Sapphire x1900xt OEM vs ATI x1900xt Retail

JPB

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That and oem is white box...retail has a branded box....maybe minus a few cables or something, or like he said...minus bundled software...I think
 

Demoth

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I think the ATI 8500 was the last time there was an actual performance difference between a retail and OEM card. Only when a card is OCed by the manufacturer or if you plan on OCing and one card has a better copper HS would it really make a difference. However, if a retail version has a game you want included for a price difference lesser then the game itself, then that is a factor as well.

For the X1900XT line up at this time, there is no difference, even in the cooling. Just what games come bundled and maybe a VGA to DVI adapter which you should not be using anyways.
 

Makaveli

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usually the only difference between Retail and OEM is warranty. And I'm pretty sure build quality from Sapphire will be identical to BBA.
 

ayabe

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My OEM XT came with all the vivo cables, so I guess it's just the warranty.
 

Bull Dog

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I don't think its the warrenty. IIRC Sapphire cards come with a 2 year warrenty with no differentiation between Retail and OEM. The only difference I know about is that retail comes with a pretty multicolor box and a game DVD. (Or with other brands, LOTS of bundled games)

My X1900XT OEM came with all the cables/ 2x DVI->VGA and a driver CD. Oh it came with 8 high-density 1.1ns Samsung modules too. :laugh:
 

CLohre

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I know this is an older thread but I just got my PowerColor X1900XT OEM and I must have got shafted because all I got was a bubble wrapped Card and Nothing else. No cables, dongles nadda.

I am lucky I have like 3 DVI-Analog adapters from my previous cards or else I would have not been able to connect my monitor.
 

M0RPH

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Originally posted by: CLohre
I know this is an older thread but I just got my PowerColor X1900XT OEM and I must have got shafted because all I got was a bubble wrapped Card and Nothing else. No cables, dongles nadda.

I am lucky I have like 3 DVI-Analog adapters from my previous cards or else I would have not been able to connect my monitor.

Where did you buy it from and are you sure you bought the OEM card and not a refurbished one? With the OEM card you should have definately gotten a white box and the cables.

 

CLohre

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I got it from newegg... and yea I am Positive I ordered the OEM. I thought it was funny that i didn't get jack, not even a box.