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GeForce GTX260 Core 216 Normal VS SC Edition

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December 14, 2008 7:07:10 PM

Hiz
i was thinking of getting the EVGA GeForce GTX260 Core 216 when i saw the SC Edition , and i saw that it "ofc" gets better FPS in games , so i was wondering can i get the Normal one and OC it using a software and get the same results or should i get the SC one and OC it more ? and is it worth the extra 20 $ ??
thx
December 14, 2008 7:17:31 PM

99% of the time, you can just OC the regular one to SuperClocked speeds. The SC card *SHOULDNT* be able to OC any higher than a regular one, but thats not to say it CANT.
December 14, 2008 7:25:23 PM

Just to get u clear about the speeds



Everything else is the same

and the SC edition is 12 $ more !
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a b U Graphics card
December 14, 2008 7:37:53 PM

fx2236 said:


and the SC edition is 12 $ more !

That depends on where you shop. At Buy.com the difference is only $3.50
December 14, 2008 7:40:52 PM

delluser1 said:
That depends on where you shop. At Buy.com the difference is only $3.50

Newegg.com :D 
a b U Graphics card
December 14, 2008 8:18:22 PM

Buy.com has a better deal
$265 - $30 instant rebate = $235 ( Core 216 SC ) free shipping
Sign up for bill me later and get another $20 off
Got my C216 vanilla for $205.50 almost 3 weeks ago
December 14, 2008 8:21:48 PM

give me the link plz :D 
December 14, 2008 8:43:57 PM

how can i have the $30 instant rebate ?
December 14, 2008 8:45:04 PM

just ignore my last comment :p 
a b U Graphics card
December 14, 2008 9:10:36 PM

I had a conversation with tech support at evga a few months back. They said that the chipsets are binned and the faster chipsets are put into the sc, while slower ones go into the stock bin. So basically the GPU is the exact same on the 8800gtx and the 8800 ultra...only due to better metal consitency or whaterver if a chipset clocks stable at ultra speeds it gets marked as an ultra and gets a better heatsink. that's not to say that slower chips can't be overclocked...just not as stable and well as the ultra chipsets. At least that's how their tech support explained it.
December 14, 2008 9:23:15 PM

just a quick question :
do buy.com accept international cards (from uk ) and if they don't how can i pay them ?
ive tried Paypal but it didnt work for me
and btw im gonna ship it to NY ( but my card is from the UK )
thx
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