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Old 03-27-2006, 09:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 'Normal' 7800GS vs. 7800GS 'SuperOC'

Hey guys, I saw the 7800gs for $300 on newegg, and phewm I'm really impressed...But then I saw this SuperOC'ed version of the 7800gs with faster clock and memory speeds, the price difference is not much (a little bit more than $10) and I was womdering if the price difference was worth it? Do any of you personally have any of these vid cards? I was thinking of upgrading my 6600GT so that I can run Oblivion a bit better, without having to upgrade to PCI-E of course. Anyways, here are the cards:

'Regular' 7800GS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130275

SuperOCed 7800gs:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E168141302702

Your feedback is appreciated, thanks.
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Old 03-27-2006, 09:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, if the price diff is only $10-$20, Id say get the OCd card, but anymore money then that and its a waste. You can easily OC the card yourself.
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Its a modified Bios and its warranted with that speed.
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And the chip is likely to be better quality so your could theoretically OC it even further...

You can see from my sig that I got the CO version but the price and availiability are different in the UK.
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8-) Thanks guys
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Old 03-29-2006, 06:26 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I know how you feel Zep, I'm in the same boat as I am purchasing my 7800 gs tommorrow, and I'm not sure which one to go with... even still.... which way you chose??
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psh now evga is trying to pull of this BS "SuperOC". First it was BFG with there factory overclocked cards and now I see other companies pulling this stunt

All cards which use the same core will be built on the same PCB...so really all you're getting for the money is a modded bios with higher default clock speeds that you could have easily reached with your own overclocking...you will still get roughly the same overclocking results with both cards
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but it keeps its warantee.. even if it overheats..
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