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So, I'm finally upgrading from my 9800GT to a GTX570. I'm looking at the EVGA ones because I love EVGA. My question is if the SC edition is actually binned to be a better card or if it is the same thing as the regular edition with a different BIOS. Anyone know if the VID is lower for the same clocks or something on the SC edition? I'm willing to go with a different brand, but it has to be for a good reason (ie better cooler that doesn't look tacky or better VIDs in general). Any help would be appreciated.
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Well like CPU's if you talking about overclocking.. differ greatly.
When you purchase either of those products you're like picking out of a bag hoping to get the good one.
It's hard to tell.
I'd say get the cheapest one with at least a 2~3 year warranty.
But EVGA has it's perks like "Step-up", I for one have not used it.
But EVGA has cut my method of sending/receiving there products through step-up as well as RMA's *They don't ship to P.O's as I know, also they don't ship to fowarding addresses, and also.. they don't consider "Guam" part of the U.S of A.
well good luck mang.
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Asus claim their cooler can run 14c lower than reference design. Also comes with a voltage tweak tool. Cool all-black design too

I'll be buying one next week. Seems to suit my needs better than the other 570's.
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Yea, realize it is still luck of the draw but I wasn't sure if anyone has any knowledge about the SC's being binned. I know companies used to do this for OC editions, but I'm not sure if they still do. Whichever card I get I will OC it, so it being factory OCed doesn't matter all that much. And v1ral pretty much listed all the perks I see in EVGA, although, I have also never used the Step Up....so I might go with Asus or something if the price difference is more than a few bucks.

Edit: The Asus one listed on Newegg looks like the reference cooler, how can it cool better? And I actually like the blackness of it as well..and its cheaper )
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Hi,

I'm actually just starting to look at graphics cards again and i'm about two years behind. For alot of reviews, I look at Hardware Heaven because it just lays out the information so greatly but people can show me better.

Alot of people would say go for Gigabyte and EVGA but after looking at a review also for Gainward, I would be going for them now.

Gainward GeForce GTX 570 GLH Graphics Card Review


Gigabyte GTX 570 vs Sapphire Radeon 6970 and 6850 vs Sapphire Radeon 5870 - All Overclocked Review


Regarding the Gainward, going on, it shows Gainwards Model of the cooling and more vs Nvidia new Cooling and Power management, which Gainward surpasses on with old methods.

As you can also see, the stats for the Gigabyte GTX 570 is overclocked vs the Gainward GTX 570 which isn't overclocked, which the Gainward, still surpassing it. You see later on the Gainward reviews, that it's overclocked.

Personally, I don't know the EVGA stats and review, but regading Gainward, I think ti's heavily underrated and overclocking room is created with it's cooling method.
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I love the Gainward Phantom. The problem is I cannot find them in US. I can't find any modern Gainward GPUs on the online stores I use for that matter (Newegg and Amazon).
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Originally Posted by CarFreak302 View Post
I love the Gainward Phantom. The problem is I cannot find them in US. I can't find any modern Gainward GPUs on the online stores I use for that matter (Newegg and Amazon).
Most European Online Store will offer free postage to the US, thou I could be wrong, but with such demand of such products now, SCAN and eBuyer did do this in the past
post #8 of 22
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Yea, realize it is still luck of the draw but I wasn't sure if anyone has any knowledge about the SC's being binned. I know companies used to do this for OC editions, but I'm not sure if they still do. Whichever card I get I will OC it, so it being factory OCed doesn't matter all that much. And v1ral pretty much listed all the perks I see in EVGA, although, I have also never used the Step Up....so I might go with Asus or something if the price difference is more than a few bucks.

Edit: The Asus one listed on Newegg looks like the reference cooler, how can it cool better? And I actually like the blackness of it as well..and its cheaper )
Yes the SC's are binned, however.. in some cases they don't overclock more than vanilla.
I own a SC+ GTX 470 I got it just for the backplate.. well for future purchases I will get Vanilla's.
And prolly an ASUS card as well, as to my post above.
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Gainward is the best, it is too bad they do not have any US sales.
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I love the Gainward Phantom. The problem is I cannot find them in US. I can't find any modern Gainward GPUs on the online stores I use for that matter (Newegg and Amazon).
haha I am sorry for the multi quotes.. but I too like this card.
Cooler looks sick as hell...
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