Originally Posted by saltynay
Precisely why I want user feedback to get a holistic view of the nature of the cards. Nvidia I am sure can tell which gpu's are good clockers and which are less so and charge a premium for the better chips and I want to know whether the XFX black is one of these "enhanced" gpu's or has a better stock cooler or memory to give it higher speeds.
Well the only way to tell if it has better memory is to tear open a card and see who makes the chips.
It looks like the pictured XFX card is the reference heatsink while the EVGA one looks custom.
Chances are, nobody on here will have the exact card your looking for and it kinda comes down to the luck of the draw. My XFX 8800GT came with the known to be terrible Qimodia memory which really doesn't like to overclock...