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post #21 of 36
The only overclocked card worth buying from eVGA is the Super Super Clocke (SSC edition)...

The 9800GTX for example is 675Mhz stock and superclocked is 700Mhz .....lol

SSC is 770Mhz with a massive OC on the shader and memory.

Superclocked is definately not worth the extra £40 it costs over here.
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Welcome to the forums... How has the red pill worked out for you?
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A lot of companies "Bin" the better chips to go in their pre-overclocked cards - i.e. Golden Sample from Gainward do this, and so should overclock better.
post #24 of 36
My original 9800gtx died so I rma'd to BFG ... because the prices have dropped since I bought the card they sent me an overclocked version...I thought maybe it might overclock better than my older one ... But it wasnt really any better at maxing out.

You pay a lot of money for something that is relatively easy to achieve if you take the time to investigate how to do it.
post #25 of 36
I think the eVGA Super Superclock edition uses better ram for the card. The 9800GTX SSC uses samsung while the others don't. I have friends who don't know anything but push the power button on their pc and they bought a 9800GTX SSC due to the minor price difference. So there is certainly market for pre-overclock video card.
Edited by MaddenModer - 6/12/08 at 8:03am
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Quote:
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I think the eVGA Super Superclock edition uses better ram for the card. The 9800GTX SSC uses samsung while the others don't. I have friends who don't know anything but push the power button on their pc and they bought a 9800GTX SSC due to the minor price difference. So there is certainly market for pre-overclock video card.
The price difference isnt minor in uk. Unfortunately

Standard 675/1668/2200 = £205
KO version 738/1836/2250 = £258

Thats a large rip-off. IMO.
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Plain and simple its how they make money.
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Quote:
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The price difference isnt minor in uk. Unfortunately

Standard 675/1668/2200 = £205
KO version 738/1836/2250 = £258

Thats a large rip-off. IMO.
Erm, make that bigger.....

Standard: £178 - http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=788387

SSC: £244 - http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=800967
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post #29 of 36
Ive had 2 cards, evga 7950GT and PNY 8800GT that I have swapted out at diff times..

My first evga wouldnt OC worth a s***, maybe could get an extra 15-20mhz outa the core before crashing.. ended up buying a second one real cheap and gave a buddy the orig.. the second would get a good 60-75mhz on the core with ease, and actually reached the same as a KO version.

My orig PNY 8800GT would not go past 650/1650/975, my current 2 (after frying orig) will get 700/1700/1000.

So if companies are giving you cards clocked at good speeds, say 50mhz or better then id say its worth it, for 20mhz id say no.

Cause you really dont know if the card you buy will OC well or not... The KO OC SC & SSC versions will most likely go beyond shipped speeds as well
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Here's some pics of binning in progress: http://www.theinquirer.net/en/inquir...s-black-pearls

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