Nvidia Graphics Cards (diff brands?)

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by BrokenDaily, Dec 13, 2017.

  1. BrokenDaily

    BrokenDaily MDL Junior Member

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    I keep seeing all these different nvidia graphics cards from asus, evga, gigabyte, etc, and I wonder if there's any difference between (for example) a gtx 1080 default (nvidia), and other gtx 1080's

    higher speeds than default, slightly more features, or is it really just cosmetic look and maybe switching ports around?
     
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  2. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    You would need to compare each model. 3GB, 6GB, OC, clock speeds, different cooling, power requirements - it's a huge list. Only the cheaper cards seem to be based on the Nvidia reference board...
     
  3. WindowsGeek

    WindowsGeek MDL Senior Member

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    Well it all depends what u pay for, anything over $250 is real good but theirs lots to pick from u need to do your homework, I would go into the gaming forums were players gave u the latest bench test and performance updates on all he different GPUs.
     
  4. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    #4 Joe C, Dec 13, 2017
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    Nvidia provides a basic board for manufactures, Manufactures like Gigabyte. Asus and EVGA use their own cooling set ups, warranties, o/c and timings for their boards that they sell. They sell some boards that are o/c'd with more cooling capacities or boards with less cooling. They are allowed to set their own standards as far as efficiency and o/c as long as they cover the warranty
    Nvidia does have warranty for the boards that they sell too. A three fan board will be set up to run better than a board with one fan set up
     
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  5. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    onboard will always be under performance....decent but no real fire power.
     
  6. BrokenDaily

    BrokenDaily MDL Junior Member

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    ill look into getting another video card when applicable; still, checking out the details on my current one, im surprised its 4k capable; at least the last time I checked, nvidia is giving me a 503 error "not here lel" when I try checking it out
     
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