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ASRock Phantom graphics cards seem to be Colorful products?

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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  2. Clawedge

    Clawedge Ancient Guru

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    Photo of the back of the PCB? Cos the heat pipes appear to be different
     
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    That would be normal, as it's a completely different chip. However, if it's the same fan design, then it's extremely likely that Colorful manufactured the card, reusing existing design, and ASrock is selling it as a rebranded product - put a sticker on it, and voilĂ ! Instant ASrock graphics card with "Gaming" in the name.
     
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    Agonist Ancient Guru

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    Diamond was using HiS coolers for their R9 290, 280 series cards as well.

    As stated, ASrock is rebranding their cards to get started.
     

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    0blivious Ancient Guru

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    Re-brands of AMDs re-brands. There's a joke in here somewhere.
     
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    rl66 Ancient Guru

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    because one is an NVidia and other is an AMD :)
     
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    rl66 Ancient Guru

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    Despite some clue, you cannot be sure.

    Most brand doesn't do the cooler in internal, other company does it for them.
    And even premium company use generic cooler for their entry product.

    It remind me when the same cooler from Zalman where used for entry level GPU by Sapphire in full black, by Asus in white and black and by MSI in red and black...

    Colorfull and Asrock don't do volume and/or ar just starting... they both can have the same "custom generic" cooler.
     
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    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    I never had a Colorful card, can't say if this is a good thing or a bad thing in terms of how the h/w performs.
     
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    So basically you fundamentally failed to answer a question that was never asked. Awesome.
     
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    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    And... you had what reason to respond? You failed under your own assessment and didn't add anything valueable to the conversation either. So... I hope you punish yourself for it!

    People these days... :rolleyes:
     

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    The shroud looks the same to me. I agree the AsRock supplier is the same.
     
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    Is it weird that I just looked at Colorful gpus on tomtop last night in hopes of finding an upgrade at MSRP and thought the coolers looked familiar? Then I wake up and see this story!
     
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    I'm guessing there's some wheeling and dealing among the OEMs to get around the GPP by having AMD cards sold under different OEMs. I guess it's a good thing.

    Any OEM would want a slice of the mining pie, but speaking as someone who mines on the side, I would prefer an Nvidia card for mining. Nvidia cards excel at various algorithms while AMD is only really good for ethash, and Ethereum has tanked twice as hard as the overall market (price of Ethereum was 1:10 compared to Bitcoin earlier this year, but is now 1:20). If ASRock's goal is mining they're way late to the party, and they chose the wrong GPU brand.
     
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    https://www.digitimes.com/news/a20180329PD202.html
     

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    The cooler is obviously the same but you can see differences like in the heat pipes and pcb.
     
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    Of course... the one on top is an NVidia GTX 1070, and the one below is a AMD Radeon RX 5*0... the GPU is not on the same place on the PCB (wich is obviously different too)
     
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    So now we have MINING cards that incidentally can run games too? This is the end of everything... :D
     
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    That was really just some dumb random question.

    If I was making nV cards and they came to me with their GPP intending to gobble my branding... I would introduce new special branding just for nVidia. Those cards would not be named GTX ..., but GPP ... So everyone would know that they are part of program.
     
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    You'd be pedaling the life-raft together with XFX, sooner than you can say Damnation :)
     

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