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Gigabyte or MSI RTX 2070 Super

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I plan on getting a new graphics card and I am currently looking at two cards in particular, Gigabyte Gaming OC RTX 2070 Super ($635) and the MSI Gaming X Trio RTX 2070 Super ($680).

The MSI one does cost about $50 more but it seems to be a higher quality product. I want to know if Gigabyte and MSI makes quality, trustworthy graphics card.

I've read many reviews saying the Gigabyte Gaming OC are very good cards but I've also read many comments about them having issues with fans breaking, fan rattling, coil whine, just overall quality being poor. I've also read people warning to avoid Gigabyte 10XX series card in general.

I haven't seen many reviews of MSI though so I am confused. So I would like any thoughts, comments, opinions of these two GPUs. I wouldn't mind paying $50 more for a much more trustworthy, higher quality product, but only if Gigabyte cards aren't as trustworthy as people say they are.

 

Edit: Theres also the Gigabyte Aorus RTX 2070 Super for the exact same cost as MSI X Trio as well as EVGA FTW3 Ultra and ASUS Dual RTX 2070 Super for $30 more but preferrably choose between the Gigabyte and MSI. Gigabyte vs MSI. Which brand is better for GPU in terms of quality?

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I’ve had a very good experience with MSI’s customer support and a mediocre experience with gigabytes. From my experience gigabyte is slow to get the problem solved and MSI wasn’t. I also really like EVGA for graphics cards. 

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Comparing coolers, Gaming X Trio competes with the Aorus cards rather than the Gaming OC.

 

37 minutes ago, MenSuRx said:

having issues with fans breaking, fan rattling, coil whine, just overall quality being poor.

As far as I know they use the same OEM for fans. Maybe the cost is different idk

 

37 minutes ago, MenSuRx said:

I've also read people warning to avoid Gigabyte 10XX series card in general.

They're ok imo, apart from Gigabyte fans getting loud at a lower RPM. They seem to compensate for this with more fans considering Gigabyte's 2070 and above are all 3 fan cards while other brand's entry 2070, 2080 and 2080Ti models start with 2 fans only.

 

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Edit: Theres also the Gigabyte Aorus RTX 2070 Super for the exact same cost as MSI X Trio as well as EVGA FTW3 Ultra and ASUS Dual RTX 2070 Super for $30 more but preferrably choose between the Gigabyte and MSI. Gigabyte vs MSI. Which brand is better for GPU in terms of quality?

EVGA if you care about customer service. Imo MSI is better than Gigabyte, but none of them hold a candle to EVGA


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Posted · Original PosterOP
16 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

Comparing coolers, Gaming X Trio competes with the Aorus cards rather than the Gaming OC.

 

EVGA if you care about customer service. Imo MSI is better than Gigabyte, but none of them hold a candle to EVGA

Well I do care about customer service but I also question how useful it would be when I'm in Australia. Also the EVGA FTW3 Ultra has a price premium of $75 compared to Gigabyte and $30 compared to MSI. Just wondering if that price premium is worth it over something like the MSI Gaming X Trio. I've never used either Gaming X or FTW3 series so i have no clue regarding their build quality.

I'm mostly concerned about Gigabytes card as there seems to be many people reporting problems especially problems with its fans.

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20 hours ago, MenSuRx said:

but I also question how useful it would be when I'm in Australia.

They do accept RMA in Australia... unless you mean you prefer the "accept my RMA or I'll send ginormous insects to your HQ" approach :P

 

20 hours ago, MenSuRx said:

Also the EVGA FTW3 Ultra has a price premium of $75 compared to Gigabyte and $30 compared to MSI. Just wondering if that price premium is worth it over something like the MSI Gaming X Trio.

Performance wise, no. If Gaming X Trio's asymmetric fan design triggers you, then yes.

 

20 hours ago, MenSuRx said:

I'm mostly concerned about Gigabytes card as there seems to be many people reporting problems especially problems with its fans.

I haven't got my RX 470 G1 Gaming's fans to fail before I sold it off, so no 1st experience on that

 

13 hours ago, MenSuRx said:

I guess the better comparison is MSI Gaming X Trio vs EVGA XC Ultra. Both cost exactly the same.

I like the XC Ultra more. Better looking front, 3 slot card carrying 3 PCIe slot covers (rather than 2 on many other cards that are clearly more than 2 slots thick), shorter so less sag


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