Originally Posted by claes
Palit with the sleeper... lower power draw than MSI, lower temperature than MSI/EVGA, and only slightly louder. Imagine it'd even out with a custom fan profile.
yeah and it looks pretty cool as well. G1 runs noticeably louder while being only 4 degrees cooler (or less hot)
Originally Posted by Lex Luger The Zotac is the best
It has the highest core speed out of the box. It boosts to 1415 core clock guaranteed out of the box.
That means you have the best chance to get a good ASIC chip because Zotac has to be binning the amp extreme in order to assure stability at that kind of speed.
It also runs the coolest and has the best backplate and heatsink setup of any of those cards listed. Only card that competes with heatsink setup is the lightning which is much more expensive and much harder to find.
Only drawback of zotac is horrible coil whine/buzzing and its SUPER HEAVY. Probably the heaviest single GPU card ever made
and asic doesn't work that way. I had 980 G1 with 74% asic and it got poorer oc results than people here on OCN got on 66% asic ones. Zotac also has 60W more power consumption than EVGA, so I guess they're delivering more power to the GPU, that's why it boosts higher. Binning chips is very questionable and controversial to say the least.
I agree Zotac's card is impressive, but that 7 degrees difference in temperatures comes at approx. 25% more noise.
If I was to pick one accoring to this test it'd be
2)MSI/PalitEdited by Klocek001 - 11/6/15 at 12:24pm