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Asus no longer the biggest graphics card OEM

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 Apr 2013 19:31 User comments (5)

Asus no longer the biggest graphics card OEM Asus, long the manufacturing leader of graphics cards, has quietly fallen to third in the market.
PALiT and PC Partner moved into first and second place, respectively.

While PALiT does most of its sales under its own brand name, it also builds cards under the brands Galaxy, Gainward, Yuan, Vvikoo, Daytona and XpertVision. PALiT only sells cards using Nvidia GPUs.

PC Partner does not sell using its own name, and brands completely under the "Zotac" and "Sapphire" names. Sapphire uses only AMD chips and Zotac only Nvidia.

Fourth place was taken by MSI and fifth by Gigabyte, the popular motherboard makers.

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5 user comments

121.4.2013 23:44

Never heard of them...

226.4.2013 22:28

lol

Useful info on who owns what though!

327.4.2013 6:47

Originally posted by omendata:
lol
Useful info on who owns what though!


Originally posted by cart0181:
Never heard of them...
Indeed, I know of Gainward... even had one of their cards... thought they'd folded. I've heard of PALiT and Sapphire.

I'm surprised MSI weren't first as being cheapest they are usually built into shop commissioned rigs. Once bitten, I'll never get any of their stuff again... poorly made.

I won't buy a Gigabyte board anymore either but their GFX cards are a different story.

I've never bought an Asus GFX card as I consider them overpriced and I'll never touch their motherboards again unless I have no choice. Other stuff from Asus is ok like their laptops.


Its a lot easier being righteous than right.

DSE VZ300-
Zilog Z80 CPU, 32KB RAM (16K+16K cartridge), video processor 6847, 2KB video RAM, 16 colours (text mode), 5.25" FDD

427.4.2013 17:10

Yeah have to agreee Gigabyte used to be one of the holy grail of motherboards but not anymore.

I just upgraded my pc for the first time in 5 years to an Asrock FM2A75 Pro board and I have been mightily impressed - once they were regarded as el cheapo but I find them to be extremely reliable for any customer I build Its the one I now recommend!

527.4.2013 17:36

Originally posted by omendata:
Yeah have to agreee Gigabyte used to be one of the holy grail of motherboards but not anymore.

I just upgraded my pc for the first time in 5 years to an Asrock FM2A75 Pro board and I have been mightily impressed - once they were regarded as el cheapo but I find them to be extremely reliable for any customer I build Its the one I now recommend!

Yup, Asrock is what I'd recommend nowadays too.

Just built a rig for a kid using a an Asrock Z77 Extreme4, very good value, yet to turn it on though. Haha.


PS: put in the 4gig DDR5 Gigabyte N670OC GFX.

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.

DSE VZ300-
Zilog Z80 CPU, 32KB RAM (16K+16K cartridge), video processor 6847, 2KB video RAM, 16 colours (text mode), 5.25" FDD

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