Originally Posted by FtW 420
Just a heads up, seems like the regular evga GTX 580s can overclock better than the GTX 580 super clocked models.
I usually got the SC versions, my Fermi SC models have disappointed.
EVGA seems to bin back wards now, the SC model comes pre-overclocked for the folks who don't OC further, while the vanilla models are lower VID & clock higher overall. At least in my experience, & I have seen a few other posts from people who have seen the same.
Does the effective memory have anything to do with it?
The SC has 4050 MHz (effective) and the vanilla 4008 MHz (effective).
I'm asking because why would I pay more for EVGA to send me an already over clocked card? I can OC myself. I feel taken somewhat if that's true.
When I first bought mine, I was told on OCN by multiple people they provide the better binned ram on SC because they warranty for lifetime to run my card at that higher clock and guarantee it.
My highest clock is @912 with 1.1v on the card for 6902 3D Mark 11 benchmark. "Proof
" on air.
Also if anyone would know about over clocking FTX420 would, he's our highest clocked member on Nvidia GeForce GTX 500 Series Ownder Club
to date w/580 under water @ 1106mhz!