VGA (Graphic Cards) that being macnufactured by the original maker (ATI & nVidia) is cheaper when compared by the 3rd party (MSI , Gigabyte , ASUS , Abit) . But is their quality the same ? ATI's own Radeon 9600 Pro retails at U$ 146 but Hercules's retails at U$ 207 ? Why U$ 61 difference ? nVidia's own GeForce FX 5600 retails at U$ 118 , but MSI's retails at U$ 152 . U$ 34 difference ?
Can somebody tell me cause of the difference ? Are they differ greatly in term of performance ? Or it just because the bundle of items they give with the card ?
AMD Athlon XP 3200+ , 512 PC2700 DDRAM , ATI Radeon 9600 Pro , 160 GB 7200 rpm 8 mb cache HDD