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7600GT OC'ed - Gainward vs Leadtek?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Bane, 6 May 2006.

  1. Bane

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    Deciding between:
    Gainward 7600GT Golden Sample (GX-036-GW)
    Leadtek 7600GT Extreme (GX-083-LT)

    Want gaming performance and quietness. Being fitted in a G case Shuttle.

    Deciding between these two as they both use a custom cooler instead of the reference cooler fitted on XFX, eVGA, and BFG models.

    Read the Leadtek has hot memory chips as they don't contact the cooler, and as a result are insulted by it due to restricted airflow. But is greater OC'ed out the box, as I won't be doing my own.
     
  2. IamMed

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  3. =assassin=

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    Where'd you read about the hot memory chips?
     
  4. Darkwave

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    I don't know about the specific specs of those but I have never had a problem with Leadtek producs. Always good quality, overclock well, and the support is pretty top notch IMO. :) BFG will always be the best Nvidia partner in my eyes though, right next to MSI.
     
  5. Bane

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    Review mentioning no contact between heatsink and memory.
     
  6. sunlitsix

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    my xfx came at 1600 on the mem, and they never run hot
     
  7. AceCard

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    BFG
     
  8. =assassin=

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    Cheers!! Thanks for that link, been wanting to find a review of the card for ages!!!! The temperatures shown are acceptable to me - I can live with values below 70C as most of the time my room is cooler than review conditions... :D
     
  9. bbreezeuk

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    if anyone has the above 7600s can u post 3d mark scores in particular the xfx
     
  10. sunlitsix

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    Last edited: 11 May 2006
  11. bbreezeuk

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    nice score very very close to my 7800gt what card is that u are using(make)
     
  12. sunlitsix

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    the XFX 7600GT XXX edition , 590/1600 stock
     
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    Just wondering - how quiet/noisy is the fan on the XFX card?
     
  14. bbreezeuk

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    yea i was wondering the same on the XXX edition when its OCed
     
  15. sunlitsix

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    wasn't loud for me, got the heatsink off the arctic cooler on it now anyway
     
  16. bbreezeuk

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    have u run 3d mark 06 if not can u plz

    cheers