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Gtx 470 SC vs regular

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
October 2, 2010 1:16:42 AM

So the cards are the same prices...

gtx 470 regular$300
gtx 470 superclocked$300

If I plan to overclock the card anyway, which card would be better?
If I overclock the already superclocked card, is it still covered under warranty?
Anything else I should know about the differences between these two cards?

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a b U Graphics card
October 2, 2010 2:35:15 AM

factory OC cards can usually be OCed farther than non-factory OC cards, so if they're close in price, might as well get the pre-OC card.
a c 1308 U Graphics card
a c 136 K Overclocking
October 2, 2010 3:15:54 AM

Same price! Get the SC. Often the cooler on the factory overclocked cards is better.
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a c 535 U Graphics card
a b K Overclocking
October 2, 2010 3:56:04 AM

I'm going to say the Superclocked cards have components that passed a higher level of quality control. They want to guarantee that they can handle the more demanding conditions. In fact, I bet the chips that don't pass the stress test go into the non-SC versions.
a b U Graphics card
October 2, 2010 6:11:02 AM

why not get 2 gtx460 instead?
October 9, 2010 8:48:51 PM

Best answer selected by carsoncb.
a c 271 U Graphics card
a b K Overclocking
October 9, 2010 8:50:07 PM

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