Originally Posted by TomcatV
Nothing wrong with the Evga card ... BUT especially if your sticking with air-cooling, there is no comparison up against the G1, at any price difference much less if they are the same price! Their cooling, power phase delivery etc are all superior! With the possible exception of the Ln2 class cards, but I don't think that is of interest here?
I had been a fairly loyal Evga guy since my 1st custom build with an Evga Ti4200 appx 14 years ago, when I decided to jump ship and purchased a Gigabyte G1 980Ti almost exactly a year ago. No regrets at all, except maybe if I ever have to deal with customer service, as Evga was excellent in that department, and I have no experience w/RMA's and Gigabyte, maybe that says a lot right there? As far as being the better overclocker, that really still depends on the silicon lottery. But I can tell you last summer when the 980Ti's were all the rage, the G1's were consistently clocking between 1500-1600MHz generally outperforming all the rest in every category!
The only reason I'm leaning towards the G1 is because I've used Gigabyte before and have only good things to say about it. So I guess that 1-0 for G1. thanks for the exp
Originally Posted by RavageTheEarth
I have that card and it's great. I'd purchase that one based on EVGAs ease of RMA alone. Gigabyte is a huge... HUGE pain in the butt to deal with. I know people who didn't actual receive a working card back from RMA for almost a year after they first started the process. They kept sending back cards that didn't work correctly. Then they would take two weeks to email him back and open up a new RMA. I actually saw a similar thread on Reddit recently.
If you are going to be benching and need the absolute most performance you can get then I would say you might go with the G1 because it clocks a little better (usually). If you are a gamer who does occasional benching for fun then I would definitely go with the EVGA. Mine is one of the cards with the hynix chips. I got it mid 2015. OC'd at 1550/7200.
Is there anyway to tell which cards come with hynix mems?
I rarely bench, only getting it to game, and maybe SLI some time in the future when I get a bigger case, I've never been one to jump on new tech as soon as release, so kind of the reason I'd rather go with 980ti than 1070. (well..especially at the current price gouging)
Originally Posted by SauronTheGreat
well i have G1 gaming card which overclocks at 1547Mhz coreclock and 4200Mhz mem @ 1.19V, my temps are like 78C when i ran 3dmark and played witcher 3 for hours but its summer in my country although air conditioning is on all the time but still, i think the G1 gaming card has great OC potential but i use it on stock settings mostly because i have a 1080p screen which is nothing for a 980Ti to run on all settings maxed ....but next goal is to get a skylake system
I'd assume the 980ti was overkill for 1080p. I have a Qnix 1440p so going to be gaming at 1440p only. from what I saw, the 980ti is really good at 1440p.
so thats 2-1 G1? alrighty.