So we discussed this a bit in the buy/sell/trade forum but I'm starting to move towards picking one of these up while they are nice and cheap for my wifes comp (onboard vid right now)...I'm kind of guessing these are clearance sales as the shift goes to the 9600gt.
The comp is mostly office/music/photo but I'd like to run: CS:S, WOW, and Starcraft II when it comes out.
I'm essentially trying to make two decisions:
1) EVGA vs XFX: Reviews on both cards are good.
2) Standard vs superclocked edition as prices are similar.
Pros: Double lifetime warranty is good selling feature, a little cheaper on the OC card
Cons: reviews say its loud
Pros: 90 day step up if i change my mind for the 9600gt or 8800gt
Cons: big card (should fit in her mATX case)
Does anyone else have any experience with these cards or more pros/cons? Also,
Originally Posted by commandercup
then why wouldn't they?
Gordon Mah Ung says that superclocked versions of cards have better GPU's in them (statistically same, just better production models) so that they have better overclocks
Thus... that must hold true for XFX's cards too, otherwise why doesn't EVGA just pass the reference clock as well?
Confirmed? How much better of an OC compared to the OC i'd get with standard 8800gs?
Prices I'm looking at:
Xfx 8800GS XXX 680MHZ - $119, free S&H = $119
EVGA 8800GS 550MHZ - $109 + $15 S&H = $124
XFX 8800gs 580Mhz - $104 + $15 S&H = $119
Any input is appreciated.