Difference between EVGA GTX480 and GTX480SC

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by Barso, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. Barso

    Barso Active Member

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    I understand that the SC has a slight overclock but can a 480GTX not have a slight OC to match an SC ?
    Or could an SC go even further?
    Is the SC worth the extra money over a GTX480 out of the box?
    Thanks.
     
  2. scoter man1

    scoter man1 Ancient Guru

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    I am pretty sure the sc is just a mildly overclocked version. I cant remember if they set the voltages up at all in the bios. Doesnt matter much really, you can change it with afterburner or whatever tuning program you like.
     
  3. theimported1

    theimported1 Master Guru

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    There is a whole thread about this on the evga forums.
    The SC and SC+, are better chips. A evga product manager said the nvidia or evga(forget) bins certain chips that test better for the SC SC+ and the FTW.
    They select chips closer to the center of the wafer to test for the SC, SC+, and FTW. And sometimes depending on demand for the vanilla 480 you will get a chip closer to the center that overclocks really well.
    I believe the SC versions have a different bios to allow voltage control. Afterburner can only take it so high.

    So in my opinion the extra cash is worth it for a chip that tested better.
     
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