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[SOLVED] Weird Names for Graphic Cards

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I notice that since gfx cards have been in short supply, Newegg and others are selling some odd-ball brand names like Yeston, GPVHOSO, Maxsum, Zoneway, and more. Are these manufacturers worth taking a chance on? Reputable but just small footprint? Or are they to be dis-trusted?

Not looking for anything high end, just something for single-player gaming that allows for max graphics at 1080p.
 

Joseph_138

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I notice that since gfx cards have been in short supply, Newegg and others are selling some odd-ball brand names like Yeston, GPVHOSO, Maxsum, Zoneway, and more. Are these manufacturers worth taking a chance on? Reputable but just small footprint? Or are they to be dis-trusted?

Not looking for anything high end, just something for single-player gaming that allows for max graphics at 1080p.
Yeston makes a lot of weird, boutique cards, like cards based on anime or cartoon characters, and in weird colors that you normally wouldn't associate with video cards.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT-YSg1KkIQ
 
I'd say it depends on the following:
  • Does the company have a website? If they don't, then definitely hard pass.
  • What are they selling? If they're claiming it's something like a RTX 2060 but shoved in something that seems more appropriate for a GTX 1650 or 1660, I'll be very suspicious
  • How much are they selling it for? Obviously the phrase "too good to be true" rings loudly here
  • What's the build quality? If it looks like they slapped on an Intel stock cooler with a shroud, hard pass
  • What's the reviews like? I'd say focus on the negative reviews more than the positive ones, especially if the manufacturer responded in some way. And of course, see if the review looks like it was written by an actual person.
 

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Those are actually lesser-known GPU brands, and they are mostly popular in the local ASIAN market. Yeston and Maxsun brands are a bit okay-ish, when it comes to build quality, but I have not heard of GPVHOSO, and Zoneway before. You need to do some survey to check the reviews. if any for these brands.

This is Yeston's website.

http://www.yeston.net/index/index/english

MAXSUN:

http://www.maxsun.com.cn/en/
Thank you. But both of those are not (s)ecure websites as per my FF browser, and won't load unless I give it permission.
 

Joseph_138

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I notice that since gfx cards have been in short supply, Newegg and others are selling some odd-ball brand names like Yeston, GPVHOSO, Maxsum, Zoneway, and more. Are these manufacturers worth taking a chance on? Reputable but just small footprint? Or are they to be dis-trusted?

Not looking for anything high end, just something for single-player gaming that allows for max graphics at 1080p.
Yeston makes a lot of weird, boutique cards, like cards based on anime or cartoon characters, and in weird colors that you normally wouldn't associate with video cards.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT-YSg1KkIQ
 

box o rocks

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Yeston makes a lot of weird, boutique cards, like cards based on anime or cartoon characters, and in weird colors that you normally wouldn't associate with video cards.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT-YSg1KkIQ
Wow! That was definitely not on my radar. Thanks for the link. I may have to consider Yetson. Since I started this post though, it seems cards are suddenly more plentiful. (?)
Sadly, still way over MSRP from what they were pre-pandemic.
 

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