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just wanna know what the differences of the two cards are. To me all I can see is that the Classified has the higher clock but the FTW comes with the backplate. Does that matter? The price differnce is only $10. I just got a Dell U2711 so I want to splurge on a new video card. any help would be great guys.
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Just clock speed mainly. Backplate doesnt really matter too much, it helps support the PCB and it looks nice.
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I'd go with the backplate and then oc it yourself.

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Go with the 680 ftw Clocks great and a nice back plate
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Dat back... Plate
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680 Classified has faster base/boost, GPU is tighter binned and 4GB of memory.

Also it has 14 power phases (compared to 8 on FTW) and dual 8pin power inputs.

Those are the main points, but there are some other differences too, such as a much more effective cooler (about 30% better) larger PCB, triple BIOS.
Edited by EVGA-JacobF - 10/16/12 at 10:17pm
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Originally Posted by EVGA-JacobF View Post

680 Classified has faster base/boost, GPU is tighter binned and 4GB of memory.
Also it has 14 power phases (compared to 8 on FTW) and dual 8pin power inputs.
Those are the main points, but there are some other differences too, such as a much more effective cooler (about 30% better) larger PCB, triple BIOS.

I just got my classified last night. I gotta say Jacob, you all did a really good job on this cards cooler. I was skeptical at first but Im impressed. Only getting around 1250 stable in BF3 thoguh. Nothing to frown at but not too much to brag about. Evbot headed this way as well as a full cover block. Are blocks still being produced?

Plus my card has this on it smile.gif

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Thank you Jacob, I was unsure about the binning but you answered that question for me. I will be getting mine this weekend now.
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