Posted this in the Graphics sub forum but there's tumble weed floating around there at the moment.
I'm planning on buying a second AMD card for xfire and have a few questions.
The card I have is the MSI version, I was looking at this AMD version for the second card.
My understanding is that the reference cards are made exactly to AMD specs in the same factory (TMSC?), then sends them to partners like Sapphire and Asus who puts their stickers on, boxes and then sells them. Is this about right?
I'm concerned about the quality of the cheaper cards, if they have to meet the reference design but can use any components they want-do they cut corners with the components on the boards to reduce costs? I think this maybe OK at stock but could mean they won't overclock well?
Thing is it's a €79 difference, but is it worth it to go with a more well known manufacturer? Anyone any info on the AMD cards?
I did google this thoroughly, but seems to be a lot of different answers, mainly based on opinions 7 can't find any decent articles about it.