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E^vol
03-11-2003, 05:50 AM
"Powered by ATI" or "Built by ATI" ?
Which do you prefer ? And why !?

Mr.Tweak
03-11-2003, 07:27 AM
I think "Powered by" sounds better, for no particular reason.

Darthtanion
03-11-2003, 09:40 AM
I prefer the "Powered By" since it allows other manufacturers to add in extra goodies to set themselves apart from the masses. This can sometimes be very beneficial to the end user. ;)

minibubba
03-11-2003, 01:38 PM
I'd have to agree with Darthtanion, I think the 3rd party cards are better...usually...

rugbydude
03-11-2003, 02:07 PM
Could swing both ways. Powered by cards can often have lower clock speeds so check out the specs first.:thumb:

E^vol
03-11-2003, 07:41 PM
I was thinking "Built by ATI" for the added stabilty and clock speeds.
But "Powered by ATI" can offer better cooling solutions and added features.
What about driver support / compatibilty ?

Darthtanion
03-11-2003, 08:02 PM
There aren't any driver support issues since the third party manufacturers still have to abide by the ATI standards. This ensures that standard drivers will work fine for these cards.

E^vol
03-12-2003, 12:32 AM
Really ? But that would make sense..!?!?!
I guess I'd buy a 3rd party card for the extra cooling that is often found on these cards, but after my PowerColor card, I'm not so sure...

RDR
03-12-2003, 01:23 AM
I think it comes down to which PBA card maker we're talking about...I might take a Visiontek, MSI or Hercules card over an ATi BBA...but not a Joytech, Sapphire or Powercolor

E^vol
03-12-2003, 02:48 AM
I am tempted...A nice big heatsink+fan sounds good. But I still have reservations...I'm gonna have to think about this one...:steam: