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post #11 of 21
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Originally Posted by KBcobra View Post
Binning is a myth
/thread
Unfortunately ignorance isn't...

Binning does occur. AMD and Nvidia have both alluded to it in their white papers and the odd press release.

Intel has binned chips for quite some time. For example, the i7 processors originally were binned and the higher quality chips had a higher default multi applied (between the 920 and 940 C0 stepping models for example).
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post #12 of 21
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Originally Posted by Behemoth777 View Post
Just wondering, do any companies bin gtx 580's? I see a couple oc'd versions, but does that mean they bin them?
EVGA SC is the highest binned.
    
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Unfortunately ignorance isn't...

Binning does occur. AMD and Nvidia have both alluded to it in their white papers and the odd press release.

Intel has binned chips for quite some time. For example, the i7 processors originally were binned and the higher quality chips had a higher default multi applied (between the 920 and 940 C0 stepping models for example).
In the gpu world it does not. When you buy a FTW edition from EVGA it means nothing. You paid X amount of dollars more for a gpu that overclocks the same as a vanilla card. I know binning exist in the CPU world.

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Originally Posted by BKsMassive View Post
EVGA SC is the highest binned.
Seriously no one can provide proof that when you buy a SC card it overclocks better than a vanilla.
Edited by KBcobra - 2/6/11 at 11:45am
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Binned is kind of a misnomer, it's just guaranteed to ran at advertised speed.
Many many many vanilla cards can surpass these "binned" cards in highest attainable speeds.
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I see you like to freeze things.
Yes I do, but I'm lazy and hate going to buy DICE. I also have yet to freeze a gpu, although I have a brand new GPU pot.
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EVGA SC is the highest binned.
With the 200 series I was happy with evga's binning, had a couple 285 ssc & the vanilla cards couldn't touch them.
I bought 4 x 480 sc when they came out, was a bit of a mix, 2 were very good, 2 got outclocked by many vanilla cards.
I got a 580 sc at release time, & 2 more vanilla cards afterwards. I was pretty PO'd about spending more on the sc when the 2 new vanillas both blew it out of the water overclocking higher with less voltage.

I was happy enough with my 285 ssc's that I tried to go with the sc versions for a while, but I've given up on the idea of evga binning at this point. No more sc for me unless they actually start to make them as good or better than the non-sc versions again.
    
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Binning is a myth
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Ummm, no...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Product_binning
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post #19 of 21
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EVGA SC is the highest binned.
Thats a myth, why would they need to Bin to reach such a small overclock?.

You pay extra so you are "guaranteed" of the factory OC, but with 99% (judging from forum results) of 580's able to go way above the SC its probably a waste of money over the Vanilla card.
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I think most 580 are the same. Just bought a 580 SC and all they did was up the voltage to 1.088 to make it look like it oc Better. My vanilla pny 580 had a volt of 1.0 and would get about the same oc when overvolted.
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