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Old July 30, 2008, 10:59 PM
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Default which one? gtx 260 sc or ssc

SC
evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=896-P3-1262-AR&family=GeForce GTX 200 Series Family

299 ( with 10usd rebate) = 289cdn

SSC
evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=896-P3-1264-AR&family=GeForce GTX 200 Series Family

339 (with 30usd rebate) = 299cdn

my question... do they have good OC potential? i mean do have more room for oc?


576mhz (default) vs 602 (sc) vs 626 (ssc)

which has maximum oc? actually they are same core but different version for show off blah ablh?

if i am not mistaken that it can oc to more than 700mhz


well just said i have average computer specification... my customize computer is still not ready...



sorry for n00bie question... i only have less than 24 hours... because suddenly rebate date deadline is july 31...

of course i will keep research more.... any information, answer, review or whatever would be greatly appreciate...


thank you
al

ps. i will OC this gtx260 AND swap heatsink/fan in the future...
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Old July 30, 2008, 11:27 PM
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Take the cheaper one. IMO for OC is RivaTuner, no need to pay extra for factory OC-ed cards.
For my curiosity why do you need to OC it? What CPU do you have and at what resolution do you play?
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Old July 30, 2008, 11:33 PM
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Same core, There is the SC, SSC and FTW card, The only real differences are how much EVGA has already OC'd it for you already.

Some people might say to just get the cheaper one and OC it yourself, but you are never guaranteed as to how far you will be able to OC it on your own, however the SC, SSC, and FTW cards have been tested to a certain OC... Meaning that you will probably be able to get a higher OC with the FTW then the SSC, and the SSC will be higher then the SC.

So... FTW wont' actually OC that much tho... And you could OC a SC as high as you can the SSC, but getting the SSC would just guarentee a certain clock speed. you.
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Old July 30, 2008, 11:37 PM
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Take the cheaper one. IMO for OC is RivaTuner, no need to pay extra for factory OC-ed cards.
For my curiosity why do you need to OC it? What CPU do you have and at what resolution do you play?
He didn't say that he Has to OC it, just that he will OC it in the future. And usually when they say the future it means when he is no longer getting the FPS that he wants. Or he just wants to oc it for fun!
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Old July 30, 2008, 11:43 PM
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SC
evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=896-P3-1262-AR&family=GeForce GTX 200 Series Family

299 ( with 10usd rebate) = 289cdn

SSC
evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=896-P3-1264-AR&family=GeForce GTX 200 Series Family

339 (with 30usd rebate) = 299cdn
Ps: your math doesn't add up: 339 with 30 usd rebate : 309cdn

Also you don't have to jump on the gtx 260 at those prices, they aren't unusually low?
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Old July 31, 2008, 01:08 AM
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sorry i mistyped it... it was 359.99 MINUS 30 MIR (http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...A&promoid=1030 )


anyway... i researched like crazy...

i understood about SC version... they are tested and stable compare to stock... anyhow i can oc it higher... but all oc is various.... depend on computer specification... ( pretty similar what jon said)

i hope to get more than 700mhz (as far as i check; maximum is 742mhz!!)

- q9450
- thermalright u-120 black edition
- p5q deluxe
- consair hx620
- mushkin enchanded pc2 8500 ddr1066
- raptor 150 gb
- deskstar 7k100 750 gb
- antec 300

for under 1300 with taxes WITHOUT videocard/keyboard/mouse/lcd


i decide to get SSC for 299.99cdn... pretty good deal compare to retail price<< assume thanks to 4870 >.> ( i almost got 4870... unfortunately i missed 254cdn from visiontek 4870... they (HIS and ASUS and visiontek) are not good deal (279.99 to up) and i can't oc or swap heatsink... not very better than gtx 260 OCed)



thank you

al.


ps. do you know a good site about OC in best method? (i already read lots about OC... but prehaps you could share with me)



about resolution... dont decide yet... have to get lcd first and check out... i think more of normal resolution such as 1280*1024 or something...
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Old July 31, 2008, 01:42 AM
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As already stated, you're NEVER, EVER guaranteed an overclock. The only thing you're really guaranteed is the speed that they've set the card at from the factory. There is some evidence that the higher-binned cards (in this case, the SSC), might overclock slightly better, but there is also plenty of evidence to show that there's no difference at all.

Personally, unless you've got a little money to burn, I'm not sure I'd bother paying $40 dollars more for only 24Mhz more. It's not a very good value, even considering that it's a high-end card. Even if your final overclock winds up 24Mhz higher, you're almost certainly not going to notice any difference while gaming.

Whichever card you choose, that card is probably overkill for 1280x1024 resolution. Even at 1680x1050 resolution (which is found on 22" lcd monitors these days), that card will run almost any game at high settings.
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Old July 31, 2008, 01:58 AM
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not 40cdn... only 10cdn different...

after 10 MIR SC = 289.99
after 30 MIR SCC = 299.99

last week and this week, the price of regular gtx260 is 329.99 (no changed)



hmmm... 24mhz increase from SC for 10cdn is not worth as you said?



i only want to break into 700mhz zone... i thought SSC might have better chance << sound like i am n00bie... hahaha i still used msi ti4200-8x agp.... i dont know how much different from ti4200 and gtx260

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I always figured they were all the same board, just bin'd at the factory with OC testing.
Boards that don't pass the SCC test get bumped down to the SC, etc.... and the appropriate label gets slapped on.
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Old July 31, 2008, 07:47 AM
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I always buy SSC because in my experience they have more OC headroom than the other versions and are worth a few extra dollars.
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