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7600GT Palit or MSI ?

By Ossett
Jun 17, 2007
  1. Decided to buy a 7600GT for my aging pc and my nearest computer shop only has 2 manufacturers Palit and MSI.

    Can anyone recommend either of them, or tell me your horror stories, the prices are close and the cards seem to be identical so i'm having a tough time choosing.

    I'll leave it up to you guys to decide for me. Any links to sites that review and rate video card manufacturers would be highly appreciated also.

    Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    Palit, is that a knockoff company. I definately know of MSI, firstly, what's the price on these things so we know you're not getting ripped.
     
  3. Ossett

    Ossett TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

  4. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    Definately the msi, has a better warranty.
     
  5. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 710

    Go with the Palit, it has GDDR3
    MSI has GDDR2
    otherwise it's a tossup, GDDR3 is newer and better
     
  6. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    gddr3 is better, but msi's warranty is better and obviously he's not looking to have issues. I guess it is a tossup, the gddr3 will give you at most maybe 5fps depending on what game you're playing. Personally I like performance but I look for warranties too.
     
  7. Ossett

    Ossett TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    If I could get a few recommendations for Palit i'll go with it purely for the DDR3 but if both companies are largely unknown i'll have to go with the MSI for the warranty like ssbrada says.

    Still a few more days to go before I make my decision, i'll keep scouring the internet and checking back here, bound to find something out eventually about these manufacturers.
     
  8. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 710

    Take your time. I'm in the states and the only 7600GT's I found were XFX and Leadtek. There are more than that, but not for AGP. MSI's are around here but Palit not for what you're looking at. good luck
     
  9. k.jacko

    k.jacko TS Rookie Posts: 493

    My 7900gs is a palit. And although its not the same card and although you're probably not gonna overclock it, palit have a good rep for overclocking which kind of points towards decently built cards imho.
    ande DDR3 is plus too.
     
  10. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    yeah palit is geared towards overclocking, that's why the warranty sucks on it.
     
  11. k.jacko

    k.jacko TS Rookie Posts: 493

    yeah, i would imagine.
    But if you aint gonna overclock it, then it should last without problems.
     
  12. Ossett

    Ossett TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Thanks again folks, although i'm not interested in overclocking at the moment I do want a robust card that ain't going to be giving me grief. All I wanted to know is that other people have used these manufacturers and haven't had cards blow up on them after a month, so considering the ddr3 it looks like i'm going for the Palit :)

    You're all stars, thanks!
     
  13. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,715   +397

    I had a MSI Radeon 9600XT for a couple years without problems.

    Maybe pick the one that looks the coolest.
     
  14. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    Lol just what I was going to say SNGX ;)
     
  15. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,980   +362

    I like MSI as a brand so I tend to favor it but Nvidia will only partner with companies that will not screw up their reputation and adhere to certain standards. ATI too, for that matter. So, I think Palit should be okay as a brand or they wouldn't be around in the first place.
     
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