Question Sapphire Nitro Rx590 vs Rx590Special Edition

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What is the difference between these? Is it only color? In my country they are at the same price. So which one should i choose?
 

hutchl

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Ive always favored Sapphire cards they tend to be the best AMD board partner, their cards tend to have the best mosfets, caps and memory.
 

COLGeek

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You want to supply a source to that claim? Because I've never had an issue with a Sapphire card. I have however had many issues with Powercolor and XFX cards.
There was a rash of Sapphire GPU failures with RX 580 and RX 590 GPUs over the holidays. One moderator had 3 such failures.

I, too, use and recommend Sapphire products. Never had any issues with them after MANY years of use. I still prefer Sapphire in spite of these recent occurrences.
 
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hutchl

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Ah, i see. Well every manufacture can have some issues every now and then. RTX Artifacts for example. But i would still trust a Sapphire over a PC or XFX.
 

Phazoner

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It's been a while since the latest failure rates comparison between assemblers was made, back in the AMD HD 7xxx series I think. There was only one brand worse than Sapphire that isn't even for sale here in Spain. Neither is Powercolor. XFX has also been a cheap, not highly recommended brand.

Anyways, nowadays I've seen many more cases of faulty Sapphire cards in spanish forums, like half of the opened threads about faulty cards are Sapphire cards. I guess this can't be taken as a rule but I am really not confident with this brand.
 

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