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post #11 of 22
for the minor overclock they ship with -- no. 10-15 with Afterburner (or similar software) can net you much better results. Spend an hour or two on it and you're golden.
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post #12 of 22
never.
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I have one non-SC and one SC. I flashed the non-SC with the bios from the SC. viola.

They look identical as well.
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Just overclock it yourself to 797/1594/1950 @ 1v and you're good to go.

I did that before I upped my overclock to 850.
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In theory they bin the chips. So you may push a higher OC out of an SC/FTW card, it may also be able to get higher clocks on less volts. But theres nothing saying a vanilla card won't do just as well.
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In theory they bin the chips. So you may push a higher OC out of an SC/FTW card, it may also be able to get higher clocks on less volts. But theres nothing saying a vanilla card won't do just as well.
EVGA no longer 'bins' chips.
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In theory they bin the chips. So you may push a higher OC out of an SC/FTW card, it may also be able to get higher clocks on less volts. But theres nothing saying a vanilla card won't do just as well.
I doubt it.
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Dont they all use the reference cooler?
Nope. They vary. For example, MSI offers their Twin Frozr cooler.
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for the minor overclock they ship with -- no. 10-15 with Afterburner (or similar software) can net you much better results. Spend an hour or two on it and you're golden.
An hour of my time is worth $30 to me.

To answer the OP, depends on the OC. I'd pay $30 more for a 10% OC anytime. $30 is change, and having a warranted OC that I didn't waste time with has value to me.

I just bought a couple Palit GTX560 2GB models and they locked after playing in 3d Surround at 57X10 for a couple hours. Am I going to dick around changing voltages and testing speeds to find out where they're stable for my use? Hardly. I put my GTX480s back in, and I'll move the 560s to my 25X16 rig where they'll be a great solution at stock speeds. (they weren't bad at stock in the 3d surround rig, but they're not going to trump the 480s)
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570 SC = 570 Normal + OC

It's not any better it's just factory OC'd
    
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