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Has anyone noticed the prices charged by evga for so called :"superclocked" cards?
They are all $10 above regular ones!
Why do they charge 10 bucks extra just for overclocking it a bit?
Really- there are no extra gimmicks or mods, just a 7-15% overclock, which is something you could easily do at home.
post #2 of 36
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Originally Posted by kwudude View Post
Has anyone noticed the prices charged by evga for so called :"superclocked" cards?
They are all $10 above regular ones!
Why do they charge 10 bucks extra just for overclocking it a bit?
Really- there are no extra gimmicks or mods, just a 7-15% overclock, which is something you could easily do at home.
What a stunning discovery. >.>

But seriously, most VGA maunfacturers do this, BFG especially. Not everyone overclocks themselves, remember.
post #3 of 36
yes, but these are proven, stable, and most importantly, hard-coded. Unless you go way out of your way to bios mod your card, and violate the warranty by doing so, you're better off paying for them to do it.
post #4 of 36
Some people don't have the knowledge, time, or ability. But yea, the performance gain is very small.
post #5 of 36
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Well...an easier way to do this is to just look at how they overclocked it, then copy them
post #6 of 36
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Well...an easier way to do this is to just look at how they overclocked it, then copy them
True but what if your card is poor at overclocking and can't hit those clocks? What if you don't know much/anything about computers but you just want a little more performance (for only 10/20$ more) and don't want to pay to jump up to the next card (i.e. 9600gt --> 9800gtx as an example)
post #7 of 36
yeah BFG is the worse, they way overcharge for minimal OC's. i bought a 6800 bfg and realized after i got it it was a waste of money.
post #8 of 36
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I mean, just buy the *same* videocard non-overclocked and DIY
post #9 of 36
Wow, this guy joined to post his little complaint about factory overclocked hardware. Sometimes I just don't understand people.
There is a demographic of computer users who want more performance but don't want to bother overclocking, or don't know how, or fear overclocking as they think it will kill hardware. If what manufactures are doing supports capitalism, I say more more power to them.
Edited by TheFlyingWallaby - 6/11/08 at 7:40pm
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They've sometimes been known to put better RAM chips on these cards IIRC.. I know I read that somewhere
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