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Compared 8800 GTS 320MB Cards

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May 2, 2007 8:56:32 AM

Hello All,

i was wondering is there a reason why (Performance, stability, or reliablity) that the EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320 MB 320-Bit GDDR3 PCI Expressx16 HDCP Video card is substantially ($259.99 after $20 MIR, newegg) cheaper that the BFG Tech BFGR88320GTSOCZE GeForce 8800GTS 320 MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Expressx16 video card ($329.99, newegg)

Thanks for your input, I am planning on getting the 8800GTS 320MB version as I have read that it is a better value than the 8800GTS 640MB.
May 2, 2007 9:13:13 AM

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Many times the difference is one card comes factory OCed and the other is stock. Some manufactures charge a little more because they consider themselfs a name brand and think they should get more for there products. Basicly they are all the same unless it's factory OCed.


And there is NO such thing as "more stable".
May 2, 2007 9:26:32 AM

Companies like BFG/XFX that have popped up over recent years have built an image amongst gamers that products they sell are actually better than the generic version you can buy for a lot less!

You can quite often buy a generic version of the next model up for what you woudl pay for a branded card.
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May 2, 2007 2:26:22 PM

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And there is NO such thing as "more stable".


Is that suppose to be a Question?

Uh.. no, i was just saying that there is no such thing as a "more stable" card. As long as u dont overclock it 200Mhz, its not going to become less stable.
May 2, 2007 7:19:22 PM

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You can quite often buy a generic version of the next model up for what you woudl pay for a branded card.

EVGA is hardly what I'd call generic. They make high priced cards too like the KO ACS^3 editions.

Regarding the OP, that BFG is factory overclocked where the EVGA is not, but they both appear to just be the nVidia reference design hardware. I would buy the EVGA and overclock it yourself, or get the factory OC'd XFX or EVGA models which are still cheaper than the BFG.
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