Has it been proven that the eVGA 7800 GTX
OC's further than the BFG 7800 GTX
and the XFX? I'd like to see benchmarks.
I do agree that eVGA is a widely agreed high quality card, but where are you getting the idea that the BFG isn't? They definitely have been a bit overpriced, but I think this case, you are getting a very good deal. Personally I would go with the XFX over the BFG, but if you really don't trust 'em, I don't see why the BFG can't be the next option.
This is what I see in the BFG: high stock OC, potential to OC further, reputation as a very reliable card, low additional cost for the stock OC
Perhaps there is something I don't see.
Originally posted by truebe
People have also had problems with XFX in the past.
Exactly. And I read somewhere at these forums that XFX produced a bunch of DOA cards, but that was fixed and their current cards are very reliable. Please correct me if this story is incorrect. I heard it from here, but there is plenty of misinformation everywhere.
According to Anandtech, they were able to bring up the eVGA to 487/1270 with Coolbits' "detect optimal frequencies". However, there were a bunch of artifacts. The stable speed they arrived at was 475/1250. As you can see, that is a good OC'ed clock lower than the BFG/XFX stock clock. Imagine how much further it can go after an OC.
Anandtech's eVGA 7800 GTX OC results
However, anandtech claims that that story was a bit bugged in their MSI review: http://anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2479&p=3