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So with both having the 133% max power they should OC about the same I would assume?

Yes. Usually the only difference between FTW and ACX is FTW has 2 more phases and higher base clock speed, but both SSC and FTW+ will have 6+2 digital phases. From what I understand EVGA doesn't actually bin their FTW cards, only Classifieds.
 
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From what I understand EVGA doesn't actually bin their FTW cards, only Classifieds.

Well I am still a tech newb and I don't understand your above statement. And would a pair of SSC's starve on a Corsair TX750 PSU?
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Well I am still a tech newb and I don't understand your above statement. And would a pair of SSC's starve on a Corsair TX750 PSU?

Binning is a process by which it is determined how fast a chip can run. EVGA bin their Classified cards to ensure they are able to run at high overclocks. No, 2 970s can run easily in your system on 750 watts.
 
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Gutted about this. Not long had my FTW which is a pig for boosting, but going to have a play with the bios and put stock TDP up to 180 and mac as 225, see if that improves things. Not sure the FTW+ would be compatible with my alphacool block either.
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Buy the SSC. From what I hear it's exactly the card EVGA should have released on 970 launch. I personally picked one up myself yesterday. I don't think the FTW+ specs have really dropped but from what I read on the EVGA forum it's expected to just be an SSC with a higher clock speed.

Yeah I believe they are the same card outside of the FTW+ having higher clocks out of box and a backplate. IMO I'm going with the FTW+ just to get the backplate considering the cost will probably be what the SSC is with the backplate and I know I will hunt for a backplate the second I get an SSC if I went that route.

They do look great though...def the cards evga should've went with at launch even if it meant delaying their versions of the cards a month or so.
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I feel like current FTW owners should be able to use the step up program to get the upgrade. I know I feel shafted.
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I feel like current FTW owners should be able to use the step up program to get the upgrade. I know I feel shafted.

I have a feeling you can considering the old SSC users could upgrade to the new one...a little ridiculous that the old FTW is now slower than the new SSC lol
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Well got to looking and for some reason Newegg is not allowing returns on my FTW. On the upside I can get a SSC through the upgrade program EVGA offers, and I have roughly 84 days for the FTW+ to release before I have to make a choice. So I can enjoy a better card for now and see what the future holds. Maybe if I am really lucky the gm200 will drop.
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I was going to pull the trigger on a new SSC but going to wait for the FTW +. If the SSC had a back plate it would already be in my system. If EVGA pulls full retard and ships FTW + with no back plate i'm done looking at EVGA for the 900 series.
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I was going to pull the trigger on a new SSC but going to wait for the FTW +. If the SSC had a back plate it would already be in my system. If EVGA pulls full retard and ships FTW + with no back plate i'm done looking at EVGA for the 900 series.

Nah it will def have a backplate... It's one of the big features they're hyping with the ftw+
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