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All right so all the stripped down naked pics of the Titan I've seen across the web all show Samsung memory. However some people here on the forums are reporting Elpida memory being used, especially in newer batches which would narrow the chance of getting any Samsung at all. I was gonna order a Classified but the Elpida chips are what's holding me back. And apparently with the Lightning it's a gamble cause both Samsung and Elpida are being used (though no one knows in what quantity). Sure, I could bin some Titans and keep the one with the Sammy but that means I might have to waste a good overclocker for the sake of better memory. That and resellers aren't happy when you send back a 1000€ piece of hardware.
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sorry to steal your topic but I am also interested in same question smile.gif

hope anyone can confirm something on this issue...
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As long as the memory performs up to spec, why does it matter what brand chip they are using? Trying to return anything because one component of the entire product isn't a brand you want is not only annoying to the vendors/oem, it's also a jerk move. The cards are not advertised to have "only Samsung memory". rolleyes.gif
 
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Originally Posted by Angrybutcher View Post

As long as the memory performs up to spec, why does it matter what brand chip they are using? Trying to return anything because one component of the entire product isn't a brand you want is not only annoying to the vendors/oem, it's also a jerk move. The cards are not advertised to have "only Samsung memory". rolleyes.gif

Because overclocking potential is important to some people
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I thought the Elpedia memory on the Classy was still OCing pretty darn good. I honestly don't think it's as big a deal as people as making it seem. Silicon lottery seems to be more of a factor at this point.
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Originally Posted by Angrybutcher View Post

As long as the memory performs up to spec, why does it matter what brand chip they are using? Trying to return anything because one component of the entire product isn't a brand you want is not only annoying to the vendors/oem, it's also a jerk move. The cards are not advertised to have "only Samsung memory". rolleyes.gif
So you're cool with vendors using inferior components and asking the same price for it...?
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All of my titans use Samsung, I've had to rma titans and the replacement refurbished cards came back with Samsung aswell. Chances are you will get a Samsung memory titan no matter where you buy from.
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So you're cool with vendors using inferior components and asking the same price for it...?
I understand what you're getting at, but if it's running without issue at the claimed spec, there is no issue. I have used Samsung, Elpida and Micron memory in multiple systems (GPUs included) and have NEVER had an issue based on brand alone. You even said it yourself, that if you bought a few of the cards, one with Elpida might actually perform better, but you want the Samsung name. Where is the logic in that?
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I thought the Elpedia memory on the Classy was still OCing pretty darn good. I honestly don't think it's as big a deal as people as making it seem. Silicon lottery seems to be more of a factor at this point.
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Elpida and Samsung are used, the majority shipped are Samsung but recent shipments are more likely to be Elpida. Unfortunately there is no way to tell.

Either way the overclockability is really more luck of the draw than anything else.
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