Originally Posted by consumer
This I'm calling you out on this, they are different. I bet you any money you like evga, msi, gigabyte, asus pay more money for binned or get 1st preference at better performing batches of gpu's than Zotac for their overclocked cards. They i.e nvidia will always deny this but I think it's true, I think Gigabyte have confirmed this.
& there is no way Zotac can sell reference 580's at $100 less than the competition with out using cheaper manufacturing costs and cheaper parts some where down the line.
& don't get me started about cooling, thats a big are a they need to improve on
Can I ask you a serious question?
Are you trolling?
Do you have any evidence to back your claim that Zotac uses badly binned chips on their 815MHz clocked cards?
What just because it fails to play a horribly optimized game without a bit of voltage increase?
You claim EVGA and all the other big players use good binned chips right? That's why I had two people PM me yesterday about Crysis 2 crashes with two different brands of 500 series cards; a EVGA 570 and a Twin Frozr II MSi 580 which both needed a simple voltage increase to play stable?
Hell both my 580s need a voltage bump to play Crysis 2 too.
But you come in here and crap on Zotac. HA.
Guess EVGA and MSi gets their chips from Zotac now, right?
A reference card is either made using a kit from from Nvidia to their specs or made by Nvidia directly. There's nothing to skimp out on.