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This is regarding the 3GB gtx 580's. The Palit and Gainward models.....are there any big differences between these and the EVGA ones apart from the warranty? I am in the UK and the EVGA ones arent available here as of yet

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This is regarding the 3GB gtx 580's. The Palit and Gainward models.....are there any big differences between these and the EVGA ones apart from the warranty? I am in the UK and the EVGA ones arent available here as of yet

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Nope
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Well outside of price, nope
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The pailt and gainward ones have a non-ref PCB and cooler, which dumps heat into your case which you don't want. if you ever watercool them you will need to get the speciel waterblocks made just for them, the EVGA use the ref pcb and cooler so it dumps heat outside your case and you can use a normal 580 waterblock.
Is this true? So EVGA is best to go for really?
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All 3GB cards are non-reference. The Palit/Gainward (same pcb, same company) actually have a waterblock specifically designed for them though.
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post #7 of 8
The manufacturers make the same reference model of the GTX 580. Technically there's no difference in specification.

Some make video cards better than others during their frabrication however and that's where the difference is.

EVGA in my opinion is the best company that makes exclusively Nvidia cards. I feel however that you can purchase which ever you want and you will make your own determination after owning a card by a certain manufacturer by experience of ownership.
     
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I was considering my options to on my recent 580 purchase.

I just went with the standard EVGA 580. It's on its way. I was looking at the Gigabyte model to but I doubt theres much difference. Some of superclocked and obviously running for a bit of a premium.
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