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Just a open conversation about your prefered GPU brand.

 

I browse alot at newegg.ca and the only Gpu available are Zotac. All other brand are Out of Stock.

 

Is Zotac better at distribution/production?

 

or do people prefer not to buy Zotac product and wait for Msi, Gigabyte or Asus.

 

I currently have a Zotac GTX 650 Ti 2Gb and I'm quite pleased with it.

 

I'm eager to upgrade to a GTX 970 sometime near X-mas, and I'm looking for a reason to keep buying Zotac or try another brand.

 

 

What are your thoughts on Zotac? their Customer Service? their products?

 

Thank you LTT.

 

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I don't know much about them, but the stuff I have heard doesn't make them sound like a terrible brand. As far as I am concerned they should be just as good as anyone else, they just aren't as popular as Asus, MSI, or Gigabyte.

 

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Zotac is totally fine. I don't know much about their customer support though.

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Zotac is to Nvidia as XFX is to AMD.

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Zotac, Gainward, Galaxy, Inno3D,... aren't as well-known as MSI, Asus, Gigabyte or EVGA so people will prefer them over not-so-famous brand

 

But AFAIK Zotac is totally fine, when I first bought their GTX760 for the price of an R9 270X, I heard people say that they tend to get hot, but at 37 celsius idle and around 65 ~ 70 celsius gaming, I don't see why they are bad

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Zotac makes decent cards

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Might be that people dont really like their design. Usually lots of orange and grey - doesn't really fit many builds.

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Gainward is something like them, not so popular but still very good. Some of the best cards I owned were Gainward, they endured the test of time over and over again, a friend of mine still has his Gainward 8600GT GS GLH (Golden Sample, Goes Like Hell) and it runs like a charm. While my old Gainward GTS 250 1GB still runs after 5 years of ACTIVE gaming, 2 years at my pc, 3 years at my friends PC.

Point of the story is: Just because it's not a popular brand, doesn't mean it's bad.

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Zotac is actually a really good brand, especially considering the price. However they're not that popular because it's not a "mainstream" brand like EVGA, Gigabyte, Asus, etc

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Thanks alot everyone for your contribution!!

 

 

Might be that people dont really like their design. Usually lots of orange and grey - doesn't really fit many builds.

I agree but...this 970 Amp! is really sexy!

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Zotac makes decent cards

 

It's just too bad their custom cards are fugly.

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It's just too bad their custom cards are fugly.

I like the orange. Red/black is getting too cliche

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I've never really heard them take a pounding by someone for being crap, they make good cards but aren't thought of as a premium brand. I think a lot of people are put off by the design.

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Thanks alot everyone for your contribution!!

 

 

I agree but...this 970 Amp! is really sexy!

That IS sexy. *drools*

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That IS sexy. *drools*

 

Its fine color wise, but the fact that it sticks out so much on the size is a big no-no for me.

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Its fine color wise, but the fact that it sticks out so much on the size is a big no-no for me.

I like big cards and I cannot lie...

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At least Zotac cards work properly

Yeah, never did like XFX. I usually stick to Sapphire or Diamond.

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Just a open conversation about your prefered GPU brand.

 

I browse alot at newegg.ca and the only Gpu available are Zotac. All other brand are Out of Stock.

 

Is Zotac better at distribution/production?

 

or do people prefer not to buy Zotac product and wait for Msi, Gigabyte or Asus.

 

I currently have a Zotac GTX 650 Ti 2Gb and I'm quite pleased with it.

 

I'm eager to upgrade to a GTX 970 sometime near X-mas, and I'm looking for a reason to keep buying Zotac or try another brand.

 

 

What are your thoughts on Zotac? their Customer Service? their products?

 

Thank you LTT.

Customer is lackluster, but other than that they're fine. I think the main issue people have with them is teh fact that their cards are large and...orange

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Its fine color wise, but the fact that it sticks out so much on the size is a big no-no for me.

Haha I wouldn't get that anyway, I use laptops xD. It just looks sexy. *drools*

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Zotac and Sapphire are both owned by pc partner company so quality is surely great. I email customer support before buying and the reply was fast. I have no regrets buying zotac.  They usually have smaller cards with standard models. And very big models for oc cards. Just choose which model you like before buying.

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well, i've had my zotac 780ti amp! edition for about 6 months now, runs just fine! and the funny thing is that before that card i had a MSI 670 with stock clocks and it was as unstable like a drunk russian on a boat.....

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