Does the brand of graphics card effect performance or quality?

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I'm really kinda a newb at understanding how modern pc hardware works so my question right now is, does it really matter what brand of graphics card I get let's say I go with the gtx 1060 3G
But I'm confused because there are different brands for the same number of gpu like MSI ,evga, nividia

What is

I'm really kinda a newb at understanding how modern pc hardware works so my question right now is, does it really matter what brand of graphics card I get let's say I go with the gtx 1060 3G
But I'm confused because there are different brands for the same number of gpu like MSI ,evga, nividia

What is the difference between these prefixes on the card?

Other answer:

The Great White Dragon:
Assuming you mean a separate graphics card, the actual processor that does the work is either NVidia or AMD.
The processor will be the main factor along with the CPU of the computer.
When the CPU is an Intel core i7 quad core, the graphics gaming performance is approximated.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/GPU16/148…
http://www.techspot.com/review/1180-over…
and, the affect of CPU can also be estimated.
http://www.techspot.com/review/1180-over…
Add here- The effect of the CPU varies by game. You can look up several games tested.
Continuing-
So, when we say NVidia GTX 1060 it is the main processor.
Each card made with it has a variation in performance, physical size, temperature by cooling system, exact power use in watts, long term reliability and warranty, and even can vary in connector set.

The clock speed setting of the processor is one variation.
The type of video memory as GDDR5 or DDR3 is an important difference.
The amount of video memory may make a difference or may just be a marketing trick.
The card brands can be Gigabyte, EVGA, Asus, MSI, XFX, or could be branded NVidia even though they do not produce the card, or a cheaper brand like Zotac or Palit or others. These are the companies that make the card and they are not identical.

Yes, everything affects performance and quality, but the main range is defined by the graphics processor.
Toyota and Lexus are both Toyota brands. They are not made from the same parts even if you find out the engine is the same.

You either learn about what you buy before you buy it, or ask about it from people who have nothing to gain by what you buy.

Clothing is made of different materials, and brand and material does not tell you enough.

Jamin:
It might affect it… don't think it will effect it though.

Brand really only affects the cooler and customer service.

As for the GPU manufacturer, games are optimized for Nvidia or AMD sometimes. Some games take advantage of features one manufacturer has but the other doesn't, etc.

But these differences are usually minor and you're better off just trying to get the fastest card you can afford rather than buying a card that works well on a specific game that you'll probably be done playing by next year.

David:
Nvidia designs and manufactures the Graphics processing chip only. Nvidia doesn't produce the board itself.
It produces a reference design for third parties such as MSI, EVGA XFX etc to make the actual Graphic boards.
For any given GPU assuming the RAM and clock speed are the same the actual manufacturer whether it is MSI EVGA will use the reference design provided by Nvidia and the performance various by only a few percent between manufacturers.

There are exceptions however, the third party manufacturers can vary the reference design to accept different coolers different power requirements some GTX 1060s may have a higher clock speed or more RAM and this will affect the performance. Basically as long as you are comparing like for like there will be minimal performance variations, it then comes down to price, warranty and availability.

Starrysky:
Brands might make a diff, as to ports, accessories included, size of video RAM, fans and heatsinks, power usage, size of card, and which chip (Nvidia or AMD) brand is used. The higher the number, usually the better speed and more monitors it will run. Also, the prefix, if more complicated, more powerful. RAM size will depend on what you want to do with the card. Simple uses like Internet, office stuff, ordinary games need 1GB or even less. Fancy games, 2GB or higher. Higher resolution, more screens need more RAM for speed and detail.
chrisjbsc:
Different manufacturers do things differently.
leigh:
no

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