Now between the two brands, which card is the better choice and why? I realize the Gigabyte card has better cooling compared to the EVGA one but are the Gigabyte GPUs of the same quality as the EVGA ones? Will the Gigabyte card last as long as the EVGA card? Generally what is the better brand choice here considering speed, cooling, components, quality, and customer service?
Gigabyte card is factory overclocked and so is EVGA card but difference is 13 MHz in base clock speeds in both cards. Gigabyte wins by 13 MHz margin. But I would bank on EVGA card because EVGA cards have much better build quality, good cooling and most of all their customer support services are very good.