Originally Posted by fleetfeather
You'd actually argue that HOF edition cards (not ALL galaxy cards, only HOF editions) dont OC higher than the average 770 or 780? I mean, I can't find evidence of it. How could you? But to simply state it can't be so because there's no metric to measure it... c'mon.
coolhandluck41 - there's a difference between tiering and marketing.
people really? a rep from a company knows he/she is accountable to the largest enthusiast forum on the interwebz, yet you think he/she would throw something like "we hand pick chips for HOF cards" into the forums without thinking about a backlash if he was lying?
HOF edition cards can overclock better than reference, they have the non-reference PCB same as the other non-ref cards like Classified & Lightning.
But then the specially binned chips should do better than the tiered chips of the classy & lightning right? Yet they don't, they may well be as capable of taking world records, but they aren't ahead of the classies & lightnings in the ranks.
You can check the ranks of high scores for each benchmark, there are Galaxy cards up there, but obviously they aren't the best binned chips or Galaxy would take all the top spots. Getting a great gpu still involves luck in getting a good chip, Galaxy does not have a better chance at it than with any other card.
The rep isn't necessarily lying, marketing stretches the truth a bit though. I like MSI Lightnings, but not because they have 'military grade components'. They say it all the time, yet are the components more special than on the other non-reference cards? I would say no, although I've never tried shooting one to see if the components are bulletproof, I wouldn't count on it
Marketing is marketing, they all do their best to make the products look better than the competition. The proof is in the results that the people using them get.