I want to get EVGA 8800GT, but I want to decide which one: the overclocked ones (KO/SSC) or the regular non-overclocked one. Do the overclocked cards have higher process corner? What makes them more expensive? I'm asking because people can buy the cheaper non-overclocked versions and use a software to overclock them, this looks like a better way to overclock for me, only when needed.
So to summaraize, do the factory overclocked cards have higher process corner? If no, then why are they more expensive?
PS: I asked this question twice at the EVGA forum and got no answer.
Like the previous poster said, you can pretty easily overclock a video card yourself so it isn't worth it to pay a significant amount more for a factory overclocked card. All versions of the same card are identical except for the speed setting in the card's bios. That being said, I'm usually willing to pay a small premium for an overclocked card simply because then it's been tested for the extra clock speed and guaranteed to run at the higher speed. With a card sold at stock there are no guarantees the card can be overclocked.
Thank you guys, that was very helpful. I too am willing to pay a little bit more (~$15) for an overclocked one. I'll probably wait until mid December hopefully the 8800gt cards will get cheaper when g92 8800gts is out by then.