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Thread: "Powered by ATI" or "Built by ATI" ?




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    "Powered by ATI" or "Built by ATI" ?
    Which do you prefer ? And why !?
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    I think "Powered by" sounds better, for no particular reason.
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    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. ;)
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    I'd have to agree with Darthtanion, I think the 3rd party cards are better...usually...
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    Could swing both ways. Powered by cards can often have lower clock speeds so check out the specs first.:thumb:
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    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 ?
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    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.
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    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...
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    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

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    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:
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