35 ID: hd2s5od

Imo given current conditions, just get whatever is cheapest. Or whichever one looks the coolest. I think the Red Devil has the best cooler but they're all pretty close.

5 : Anonymous2021/09/16 15:56 ID: hd3ci9e

Okay i dont have much experience about AMD gpu. And I ll try silicon lottery with the most referential - Sapphire. Thx nc guys =))

6 : Anonymous2021/09/16 16:08 ID: hd3e8p2

Sapphire of Powercolor.

I have Ref 6800, amazing card also quiet.

7 : Anonymous2021/09/16 15:53 ID: hd3byuv

If you buy Asus get the ROG Strix versions I have and never had any issues with them.

Sapphire is the only other brand I have purchased and have had the best performance with the nitro versions.

Just my personal experiences but STRIX and Sapphire nitro are the only GPU non-reference brands I'm willing to buy.

8 : Anonymous2021/09/16 16:01 ID: hd3d7p2

I love my Sapphire 5700 XT Nitro + and if I had chance to get a Sapphire 6800 I'd bite your hand off for it....

9 : Anonymous2021/09/16 16:12 ID: hd3evpk

The Powecolor Red Devil or the XFX Merc are the best options for this generation.

That being said I got an MSI Gaming X as it was cheaper by 100€ at the time.

10 : Anonymous2021/09/16 16:22 ID: hd3gcm0

In my experience with AMD cards in general, Sapphire are the longest lasting most trouble free and reliable cards out there. High quality components and builds. Never had an issue with over heating. Power consumption has been as advertised. TBH I can't recall seeing a failed one IRL either. Sapphire has a singular focus on AMD cards and is considered the premiere AIB partner.

I don't wish to disparage the others but the only anecdote that comes to mind was Bryan at TechYesCity on YT took a failed card to MSI when he was in Taiwan and had it repaired under warranty. IIRC it wasn't new but still covered and the repair job was perfect. I consider this a positive in their favor.

11 : Anonymous2021/09/16 21:36 ID: hd4qipc

I wanted a 2 slot for my sff case, so went with reference card. I believe the PowerColor Fighter is also 2 slot


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